I have lost more tape measures over the years than I care to admit. The belt clips on most tapes tear up my pants, or take too long to reattach after taking a measurement. So I lay the tape down, and before I can reach for it again, the tape gremlins have added another to their collection. This ingenious holder clips to your belt, just like a tape measure - but you only need to do it once a day. An adapter plate you install on your tape measure with just a screwdriver then holds the tape to the belt clip with a powerful magnet. Simply snap the tape on or off the belt clip when you need it. Like magic, no more lost tapes! (The tape gremlins won’t be happy.) Unfortunately, this does not fit the new Starrett Digitape. Tape holder includes adapter plate and belt clip.