Milwaukee® Introduces Long Tapes with Industry’s First Blade Cleaning System

MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to rapidly expand their Layout and Measurement offering with the introduction of Open-Reel and Closed-Reel Long Tapes. Designed from the ground-up to address common user frustrations with long tapes currently available on the market, the new Milwaukee Long Tapes provide ultimate durability and accuracy.  

“One of the most frequent concerns with today’s long tapes is their tendency to jam during use due to debris on the blade being taken up into the mechanism. This causes long tapes to fail prematurely, which contributes to downtime on the jobsite,” said Brandon Miller, Group Marketing Manager for Milwaukee Tool. “Our industry-first, patent-pending blade cleaning system features a wiper that keeps dirt, mud, and other jobsite contaminants out of the housing and internal components of the long tape as its reeled in – providing a much longer life for the tool.”

            To survive the demands of the jobsite, both 100ft and 300ft Open Reel Long Tapes include reinforced metal handles and a 3:1 planetary metal gear system that distributes force evenly, and puts less stress on internal components to prolong life. Exclusive to the Open Reel Long Tapes is a proprietary blade manufacturing process that combines a steel blade with extruded nylon coating. This design provides 50% less stretch for best-in-class accuracy and blade durability resulting in up to 10X longer blade life. The 100ft Closed Reel Long Tape is constructed of a durable metal frame housing to help protect the tool from drops.

            Available in November 2016, the new measuring wheels confirm Milwaukee’s unrelenting commitment to providing solutions that solve key industry frustrations, while increasing jobsite productivity.   

Open Reel Long Tape Options

100ft Open Reel Long Tape               48-22-5201

300ft Open Reel Long Tape               48-22-5230

30M Open Reel Long Tape                48-22-5203

100M Open Reel Long Tape              48-22-5211

Closed Reel Long Tape Options

100ft Closed Reel Long Tape             48-22-5101

30M Closed Reel Long Tape              48-22-5103

About Milwaukee Tool

Since the company began in 1924, Milwaukee Tool has led the industry in both durability and performance by providing the best in professional, heavy-duty tools and accessories. With an unwavering commitment to the trades, Milwaukee continues to lead with a focus on providing innovative, trade-specific solutions.  Whether it is through their leadership in LITHIUM-ION technology, as seen in the M12™, M18™ & M28™ Systems, time-saving accessories or innovative hand tool products,  Milwaukee is dedicated to delivering a steady stream of advanced solutions for the trades that offer increased productivity and unmatched durability. Milwaukee Tool is a Brookfield, Wisconsin-based subsidiary of Techtronic Industries Co. Ltd. (TTI) (HKEx stock code: 669, ADR symbol: TTNDY). For more information on the full line of Milwaukee® products, please call 1-800-SAWDUST or visit