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FastCap ProCarpenter Lefty/Righty Tape Measure

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Dual-display standard measurments can be read easily from either side of this 16' tape. It also boasts a host of innovative features like erasable notepad and tape surfaces, dual thumb and finger locks, superior ergonomics, compact rubber casing, and a stainless-steel pencil sharpener. Add a SpeedClip (sold separately)to carry your tape and a pencil without the worry of torn pants.

For the quickest, most convenient notes, write directly on the erasable surface of the tape itself.

  • High-contrast black and white scale
  • Heavy-duty 1-inch blade with 4-rivet construction
  • Lever action belt clip
(1) FastCap ProCarpenter Lefty/Righty Tape Measure
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Brand FastCap
Manufacturer Part Number PSSR-16
Weight 0.7000
Length 16 ft
4.7 / 5.0
131 Reviews
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Best tape ever
Love it. Not sure exactly why, but I like this tape better then any others I’ve owned.
November 21, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good Value
Good Price and easy to use
November 16, 2019
3 weeks ago
Great love the two sides
Small and compact and like the two sides.
September 26, 2019
2 months ago
Excellent size, love the numbers on both sides of the tape. Wish the metal tape was yellow instead of white and numbers were slightly larger, including footage markers.
September 13, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I love these tape measures!
I've owned several of these and really like this one. The dual measurement is just as handy as you would expect. Oddly it takes your eyes a little while to get used to this feature but it works great.

The retraction spring is quite powerful so watch those fingers!
August 11, 2019
4 months ago
Highly recommend this for everyone!!
I was having a hard time reading the hash marks from a regular tape measure in a dimly lit area. I remembered I had recently purchased this great FastCap tape measure and was able to get a clear read for a an accurate cut.
July 26, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best Tape Ever
Works left or right handed and the 1/4, 5/8 etc makes calling out numbers to partner a breeze.
Also small size but ridged, perfect for construction work.
Being able to write on the side of your tape is the icing on the cake, I love mine. This is my second one.
July 22, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Use mine all the time and got this one for a friend. Having the pencil sharpener on it really helps and a place to make notes seals the deal.
July 17, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Being left handed most tape measures are upside down to me, it's nice to have a tape that I can read right side up
July 7, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I don’t know why all measuring tapes aren’t done like this.
June 27, 2019
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I am a lefty
Mike M on Sep 3, 2019
Because I'm left handed
Chuck C on Jun 16, 2019
I am a lefty
Mike M on Sep 3, 2019
I have one and love it. This is a gift for my nephew
Robert D on Jun 23, 2019
Because I'm left handed
Chuck C on Jun 16, 2019
I need
Jesus B on May 27, 2019
The Lefty portion is easier to read when setting up blade to fence measurement.
mick e on May 10, 2019
I’m left handed
terry b on Apr 26, 2019
Highly recommended in the Family Handyman magazine which I find too be an excellent source of valuable tips and recommendations.
Robert J H on Apr 9, 2019
I own 3 FastCap tapes and am a big fan.
Timothy K on Apr 4, 2019
cause my source stopped selling these and they are my favorite
Kevin W on Apr 1, 2019
GERALD W on Mar 31, 2019
Haven't used it yet (just ordered) looks like it solves a couple of measuring problems.
Thomas M on Mar 22, 2019
I like the
Jason b on Mar 21, 2019
IM left handed
Ansley H on Mar 17, 2019
Looked cool
Steven B on Mar 5, 2019
Been looking for a tape to read when held in left hand. Saw it in Family Handyman magazine.
Glen F on Mar 4, 2019
You can read from eather side ouick to read get the corect size faster.
George` M on Mar 4, 2019
I look at the reviews, and thought i will try it. Do a lot of woodworking and it seemed its what i needed
James G on Mar 1, 2019
i look at the reviews and i want one, i do a lot of woodworking and it seems this would be the best tape for my work.
James G on Mar 1, 2019
Been wanting a tape measure with fractional inch measurements on it AND where i can see the numbers right side up regardless if the tape measure is on the left or right, and I saw this in the Family Handyman so I had to order it.
Timothy Smith E on Feb 26, 2019
easy to read and just everything in one package
Rick D on Feb 25, 2019
Ad in family handyman
kit d on Feb 24, 2019
seen in handymans first time i seen where you can read from both sides, great.
frank s on Feb 22, 2019
Advertised in Family Handyman
G I on Feb 22, 2019
easy read time saver on projects
Ginger H on Feb 22, 2019
Great recommendation in Family Handyman
Lary A on Feb 20, 2019
Easy to read, pencil sharpener, and note pad...and price.
Shawn K on Feb 19, 2019
I saw it in the latest issue of Family Handyman. I can always use an extra tape and share one with a friend.
Robert R on Feb 16, 2019
Just saw it in Handyman magazine
George R on Feb 15, 2019
Tired of trying to mark boards using left handed tapes.
Jerry H on Jan 3, 2019
I’m ambidextrous and this is a perfect solution.
Thomas B on Dec 30, 2018
Have had one for years. Use it every day in my workshop. Finally wore it out and ordered a replacement.
Wendell V on Dec 17, 2018
Pencil Sharpener!
Jessi D on Nov 27, 2018
It was recommended by several sites as a good tape measure for cabinet makers
Matt H on Nov 26, 2018
I own another FastCap tape measure and love it.
Mike on Jul 30, 2018
readable for both right and left hands
Alvin K on Jun 19, 2018
I'm right-handed. Tape measure in my left hand, hooked to the right side of any material, while marking with my right hand. It's a no-brainer. Why the heck have I endured upside-down numbers, for decades. This double-numbered tape, looks like a winner!
Matthew T on Apr 8, 2018
Easily to read and marl distances right or left. Don't cut as many pieces wrong.
James D on Apr 8, 2018
I like the convenience of having marks on every 1/16 of inch.
Nelson E on Mar 31, 2018
I had one and it was the best tape measure I have ever used. Unfortunately, I either misplaced or someone walked away with it at work.
william w on Feb 13, 2018
Just trying for the first time
Jerry K on Feb 1, 2018
I saw Steve Ramsey using this and I like the extra labelling 1/8, 1/4 etc. Having a way to write measurements down is also cool. Now I need a way to attach the measure to my retractable lanyard.
Easy to read
JASON F on Nov 7, 2017
I like the idea that you can read the tape measure from both sides and the easy fraction marking
randy m on Nov 5, 2017
Needed a smaller, lighter tape that was easy to read
Thomas R B on Sep 17, 2017
Dale on Sep 13, 2017
great easy tape measure to read
Jerry S on Jul 27, 2017
have one and love it
Todd V on Jun 6, 2017
I chose this because it has the measurements on both sides for left and ride side measurements.
Brett M on Jun 2, 2017
Convenient size for shop and bench work
Harold V W on May 31, 2017
Have had before - contractors ended up with them.
Dave O on May 7, 2017
I have one and love it. This is a gift for my nephew
Robert D on Jun 23, 2019
I need
Jesus B on May 27, 2019