Advent vice versa tape measure

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For a very long time I’ve been irked by the fact that the Stanley fatmax tape measure that I’ve been using has got feet and inches on one side of the tape and metric on the other. When doing measurements from left to right, the metric side is nearest to you and imperial away from you so if the edge you want to measure is on the imperial side then you have to hold the tape awkwardly to get a metric reading.
So, I’ve finally found a tape measure that is everything I want after watching a review of it on another site. The Advent tape has metric measurements on both edges of the tape on the upper edge AND both edges on the underside of the tape as well. Which means that you can take accurate measurements from many different angles without having to twist the tape or your neck.
The tape has a locking button and a button to stop the tape retracting too fast and slicing a finger off in the process.
I bought mine from toolstation and got the 8m tape but they also do a 5m one as well

There are occasions when a imperial tape has its use but for most of what I do the Advent one will be my go-to tape from now on.

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Gosforth Handyman did a video about this recently, I am going to get one, they look great.
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I'm going to get one next time I go to toolstation.
Annoying as anything having inches on a tape at all, let alone in the "prime spot"
I changed over to metric over 30 years ago.
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Great idea to print under the tape as well. Anyone know what the stand-out is on these, vs. the near-4m on FatMax Pro tape measures?

I probably won't be getting one but it looks pretty cool, and less than half the price of the FatMax Pro tapes, though my FatMax Pro is mostly metal construction. I also don't use inches, not unless someone else wants something measuring in inches. Looks like the 8m variant has a large tip on the tape, similar to the FatMax ones.
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Rorschach wrote:Gosforth Handyman did a video about this recently, I am going to get one, they look great.
Yeah, he did a great review, here is the link

https://youtu.be/9vg776v1VF4

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Stanley do an all metric version which is very nice, although expensive.

Also... I imported a Johnson all-Imperial one which is my absolute favourite for timber framing projects.
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Used one for several years now it is very good and accurate. In fact I wore mine out. Recently bought a Magnusson tape from Screwfix very good also dims both side and a magnetic tip, so really good for picking up screws n nails, saved the back.
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Post by Bob225 »

You want one of them their euro tapes

8m Stanley Fatmat 0-33-892

eg. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STANLEY-FatM ... SwG21ec3aZ
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Post by Chippo1 »

That Stanley still does not have measurements on the reverse of the tape, which is so much better for marking out as the edge of the tapes sits tight to the work piece.
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