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Old 01-03-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Gotta say its the little things, especially mid winter that keep ya goin.... today it was the fresh action of a new fatmax tape.... why I fought that old piece of crap for the laSt week I don't know, other than the fact it was only two weeks old... damn grit. But today I smile everytime I grab it!
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Old 01-03-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
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It's the same as using the blade for "just this one more cut, then I'll change it" then a few days later you finally get around to it. And ask yourself why you didn't change it out earlier.

Or getting just the right amount of sawdust in your morning coffee...

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I used to use the standard stanley tapes, but they kept braking: either the blade would tear or the tape would stop rewinding, etc. Not expecting anything from it, I wrote the company a letter anyway and returned the tape. They actually sent me two replacements and expressed their apologize for my inconvenience. I thought that was pretty cool. I still mainly use stanley, but I use the FatMax now.

Friends of mine swear by the craftsman tape because if you have an issue, you just exchange for a new one at any Sears. But, I just never switched. I like the look and feel of the FatMax to be honest.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Yeah my only real comkplaint is the curl of the tape makes it sometimes hard to get the exacy line, but our yard has a deal right now 25' with knife for 14.99. Stocking up! I got piles of dead ones. Give the crap ones to walk ons, I usually never see them or the tapes for very long.
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I used to use the standard stanley tapes, but they kept braking: either the blade would tear or the tape would stop rewinding, etc. Not expecting anything from it, I wrote the company a letter anyway and returned the tape. They actually sent me two replacements and expressed their apologize for my inconvenience. I thought that was pretty cool. I still mainly use stanley, but I use the FatMax now.

Friends of mine swear by the craftsman tape because if you have an issue, you just exchange for a new one at any Sears. But, I just never switched. I like the look and feel of the FatMax to be honest.
My dad had a lot of craftsman tapes, they did swap them at the store but they gave him a real hard time about it. They closed up around here so there is no place to take them back to. I have alot of old craftsman wrenches and when you take them back when they are broke they give you a new chinese piece of crap.
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They sell craftsman at Kmart can you exchange them there?
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But today I smile everytime I grab it![/QUOTE]

Nobody likes to grab a "little thing"
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They sell craftsman at Kmart can you exchange them there?
Are there any kmarts left?
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It's the same as using the blade for "just this one more cut, then I'll change it" then a few days later you finally get around to it. And ask yourself why you didn't change it out earlier.
Thanks for reminding me! I'll go Amazon a blade now. Been thinking that for a couple weeks now on my trim saw.
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Not in Canada, HBC bought em over when they went down and turned most locations into Zellers.
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I like my Dewalt 29'...then again I dont ever bust my tapes...we had a fun game among journeymen in Calgary:

"if you spot someone's tape measure without its owner around,you steal it"..

Funny but 4 tape measures just kept circulating

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