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Just go into any BandQ,  Wickes type of store unwrap a tape as you browse to measure something your thinking of buying then simply pop it on your belt/waste band when you leave,  👍👍

Drive to work in Kent last night , tested positive for COVID this morning and isolated , came hone at lunchtime and landed at teatime .  walked upstairs to find a newly laid temporary tile bathro

Used to love helping my Oldman out at the joinery when I was a nipper myself Sid...the smell of fresh timber, wood glue and coffee 😁👍

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Chesterman Sheffield England and on the tag the other side Timothy Sandwith Horticultural Specialist. had it for donkeys years can't remember even where it came from still works fine. Don't even know how old it is.

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12 minutes ago, dogmandont said:

 Like the belt clip on the fisco.

Now, I must say, Don; Belt Clips! Fukk Me! If Milwaukee made their squat one, with a belt clip that actually clipped and stayed clipped? I'd pay fukking double!

I'm sick and fukking tired of putting my one on my belt. Not walking the length of the fukking thing and hearing that oh so familiar Clatter!!! :censored:

Christ, I'm sick and tired of those Useless clips! I don't even give them a thought any more. Complete waste of time. Just carry the fukking tape in my hand.

Then, stretch it out along a length of 2 x 2. Get my pencil out and, once more, hear that clatter. As I glance up to see fourteen foot of poxy steel tape, twisting its way toward me!!!

Nope. The Red Toad it'll be, for me.

 

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Stanley FatMax :yes:

 ........ good sturdy bit of kit - I've had mine for years - you can measure long spans without it buckling or, chase the dog round the living room with it without getting off the sofa :laugh:

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Terrible that some of use wouldn't pay a fiver for a tape measure FFS bet your the ones who used to steal clipper lighters from your mates house when you was younger 

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Ive got 3 or 4 tapes around my van and shed the ones in my van i stick the same make . Seen a picture where different brands give different measurments so i make sure their all the same . I go for stanley , theyre reasonably cheap , its not end of the world if you drop them and their readibly available in every building type shop. Like everything nothing is built to last and if they end up getting used in the rain or get dropped in water its a downward spiral from there on . Never tend to get to attached to tapes , get pissed off when i blunt a saw tho 

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A set of Stanley Tylon is probably the best value for money and they are good tapes. Milwaukee is the dogs dangles at the minute, but you do pay for it. 100% keep that Stanley knife even if you decide to take it apart and repaint it. I struggle to find a Stanley knife worth having these as there's too much safety going on between non-locking and self-retracting I find them a waste of time compared to a proper one.

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13 minutes ago, S.Maclean said:

A set of Stanley Tylon is probably the best value for money and they are good tapes. Milwaukee is the dogs dangles at the minute, but you do pay for it. 100% keep that Stanley knife even if you decide to take it apart and repaint it. I struggle to find a Stanley knife worth having these as there's too much safety going on between non-locking and self-retracting I find them a waste of time compared to a proper one.

I bought a hultafors knife recently and its up there with stanley ,its easy to change the blade (you can unscrew the wheel by hand) inside the knife is a blade holder full of blades ready and the blades that come with it are insanely sharp 

 

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17 minutes ago, Welsh_red said:

I bought a hultafors knife recently and its up there with stanley ,its easy to change the blade (you can unscrew the wheel by hand) inside the knife is a blade holder full of blades ready and the blades that come with it are insanely sharp 

 

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They look handy I might give one a try. I find a non-retractable invaluable at times as long as your careful and don't stick it in your leg.

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3 hours ago, Ken's Deputy said:

Now, I must say, Don; Belt Clips! Fukk Me! If Milwaukee made their squat one, with a belt clip that actually clipped and stayed clipped? I'd pay fukking double!

I'm sick and fukking tired of putting my one on my belt. Not walking the length of the fukking thing and hearing that oh so familiar Clatter!!! :censored:

Christ, I'm sick and tired of those Useless clips! I don't even give them a thought any more. Complete waste of time. Just carry the fukking tape in my hand.

Then, stretch it out along a length of 2 x 2. Get my pencil out and, once more, hear that clatter. As I glance up to see fourteen foot of poxy steel tape, twisting its way toward me!!!

Nope. The Red Toad it'll be, for me.

 

The belt clip is the reason I keep going back to em myself that and the plastic end which doesn't bend if dropped. 

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1 hour ago, Welsh_red said:

I bought a hultafors ...

:good: On my list. Thanks! My old Stanley? The damn blade slips back in as ye using it. Can't see an obvious cure for that, so I could do with a new one.

Actually; I saw a chube where they said a new model of Milwaukee ~ ironically! ~ was the absolute bollocks. 

Can't remember which one now though. Shame. I'd quite like them to find more Milwaukee gear, when I'm dead.

 

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