Best Tape Measure UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best tape measures that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace. These are the most popular tape measures to have in your tool box as they usually clip on to your pocket or tool belt.

Most of them measure up to around 5 metres (16 feet) and they open quickly and retract even easier. The better ones will have a lock feature when the tape is open. They will also have metric on one side and imperial measurements on the other side of the tape.

These are used every day by people in the trades. They are one tool that every home owner should have as they will get regular use.

Do yourself a huge favour and don't ever buy a cheap one of these as they will drive you mad. They bend when extended, the tape isn't that accurate and the recoil on them will just break after a short period of time.

A tape measure is something that will get plenty of use, and the good quality ones are not that expensive, so well worth your investment.

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Just below you will see our top 5 list of tape measures. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Stanley Tylon Tape, 5m/16ft.

Best Tape Measure by Buyer Rating

The top 5 are as follows:

Rank

Product

Satisfaction

1

Stanley Tylon Tape, 5m/16ft

95%

2

Stanley STA130656N Pocket Tylon Tape, 8 m/26 feet

94%

3

Stanley Powerlock Tape, 5m/16ft

89%

4

OX Measuring Tape Trade Series  Heavy Duty  5 m

88%

5

Rolson 50535 5m x 19mm Measure Tape

86%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Stanley Tylon Tape, 5m/16ft Summary Review

  • 95% customer satisfaction with 84% of all buyers giving this tape a full 5 star review
  • This is a 5 metre (16 feet) tape
  • The blade is 25 mm wide
  • The blade is Tylon coated to prevent abrasion
  • It has a blade lock for accurate measurements
  • The blade also has a matt finish that reduces glare and reflection
  • Uses Tru zero end hook to compensate for accurate inside and outside measurements

No 2 - Stanley STA130656N Pocket Tylon Tape, 8 m/26 feet Summary Review

  • 94% Customer Satisfaction with 84% of all buyers giving this tape a full 5 star review
  • This can measure up to 8 metres
  • The blade is 25 mm wide
  • The blade is Tylon coated to prevent abrasion
  • It has a blade lock for accurate measurements
  • The blade also has a matt finish that reduces glare and reflection
  • Uses Tru zero end hook to compensate for accurate inside and outside measurements

No 3 - Stanley Powerlock Tape, 5m/16ft Summary Review

  • 89% buyer satisfaction rating with 73% of all buyers giving this tape a full 5 star review
  • This can measure up to 5 metres
  • The blade is 19 mm wide
  • Has a Mylar coated blade which is better than a normal blade that has been lacquered
  • Designed as Class II accuracy
  • Available in 3, 5, 8 and 10 metre sizes

No 4 - OX Measuring Tape Trade Series Heavy Duty 5 m Summary Review

  • 88% buyer satisfaction rating with 68% of all buyers giving this tape a full 5 star review
  • Used in the trade as it is designed for heavy duty use in tougher environments
  • This can measure up to 5 metres
  • The blade is 25 mm wide
  • Has a moulded rubber case and a nylon coated steel blade
  • Quick release button on the side
  • Button on the bottom is used for locking

No 5 - Rolson 50535 5m x 19mm Measure Tape Summary Review

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating with 72% of all buyers giving this tape a full 5 star review
  • This one can measure up to 5 metres in length
  • The width of the tape is 19 mm
  • The main housing is made from plastic with a rubber outer cover
  • There is a thumb operated lock
  • Also has a carry strap and a belt clip

Tape Measure Buying Tips

  1. The 5 metre length is the most popular and big enough for most jobs around the home
  2. Get an 8 metre one if you have to measure a lot of floors or walls
  3. Stanley do make the best tapes of this kind in our opinion
  4. A thumb operated lock is essential and the lock needs to be solid
  5. It should have a smooth retracting mechanism for quick release
  6. The belt clip is a handy feature to have
  7. Many of these have a carrying strap but we think this has limited use other than for storage
  8. The better tapes with have a red mark at 16" for anyone spacing joists
  9. Metric is the most commonly used measurement, but some of us prefer feet and inches - most tapes have both but be careful, there are metric only tapes
  10. Never over stretch these as you will pull the tape out too far and it will never go back in again

A very useful item to have in your tool kit.

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