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I have the Kolbalt magnetic tape. Lifetime warranty but I seem to lose the magnets on a very regular basis so decided to try something else.

Here is the Milwaukee. http://www.milwaukeetool.com/hand-tools/tape-measure/48-22-5116

Here is the Klein. http://www.kleintools.com/catalog/tape-measures/tape-measure-5m-magnetic-double-hook

I really have started to like Milwaukee's products, specifically their drills and some hand tools, but I really liked the Klein one I tried out the other day for a couple of reasons. The magnets are extremely strong and they seem to a lot more durable since they are offering the square magnets vs the circular ones. I just found out about the Milwaukee today. I'm going to talk to a guy on the job and see if I can check his out. From the sounds of it the Milwaukee has a stronger tape for trying to reach out to a far away length like the fat max. Just wondering if anyone has had a chance to try out both and give some feedback. Thanks in advance! :thumbup:
 

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The Klein tape measure is a Komelon. If you want the same tape but cheaper go to home depot and buy a Husky tape measure, also made by Komelon. Decent tape, not quite as long of a standout as a fatmax but the magnets stay in, been my go to tape for a couple years.

Don't know anything about the Milwaukee tape, I'd be interested to know who makes it. that pictures look OK.
 

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The Klein tape measure is a Komelon. If you want the same tape but cheaper go to home depot and buy a Husky tape measure, also made by Komelon. Decent tape, not quite as long of a standout as a fatmax but the magnets stay in, been my go to tape for a couple years.

Don't know anything about the Milwaukee tape, I'd be interested to know who makes that pictures look OK.
Have the 16' Husky tape and it is a very good tape for the price. It had the square magnets on the end. Lost one though. Still holds somewhat decent and the stand out is about 9 feet.
 

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I have the 40' husky myself, due to always setting floor boxes pre concrete and a small penis. But the only complaint I have is how thin it is and not having a standout past 7 foot. Magnets stay in and it cost about $20.
 

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I have the 40' husky myself, due to always setting floor boxes pre concrete and a small penis. But the only complaint I have is how thin it is and not having a standout past 7 foot. Magnets stay in and it cost about $20.

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I have both. The milwaukee is definitely better built as far as toughness. The belt clip is supper strong. When I get into the truck it doesnt bend when it hits the arm rest. The klein has broken a few times. And getting klein to warranty it is a pain. Hope that helps. Also I think rhe standout on the Milwaukee is better.
 

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I have the 40' husky myself, due to always setting floor boxes pre concrete and a small penis. But the only complaint I have is how thin it is and not having a standout past 7 foot. Magnets stay in and it cost about $20.
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A guy I work with has it, and I really like it. It's shaped to fit exactly in your hand and not feel bulky at all. Also, the belt clip is rounded. I've found that the belt clip on the other brands wears out the pocket on my work pants.
 

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The Klein tape measure is a Komelon. If you want the same tape but cheaper go to home depot and buy a Husky tape measure, also made by Komelon. Decent tape, not quite as long of a standout as a fatmax but the magnets stay in, been my go to tape for a couple years.

Don't know anything about the Milwaukee tape, I'd be interested to know who makes it. that pictures look OK.
Grainger says that the Milwaukee tapes' country of origin is China.
 

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I'm not a big fan for magnetic tapes. They work decent in high ceilings unless you hook the wrong area at the height of your span. And for steel stud work, no way.
 
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