Last week I posted about a new Dewalt tape measure deal that had popped up, where you get two 25-foot tape measures for the price of one. In the comments section, Matt mentioning having taken advantage of an expired Milwaukee deal, and then Mike came back with news about a new deal.
Buy a Milwaukee 25-foot magnetic tape measure, get a 25-foot contractor tape measure, for FREE.
You can read more about the Milwaukee magnetic tape measure in my comparison where I pit it against a Dewalt tape measure, and there’s also a video review, embedded below. I also posted about the general contractor tape measures here, when they first came out.
In a general sense, Milwaukee’s magnetic tape measure is their flagship model, and the contractor tape measure is a slightly less expensive version. But the difference is not just about cost.
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The newer contractor tape has a much more stable base, but it lacks the finger-brake. It also has a smaller – but still large – non-magnetic hook. And on the bottom of the tape, there’s nothing, while the magnetic tape measure has markings on both sides of the tape – horizontally oriented on the top, vertically on the bottom.
You could think of the contractor tape measure as having less bells and whistles, but it also has a completely different feel to it. I have both magnetic and contractor tapes in front of me right now, and couldn’t tell you which I prefer. The magnetic tape is better for hand-holding and when you need a magnetic hook, the contractor version is better when you need to rest it on a surface.
So with this double pack, you get the best of both worlds. At one point, I paid $25 for my first 25-foot Milwaukee tape measure. Since then there have been period deals where you could buy the 25-foot tape and get the 16-foot tape for free. This deal replaces that, and seems to be better since you get two 25-foot tapes.
Price: $25 for both
Regular Price: $25 for the magnetic tape, $18 for the general contractor tape
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
If you prefer smaller-sized tape measures, there’s still an ongoing Milwaukee 16-foot magnetic tape measure promo, where you can buy a two-pack for the price of one.
Buy Now(2x 16-foot Magnetic Tapes via HD)