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Old 10-31-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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I was making my bi-yearly screw order from McFeely's and I ordered a magneto tape measure holder . It was just under $14.00.

I used it for the lst 2 days and I really like this . AS a cabinet installer I don't wear tool belt for obvious reasons . I constantly put my tape measure down in a drawer base , upper cabinet or by my mitre saw. I actually started bringing 2 tapes in with me as when I'm really rolling I would end up looking for my tape measure and once in awhile I'd leave it somewhere and it would take a few minutes to find it , lol, and I would get pissed .

I stopped hooking my tape on my belt quite some time ago since it was falling off during work and I worried it would eventually scratch a cabinet or floor .

Well this magneto has a strong magnet and I have had no problems with my tape falling anymore . The last 2 days I did not ever have to search where I left my tape . It might sound trivial but I work at a pretty quick pace ( like most) and sometimes have to answer the phone ect ,ect while working and I was suprised/pissed at how many times I would have to search for my tape measure . For 2 days my tape has been where it should be ......right on my side . I hate stupid things that slow up productivity like most .

Great pickup so far . I'll have to see how it holds up over time but if I get over 6 months out of it I'll keep using one at just under $14.00. Anyone else using this ? I recommend it so far .
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:03 PM   #2
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ah yah. lee valley has em too
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I remember guys in the cabinet shop having something like that over 40 years ago....
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I remember guys in the cabinet shop having something like that over 40 years ago....
I don't have 40 year old memories!
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I stopped hooking my tape on my belt quite some time ago since it was falling off during work and I worried it would eventually scratch a cabinet or floor .
With a magnet, it can still get knocked off if you inadvertently brush against something. I prefer this style.



Admittedly, it can be a tossup whether a falling tape or a securely fastened one is more likely to do damage that'll make you say bad words...
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I'm forever dropping stuff, getting stuff knocked off... I just gave up and started using a fly fishing vest. I even knock my cell phone off using a belt clip.

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