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Discussion in 'Other Every Day Carry Items' started by Jason Liddell, Jan 16, 2017.
What's the world coming to, Stanley has an Aussie version
Congrats on the find, onto the next grail.
Hmm....I was just looking for that the other day. I'll have to call up Stanley tomorrow and see if they offer it here. (I'm in CT, couple towns over from their main plant)
Seems to me IIRC, that somewhere I have a 12 ft Stanley tape that is a pocket size and has both inch and metric; shouldn't be so hard to find. With a little looking I find one at Amazon (not a Stanley product) that is a 10 foot tape; marked in inch and metric; sells for $9.90. Longer ones also shown. Here is the link: https://amazon.com/Magnelex-Measure-10-Foot-Measuring-Construction/dp/B01BDYE6O2/ref=pd_sim_469_89?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JNVDKRTCMQSBGAQXSGNB
Moshe ben David
I actually have that one saved on my list....
Bought the Max key ring style, less than $5 Australian too. Bargain. Solid construction 2 meters long measured in mm.
One thing would've been nice is to have imperial as well, in the small tape measure.
I've found in Australia it is difficult to find a tape measure of any size with the millimeters on the top and inches on the bottom. Most of them are inches on the top and mm on the bottom.
At the end of the day, millimeters is what I always use, so just happy to have that in a keyring style (ie small enough to be in my EDC bag)
Probably the dual-use tape measures are mostly targeted at markets (e.g., US) that still are primarily inches; for us having the metric is a nice to have but not essential option! So the inches out rank the millimeters!
Moshe ben David
I just picked up a little Milwaukee keychain tapemeasure. Pix coming in a minute.
It came with hook for a keychain, but I took it off, and installed a clip from an old junk tape measure....
Only $3 at home cheapo....
Did exactly the same thing to the little Stanley Fatmax, also purchased from home cheapo. I do tend to carry a zippo tape more often. It is is surprising how much more pocketable it is (1/2" thick versus 13/16"). The actual tape is much better on the Stanley.
Super cheap auto have one listed on their website which has both inches and cm (SCA Tape Measure - Mini, Keychain, 2M 37969). I think Bunnings have a Stanley Fatmax 2 metre tape but I think its only cm.
I carry a Stanley Fat Max 3 yard/meter in my EDC bag plus one in each car, they are the key chain version. In hindsight I wish I had bumped up to the 6 yard/meter tape, its slightly bigger but its going in a bag anyway, 3 yards is pretty short when it comes down to it. They are an all metal construction with rubber gripper parts on the body. My father-in-law is a contractor and won't use anything other than a Fat Max.
$3 from countycomm...
slim, compact, & easily slips into pocket.
That’s exactly what I was going to post. I bought 5 of them.
I carry one everyday in my original Nite Ize Pockits belt pouch. It fits perfectly in the back pocket of the pouch.
That link could have been just this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084ZVKHFV/
I have this Rolson, not part of my EDC but always at hand at home:
Probably something similar to what OP had, but it never occurred to me it couldn't be precise enough.