My shiny green tape measure from Harbor Freight or wherever I got it has turned to crap, it’s all binding and has basically become useless. Geez it’s not like I abuse the thing or that I am the great measurer who is like measuring stuff all day long every day. I just use it every so often to measure stuff around the house. These things never seem to last, sometimes they last a month or two, sometimes a year or two if I am lucky.
Before I buy another thought I’d check here and see if there are any recommendations for something that will actually last. I’m pretty much assuming that they are all cheap junk from China or wherever like most tools these days, and you might as well pick out a cheap one, use it til it breaks, then buy another. But hope springs eternal, maybe there is something that will actually work for a good while if taken care of.
I don’t mind paying more if it is good. I do not want laser beams or ultrasonic sound or super precise markings. Just your regular everyday measuring tape, probably 25 feet.