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Old 07-19-2016, 11:29 AM   #1
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Favorite Tape Measure?


I need to buy a new 25 footer.. what's your favorite? Why?
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Re: Favorite Tape Measure?


Stanley Fatmax.

I like that it doesn't have a whole lot of bulk or rubber and the tang can be used to measure inverted as well as normal. I find a lot of the other 25's are either too convex (greater standout, but harder to read) or not enough (easier to read,but very little stand out) the stanley has a nice balance.

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Love the Bostitch series:
https://www.amazon.com/BOSTITCH-33-0.../dp/B003HGH47Q
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Re: Favorite Tape Measure?


The one I can put my hands on when I need it.

I bet I have 10 tapes....they are all good quality/brand names.

If I'm working in the shop or doing something on-site, I make sure the same tape gets used throughout the job.

Right now it's a 25' and 40' Fat Max but if the Lufkin is handy...I'll grab that.
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Re: Favorite Tape Measure?


A cheap one, brand doesn't matter.

I buy good ones, they "walk away".

Cheap ones last forever.
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I prefer the Milwaukee tapes, the ones with the magnetic ends. They have a larger hook compared to the fatmax. I do also have a newer fatmax in the van, but given a choice, I always grab the Milwaukee.
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Fatmax.
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The little round ones (push button side) that homeowners get for you when you ask if they happen to have a tape measure handy.

...ok, they're not 25', but anyway.
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Mark...I think it was you that told me who made the Big Johnson tapes now.

Do you remember who?

That is a great tape a great belt holder.
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I use one in the shop quite often but it's an inside reading rule.
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I use one in the shop quite often but it's an inside reading rule.
You can only get the hook with this model.
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Re: Favorite Tape Measure?


My favorite is a 16'. For 25' probably the fatmax, but I also use the Powerlock and a Kobalt stainless steel.
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This.
That's for finish work, he's looking framing (I think).
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Mark...I think it was you that told me who made the Big Johnson tapes now.

Do you remember who?

That is a great tape a great belt holder.
Fisco "Big T"
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Re: Favorite Tape Measure?


Robie,

Hard to find, but here's one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JGZOQ4G...oding=UTF8&me=
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Robie,

Hard to find, but here's one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JGZOQ4G...oding=UTF8&me=
Thanks.

It got pricey since I bought mine at Lowes.
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That's for finish work, he's looking framing (I think).
I've used mine for laying out an entire floor for core holes to putting the iron through the holes to measuring the lav tubes on the trimout.
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This.


I carry this same style rule everyday.


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