Komelon Tape Measures – Item of the Day — 12 Comments

  1. Yep, the Power Lock feature is great. I have expensive as well as cheap tapes, but my favorite ones to use have the auto locking feature and then you press the button to retract it.

    Solid Item of the Day recommendation Jack!

  2. Hard to beat the bang for buck ratio with the free ones you get at harbor freight with those coupons they have.

    But even though I’ve collected enough of them to have one in every room, out building and vehicle… they still have a way of occasionally being harder to find than you would think.

  3. The power lock feature seems pretty nice! We also like to get the free ones from Harbor Freight whenever possible.

  4. I have had these tapes in every corn of my house for years. They hold up the best and are easy to read.

  5. I’ve had 2 of these (well, still do actually) and I love the way they work as opposed to the usual tapes, however both of them started slipping after a couple of years of daily use. After a certain amount of pulls the clutch starts to slip and just keeps getting worse and it just pulls itself back in. Probably fine for the average home owner not for contractors.

  6. I used to use Stanley Leverlock doing tile work professionally. Similar concept, very cool design.

    They would get covered in thinset and the powdercoating(or whatever it is) would wear off the underside of the tape after a year or 2 but I would get 3-4 years out of them. I still preferred the regular tape measures for measuring big areas like when I was measuring rooms for tile or carpet but for the most part the leverlock was preferred. I still have one in my tile bag but I also have the free harbor freight ones in every car, truck, toolbag, outbuilding, welding cart, grinder box, etc lol.

  7. fyi for those just wanting these cheap, the 16 footers are under 5 bucks each.  So 3 for the price of the 12 foot 2 pack. At least as I post this.   Just a heads up.


    Got mine today, they’re solid pieces.  Thanks for the heads up Jack.

  8. Saw the same thing. So Jack tells people to only get the 12′ and 25′ and Amazon reduces the price of the 16′ by 75%. So I got 4. Thanks Jack, you big Jerk.