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  1. sam400
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    my fatmax Xl tape measure snapped today absolutely gutted - it only lasted 8 years of daily use!

    Anyone recommend me a good one?

    I’d like to get an all metric one this time,
    and must have good stand out, think my fatmax could do 3m

    Cheers

    Sam
     
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    Thanks Lee looks good. I'll check it out
     
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    upload_2018-1-29_21-52-3.png I have been using these tapes for years, good for going round corners . Conner shop £1.00.
     
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    SWD Gender neutral Electrician's Arms

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    I got a Milwaukee,with magnets and an architectural scale...and it stands out like a pirates plank :)
    It is my favourite one,unless i'm doing any grinding/welding,in which case the "stupid end" looks like a tiny Brian Blessed.
     
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    LeeH Insert witty monkey comment here. Electrician's Arms

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    You won’t pull the chicks rolling with one of those Tel.
     
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    PEG Trusted Advisor

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    I'm getting plagued with salutations and admiring glances...when i extend mine...
     
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    The only pulling Tel is interested in is pulling pints, Lee
     
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    RWJ 8,400+ day wonder Electrician's Arms

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    I've got a Stanley I've had for sometime (3-4 years), seems to be quite robust.
    Someone had left it in a large panel board, as it wasn't one of our guys and we'd had the site for 3 years I claimed it.
     
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    thief.
     
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    hope you like bread and water mate
     
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    Stanley do a twin pack two 8m tapes for £10 at screwfix. I normally just ask a skint electrical apprentice if he wants the other for £5. I've given old tools to apprentices hacksaws, terminal drivers etc they used to get a £200 voucher for tools not anymore.

    Best tool I bought was a pvc drylining box marker with the level on the top for marking out boxes for a fiver.. 1 or 2 gang.

    It's funny the amount of older sparks who dont know what it is one lad saw me using mine last year grabbed it just grinned at me an walked off asked me to get him one lol.
     
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