The ProCarpenter Old Standby 16' tape is 7/8" wide and sits flat on surfaces to measure curvesand flat panels precisely and easily. Features easy-to-read standard measurements to1/16" with markings across the entire width of the blade, dual thumb and fingerlocks, belt clip, rubber casing, and the side is an erasable note pad (for pencil only).
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Customer Reviews5 Review(s)
I got tired of trying to...Posted January 23, 2013
I got tired of trying to do layout work with the standard tape measure so bought the flat measure and have been extremely pleased with it. Something that is very handy is the ability to clamp the tape to a board while doing layout with say an Irwin clamp without damaging the tape. In addition to the usual upside lever lock which is very smooth to operate, unlike some of my other tapes, is the brake on the bottom side easily activated with the forefinger to temporarily hold the tape at any length without locking it. Great feature! The photo on the Rockler site of the back side of the tape is not what I received which is OK by me. I like the belt clip on the tape I received as it can be levered with the thumb to partially open it - avoids the struggle to get it on a thick tool belt. On the tape I received, the pencil sharpener is built in on the side. I should have bought one before this.
I bought my Fast Cap flatback...Posted August 8, 2011
I bought my Fast Cap flatback SAE tape a few years ago. I have not used it much, although, it is a great concept and every woodworker needs one. We have treated this tape well and given it the good care that all our tools deservel. I recently also bought a Metric version of this tape. The problem with my SAE flatback tape is that it was not durable. It recently refused to recoil back into its case. No adult in my family could fix it. There are no children. In desperation, I finally had to toss it. I have ordered another one, mainly because my 49-year-old daughter uses it every time we woodwork together, usually about 2-3 times per month. I consider it a necessity and so does she. It's just that good. But, I wish it had lasted longer. Because of the short life of this tape, I consider it only FAIR. Go ahead and buy one, it is a nice tool, but, you may be throwing it away sooner than you think.
I purchased the flatback tape just...Posted January 22, 2011
I purchased the flatback tape just to see how well it worked. I found out that it had a very reasonable price and it could do just about anything that a regular tape except for a couple things. It work great for measuring around any round or not straight surface. It is easy to read also. The little sureface on the one side comes in real handy for writing down measurements. It would be more useful if it was a 20' or 25' length. The main thing that I miss with this tape is the stiffness. It is hard to slide the tape down the board to catch on the end of the board. But, that is why you got the tape for in the begining. so that you can measure around unflat surfaces. The main reason that I did not give it an excellant rating was the length of the tape. The 16' tape never seems to long enough. It is a great buy and I would recommend it to anyone who asked.
This is an amazing ruler. You...Posted June 26, 2010
This is an amazing ruler. You measurements are more accurate because the tape is laying flat. I recommend this product to anyone that works with wood.
Can anyone tell me who invented...Posted February 28, 2010
Can anyone tell me who invented this!! what a great idea....