It doesn’t matter if you’re a tradesman, hobbyist, or just someone with a drawer full of ratchet screwdrivers, hammers, and  cordless drills, the best tape measure is a vital addition to your toolbox (or tool drawer). If you need accurate measurements, the tape measure, whether it’s a digital tape measure or a classic hand-operated one is a long-trusted accessory of handymen of all levels, passions, and experiences, and no job or project, no matter how small or large, should be undertaken without one.

You may not realize it if you aren’t using one on site every day, but tape measures have evolved since you remember playing with your dad’s trusty, if a little rusty and battered, old tape measure, rattling it back into its coil and catching your fingers every single time.

Now though, they are advanced, controlled, and some of them are more high tech than you would have considered (or even thought necessary). This ensures accuracy, ease of use, and excellent performance. It’s more than just a tape measure, it’s something no one – professional or casual – should be without.

The Best Tape Measures

Stanley Tools 25-Foot by 1-Inch Tape Measure