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Stanley 033887 FatMax Tape Rule 5m £5.50 (Prime) £9.99 (Non-Prime) @ Amazon
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Stanley 033887 FatMax Tape Rule 5m £5.50 (Prime) £9.99 (Non-Prime) @ Amazon

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Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.


They curve the tape more then usual which stops it going limp. Can extended quite a long way. Probably put your 8 footer to shame haha(y)
Edited by: "uglybob888" 31st Jan
It’s on the large size for a 5M tape. It easily self supports out to 3M.

Note this one is metric only. Printed only on top. Large lug at end.

Its a class 2 tape so accurate to that like the majority of tapes, +/- 2.3mm over 10M.

Cracking price, heat added.
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Handy. I left one of these on a job and never got it back. Although I generally use fisco tapes as they are more accurate. But this style of tape can be useful.
That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot.

Mine can get to about eight foot.
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 30th Jan
Ordered. Thank you
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.


They curve the tape more then usual which stops it going limp. Can extended quite a long way. Probably put your 8 footer to shame haha(y)
Edited by: "uglybob888" 31st Jan
Solid tape measure and does exactly what it’s meant to do measure lol
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.


I’ve got it and it reaches 12
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It’s on the large size for a 5M tape. It easily self supports out to 3M.

Note this one is metric only. Printed only on top. Large lug at end.

Its a class 2 tape so accurate to that like the majority of tapes, +/- 2.3mm over 10M.

Cracking price, heat added.
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uglybob88830/01/2020 19:52

They curve the tape more then usual which stops it going limp. Can …They curve the tape more then usual which stops it going limp. Can extended quite a long way. Probably out your 8 footer to shame haha(y)



Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.



It goes “limp” after 4 mtrs, so 10ft more than a couple of foot, and 4 ft further than the one you own.
I've checked my old one and it does 200cm or 80" but it is an 8m one.
Good price.... shame I need the 8m.
squeekyclean30/01/2020 20:02

Act It goes “limp” after 4 mtrs, so 10ft more than a couple of foot, and 4 …Act It goes “limp” after 4 mtrs, so 10ft more than a couple of foot, and 4 ft further than the one you own.


8m (limp @ 2m) or 5m (limp @ 4m)

Hmm, I'd go with 1.
Thnx ordered, don't need one.
good deal would get it if It had imperial on as well as metric.
Happynailer30/01/2020 21:19

good deal would get it if It had imperial on as well as metric.


Metric is apparently better so you can read it on both sides.

Or all imperial if you're that way inclined.

Mixed units isn't great for accurate work - more casual use I'd say.
As you should be working to one system of units - and will likely want it on both sides

thetapestore.co.uk/kno…tml

Graduations / Units of MeasurementPossibly the single most important factor to consider when choosing a tape measure is the units of measurement or graduations marked on the blade. All UK/European tape measures must have at least metric markings - the majority of UK tapes (due to our curious mix of metric and imperial scales) also include imperial markings (feet, inches and fractions of inches). No UK-specification tape measures feature imperial-only markings.

Whilst the vast majority of UK tapes are metric/imperial, the most UK trades and professions work solely in metric and have done for some time. When considering a metric/imperial tape you should really consider whether you really, truly need the imperial scale. The average UK-spec tape reads left to right with the user reading and marking instinctively along the top edge of the blade. With a metric/imperial tape the top edge of the blade features the imperial scale – the metric scale is along the bottom. Transposing a measurement point from one side of the blade to the other leads to inaccuracies, frustration and slower measuring.

A metric-only tape, on the other hand, features metric markings on both edges of the blade making for quicker, more accurate and hassle free measurement along the metric scale.

Cheers OP
Edited by: "Shinoke" 30th Jan
Shinoke30/01/2020 21:32

Metric is apparently better so you can read it on both sides.Or all …Metric is apparently better so you can read it on both sides.Or all imperial if you're that way inclined.Mixed units isn't great for accurate work - more casual use I'd say.As you should be working to one system of units - and will likely want it on both sideshttps://www.thetapestore.co.uk/knowledgebase/How_to_Choose_the_Right_Tape_Measure.htmlGraduations / Units of MeasurementPossibly the single most important factor to consider when choosing a tape measure is the units of measurement or graduations marked on the blade. All UK/European tape measures must have at least metric markings - the majority of UK tapes (due to our curious mix of metric and imperial scales) also include imperial markings (feet, inches and fractions of inches). No UK-specification tape measures feature imperial-only markings.Whilst the vast majority of UK tapes are metric/imperial, the most UK trades and professions work solely in metric and have done for some time. When considering a metric/imperial tape you should really consider whether you really, truly need the imperial scale. The average UK-spec tape reads left to right with the user reading and marking instinctively along the top edge of the blade. With a metric/imperial tape the top edge of the blade features the imperial scale – the metric scale is along the bottom. Transposing a measurement point from one side of the blade to the other leads to inaccuracies, frustration and slower measuring.A metric-only tape, on the other hand, features metric markings on both edges of the blade making for quicker, more accurate and hassle free measurement along the metric scale.Cheers OP


I use metric only tapes for that reason but the over curved tape on these fatmax tape measures makes marking less accurate and more awkward for marking measurements anyway
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 20:44

8m (limp @ 2m) or 5m (limp @ 4m)Hmm, I'd go with 1.


Packaging says 4mtr on the 5mtr tape?
Just ordered 5minutes ago for 5.50£,unfortunately looks like its back to normal price at 21£
HehexD30/01/2020 21:53

Just ordered 5minutes ago for 5.50£,unfortunately looks like its back to …Just ordered 5minutes ago for 5.50£,unfortunately looks like its back to normal price at 21£


Can still order at £5.50 just it’s 1-3 weeks delivery
Great deal quality tape
HehexD30/01/2020 21:53

Just ordered 5minutes ago for 5.50£,unfortunately looks like its back to …Just ordered 5minutes ago for 5.50£,unfortunately looks like its back to normal price at 21£


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Thanks again HUKD, that's another item ordered I didn't really need but it's a good price.

I'm sure I'll need it soon enough, I'll just leave it in the van for when I forget my other tape.

Well spotted OP. It is still available at £5.50 but it's in the other vendor options.
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.


Got mine to 3.5m
these sell on eBay £20 - £25 daily.
£5.50 is an absolute bargain
Max 3 per customer
uglybob88830/01/2020 21:44

I use metric only tapes for that reason but the over curved tape on these …I use metric only tapes for that reason but the over curved tape on these fatmax tape measures makes marking less accurate and more awkward for marking measurements anyway


I'm not old skool but if I'm measuring timber for the garden say, I find it a lot easier to remember* "9 foot 6 1/2" than "2850mm" etc.

Edit: * Especially when the point of measurement, and point of cutting is about 20m away; for me, metric would be 60m total walking but imperial only 20m.
Edited by: "Roger_Irrelevant" 30th Jan
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 23:27

I'm not old skool but if I'm measuring timber for the garden say, I find …I'm not old skool but if I'm measuring timber for the garden say, I find it a lot easier to remember "9 foot 6 1/2" than "2850mm" etc.


Exactly its alot easier remembering imperial for rough sizes too. A good tradesman should know both. I've cut things wrong in the past because metric can be quite confusing if you're slightly dyslexic too 2040mm and 2400mm can get easily overlooked. It's easier to 4x2 and 2x1 as well with timber.
Damn you Hotukdeals, more stuff i don't need, ill put it with the other spare Rolson one i didn't need but still bought the other day lol
paulrj30/01/2020 19:59

It’s on the large size for a 5M tape. It easily self supports out to 3M. N …It’s on the large size for a 5M tape. It easily self supports out to 3M. Note this one is metric only. Printed only on top. Large lug at end.Its a class 2 tape so accurate to that like the majority of tapes, +/- 2.3mm over 10M.Cracking price, heat added.


Only metric - be no good tomorrow when we come out of the EU
Will this measure accurately around 3 and a half inch ? Asking for a friend
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Get your ID ready??!!(confused)
uglybob88830/01/2020 19:47

Handy. I left one of these on a job and never got it back. Although I …Handy. I left one of these on a job and never got it back. Although I generally use fisco tapes as they are more accurate. But this style of tape can be useful.


Yeah I've found that these tape measures don't measure 5m
Ordered because someone keeps steeling mine.
Ordered for use in the summer when I'll be erecting a new fence.
It almost fits in my don't pay more than 1 pence per millimetre rule.
nanlik31/01/2020 18:30

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I’m in the middle aged camp. But I did have a young apprentice give me measurements from both scales at the same time. 1 meter, 3 inches and 3 of the small ones!!! Funnily enough I made him measure again and take a photo of the tape where he wanted the conduit bent to
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.


3.7 metre reach, I've tested it
Roger_Irrelevant30/01/2020 19:48

That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which …That looks small, which means it probably uses thin metal tape, which means it will probably go limp when it's only extended a couple of foot. Mine can get to about eight foot.


They stand out just upto 4m
Thanks. Ordered the beast
1616french31/01/2020 18:13

Ordered for use in the summer when I'll be erecting a new fence.



Careful, don’t get too erect by erecting those fences
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