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I have four concrete reasons for not liking this particular tape measure. One’s more subjective than the others, so let’s get that one out of the way first. This tape is 9/16" wide (aka one notch less than 5/8"). My previous tape, made by Dritz, is 5/8" wide, which makes subtracting/adding seam allowances a snap, and I’m sad to lose this handy little reference. Less subjectively: the metal end of this tape is lose, and it slides around on its rivet quite a bit. So for nice and accurate measurements, I use the 1" mark as the start and subtract an inch from number that I read on the tape. Super annoying. It’s an indicator of low quality, and it’s frustrating to use. Next, the tape has inches on one side, centimeters on the other. The numbers on each side of my old Dritz tape start from opposite ends of the tape, so no matter which end I pick up first, it’s the "beginning" of the tape, and I can start measuring. But with this Singer tape, the numbers on each side start on the same end — so I have a 50/50 chance of grabbing the "end" of the tape (noting that there’s some blank space at the end of the tape, so I can’t even just use that and do the math), and then needing to find the other one to actually start measuring. Which is extra annoying when I’m holding a seam closed with one hand, or when I have it draped around my neck and the "end" of the tape is handy, so I have to pull the other end across my body uncomfortably. If that makes sense. And finally — the marks on each face don’t match up precisely. Since the numbers start counting from the same end of the tape, when you look at the tape from the side, you’d expect to see inch markings coming from exactly the same spot on the tape. But on this, they’re noticeably off — roughly 1/32". Not a huge deal, as this isn’t the tool you’ll want for precision but, c’mon! Again, it’s just low quality. I can’t believe I care enough to write such a thorough review of such a simple tool, but apparently I do! I’m going to go order another tape from Dritz, and I’ll throw this one in the household toolbox. Check it out!
Singer 60-inch Vinyl Tape Measure is lightweight and accurately printed in both-inches and centimeters. This flexible tape measure is perfect for measuring curved or flat surfaces. Metal ends keep the tape from fraying.
Singer 60-Inch Tape Measure Review
I have to tell you. ….this tape measure is 1 1/4 inches longer than my old tape measure. So although it says 60", it’s really 61 1/4". We measure things for a reason, we need precise measurements, right ? That’s a huge mistake to be off by that much! This one’s from old one I’ve had for many years. -Read Reviews-
Singer 60-inch tape measure is lightweight and accurately printed in both inches and centimeters
This flexible tape measure is perfect for measuring curved or flat surfaces
Metal ends keep the tape from fraying
I don’t know about anyone else but a tape measure is a handy thing to have around the house. I use it to take my personal measurements; which in turn helps me track my size, weight, etc. The thing is you cannot find small items like this locally any more. Fabric stores are a thing of the past where I live. this item fits the bill; I like it and recommend the purchase.