I recently ordered some new tools from Acme Tools, and made the impulse decision to purchase a couple of Lufkin CS8506 tape measure keychains.
I don’t think I even thought about it. I saw the price – $1.59 each – and went for it.
Here’s where I run out of things to say. It’s a 6-foot locking tape measure that costs less than $2. It’s fairly small, but it doesn’t feel flimsy. It works.
I can strategically place a couple around the home or workshop, wherever I might need one. That might sound silly, but I have a habit of misplacing tools when I move them around. This allows me to keep one in a kitchen drawer, for example, without that tape ever being needed elsewhere. I’m sure it’ll eventually get misplaced, but that’s okay – I bought a few backups.
If you’re looking for something from a different brand, Ben compared Stanley and Milwaukee tape measure keychains here. If you want something small, but it doesn’t have to be keychain-sized, Dewalt makes a 9-Foot magnetic-backed pocket tape measure,