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  • Jul 28, 2010
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This double-sided retractable power tape measure, model number http://www.johnsonlevel.com/ProductDetail.as...s&ID=42&pID=169, offered by Johnson Level is probably the most useful tool that you can have in your toolbox. You can find this particular tape measure at either Yahoo.com or Amazon.com for only $10. I have not seen this particular tape measure sold anywhere else.  You can get all kinds of tape measures at a lot of different retailers, but this is by far a very dependable tool. This tape measure will help you out in a pinch because of the large black numbering and you can depend on the fact that the belt attachment will keep it connected to your belt until you reach for it.  Johnson Level has a full range of http://www.johnsonlevel.com/measuringTools.asp?id=42 plus other http://www.johnsonlevel.com/measuringTools.asp?id=42 and http://www.johnsonlevel.com/.

Description
This is a 25' steel nylon coated retractable tape measure that has printed numbers (in black) on both sides of the tape. There are black marks every 1/16" of an inch, two sets of marks run down each side (right and left), so there is no mistaking in what numbers you are reading. This tape measure weighs only 14.1 ounces and is 3 1/8" from the back to the front, 1-5/8" side to side and 3-1/8" from the top to the bottom.

The blade inside is not shiny like all of the other tape measures that you will see because, the nylon coating to protect it from nicks and abrasions has that affect on it. This coating will help the blade from rusting and possibly getting bent from usage.

There is a good reason why they call this the "Tiger Claw" and it is because the stainless steel blade hook that is attached by four rivets looks kind of like a tiger’s claw. Plus, blade hook is attached with one of the rivets separate from the rest so that the blade hook will stay securely attached yet loose enough to measure inside and outside measurements. This tape measure also has a very large spring steel belt hook attached to the side with a Phillips screw; this usually will not come undone unless it is disturbed.

Experience
Since I am doing a lot of remodeling, I can never seem to have enough tape measures. Just when you get going, you keep misplacing your most important tool and that is the tape measure. With having extras around, especially the Johnson tape measures, you will never miss a beat again. These are very dependable and when you drop them, all they do is bounce because the outer shell is covered in a black rubber coating. You will notice the importance of this covering that is on the shell, the first time that you drop this and it does not crack or split wide open like the plastic ones do.

This also has a very handy push button device, unlike the automatic one, you will have to engage the locking device to get blade to stay in place. With just a little bit of pressure you will be able to engage the locking device and with a little bit of opposite pressure you can disengage the device. The basic color is a yellowish orange and this helps when you are looking for it in the bottom of your toolbox, sometimes it can get pretty hard to see some tools. But, when it gets a little dark in there this sticks out over all of the other tools.

The first thing that you may not even notice is that the first eleven numbers are in bold print and larger than the rest to make it easier to read. On the back side of the tape the numbers are in a vertical direction and the first 11 numbers are the same as the rest. There is also a separate marking at every 16" mark for the industry standard for building houses in which you will need to use for installing studs. These numbers will also increase just like the regular numbers do as you pull the blade out. All of the numbers will accurate increase until you reach the end of the tapes limit.

I have used this tape measure to measure cabinets and installing tiles and other projects. The double sided aspect is a definite plus when it comes to any handyman jobs that you may be doing.

Conclusion
You will not be disappointed when you put some money into a good measuring device from Johnson. They have all kinds of measuring devices and laser to choose from to help you out on the job, whether it was on a construction site or on the home front. You will be able to measure you success with the end results with a Johnson tape measure and lasers. In the end the results will stand out over all of your other predecessors, when you go to look for a tape measure this one probably be the first one that you grab from now on, if not for its accuracy but because it will stick out because of its color. Five stars for this tape measure

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This is a 25' steel nylon coated retractable tape measure that has printed numbers (in black) on both sides of the tape. There are black marks every 1/16" of an inch, two sets of marks run down each side (right and left), so there is no mistaking in what numbers you are reading. This tape measure weighs only 14.1 ounces and is 3 1/8" from the back to the front, 1-5/8" side to side and 3-1/8" from the top to the bottom.

The blade inside is not shiny like all of the other tape measures that you will see because, the nylon coating to protect it from nicks and abrasions has that affect on it. This coating will help the blade from rusting and possibly getting bent from usage.

There is a good reason why they call this the "Tiger Claw" and it is because the stainless steel blade hook that is attached by four rivets looks kind of like a tiger’s claw. Plus, blade hook is attached with one of the rivets separate from the rest so that the blade hook will stay securely attached yet loose enough to measure inside and outside measurements. This tape measure also has a very large spring steel belt hook attached to the side with a Phillips screw; this usually will not come undone unless it is disturbed.
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