In a workshop, everything matters. Even occasional tools add to your sense of confidence and comfort. Which brings me to a personal preference — I'm sentimental about tape measures. Beyond their usefulness, I identify with marking, signs of wear, history. Unfortunately, this has me keeping them for too long. Plain and simple, tape measures wear out. Just feel a new one. The action is smooth and steady. The brake and lock work perfectly. No damage around the tongue. A bright and cheerful presence. These are the tasty benefits of a fresh tape measure with all needed features. Your workshop deserves this one.