Komelon forms its SS Gripper tape measure from stainless steel to resist rust — perfect for underground worksites, harbors, or other wet and humid environments. And Komelon doesn’t just claim corrosion resistance — they tested the blade in a 5% NaCl (read: salt), 95°C environment for up to 72 hours and proudly display the results on their website. You can also replicate this test yourself by exposing the tape measure to the air for one minute during summer in Houston.
The non-metailic portion of the SS Gripper’s case is made from impact resistant rubber. The rest — including the blade, spring, screws, end hook, blade protector, and even the belt clip — is 100% stainless steel. The SS Gripper also sports a washable 1″ x 25′ blade with a scale printed on both sides. And to simplify using both sides of the tape measure, Komelon included a large dual-flared end hook.
Street pricing starts around $13.