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You Can Reach Higher Expectations With This Tape.

  • Mar 4, 2010
Rating:
+5

If you need a tool that you can use without using your glasses, then this Stanley one inch wide tape measure is the one for you. Stanley has been around for years and their availability is astounding, we purchased ours at Home Depot but you can usually find these type at any home improvement or hardware store at a minimal price of $12.00 plus tax.

Description
These come in several different sizes but the most useful length of this tape that I have found out is the 25' footer. You probably will not be able to fit this into your pocket, unless you are wearing bibbed overalls. The pockets in these are a lot bigger and will accommodate a large tape measure such as this one. The outside of this case is made of plastic and the tape itself is made of a very durable metal. The measuring part is painted yellow and had little black marks that spread 1/16" apart. The yellow paint may wear off only after a very long period of time, unless abused and left out in the weather. Then of course the metal will begin to rust. The numbers are larger than most and if you need to use this to reach any high spots, then it will stand straight out 7 or 8 feet in length. This is how rigid the tape measure will stay, with this being so rigid, they also have a locking mechanism that you can use to allow you to use the tape measure all by yourself without having someone else hold the other end. If you do not have anyone to hold the other end, then Stanley has a double riveted metal stainless tang on the free end, to allow you to hook this end of the tape measure onto an object so that this will make it easier for you to take a proper measurement.

Experience
I have been using this tape measure for several years and have found that this tape measure works a lot better on the job site rather than at the house. If you do plan on using this at your home then you can either hook this on your belt but this is too big and bulky to fit into your pants pocket. When you release the locking mechanism you will have to watch out because the edges will cut your fingers if you let it catch them while this is retracted back inside of its case. The inner spring that pulls this tape back inside is very strong and very speedy.

This tape measure has lasted quite a while and there is an unlimited lifetime warranty on this tape measure. If you happen to bend the metal tape measure and put a kink in the metal they will replace it free of charge. All you have to do is go to any place that sell the Stanley brand name and you will not even need any receipt to get this exchanged. These are very durable but not indestructible, but they can sure take a heavy beating. I have dropped this several times and it still keeps working. There was even a time that I dropped this two hundred feet and I picked up all of the pieces and put them into a bag, then I proceeded to take it back to the store and they never even hesitated in exchanging it for me.

I know that usually all tape measures come with the same type of warranty, but when it does come time to replacing one of these that is the last thing that you want. If you want a tape measure that will last you for years to come then this is the one for you. If you want one that fits into your pocket then you will need a smaller one in length such as the twelve footer. But, this one will be perfect for measuring large living rooms or even basements.

Conclusion
Just remember a lot of times you are paying for the name that is on the side of the product. In this case the name on this says that it is a good product at an excellent price. This is very durable and if you do lose this you will not be hurt in the pocket book.


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Quick Tip by . March 04, 2010
You will have no trouble reading this tape measure without your glasses. Plus, these are less expensive than the other brand names.
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These come in several different sizes but the most useful length of this tape that I have found out is the 25' footer. You probably will not be able to fit this into your pocket, unless you are wearing bibbed overalls. The pockets in these are a lot bigger and will accommodate a large tape measure such as this one. The outside of this case is made of plastic and the tape itself is made of a very durable metal. The measuring part is painted yellow and had little black marks that spread 1/16" apart. The yellow paint may wear off only after a very long period of time, unless abused and left out in the weather. Then of course the metal will begin to rust. The numbers are larger than most and if you need to use this to reach any high spots, then it will stand straight out 7 or 8 feet in length. This is how rigid the tape measure will stay, with this being so rigid, they also have a locking mechanism that you can use to allow you to use the tape measure all by yourself without having someone else hold the other end. If you do not have anyone to hold the other end, then Stanley has a double riveted metal stainless tang on the free end, to allow you to hook this end of the tape measure onto an object so that this will make it easier for you to take a proper measurement.
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