I finally got to use this measuring tape to install hurricane shutters and this is one of the nices looking and usable measuring tapes I have seen and owned on the market today. This Stanley FaxMax met my expectations for usability and durability. The numbers are big which makes it easier to read from a distance. The auto locking mode is a plus since a majority of simple users forget to lock the tape when using it. The tape is much wider than other tapes which gives it a better feel, plus its big so its harder to misplace. The outer casing is Made of a durable plastic which will last a long time. The best feature is the detachable hook. The detachable hook comes in handy for those whom have the need to do a job by yourself and it comes with a storage spot right on it. Its a well thought out product and is one product that should be in every tool box. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Great tape, other than the fact the ends come off & make it useless.
I received it it is a great product. The works great for house job I am doing thank you very much [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
This tape measure is solid. It seems to be well built and has been holding up well thus far. The hook it comes with is handy, and I like that it can be stored in the tape measure instead of getting trashed in my toolbox. The only complaint is the hook doesn't sit flush when stored, so it will no doubt get knocked out and lost. Other than that, it's a solid tape measure. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I got a Fatmax a few months ago that I thought was terrific, but this new one has so many new features that it will become my primary tape measure. Most important, numbers are large and easy to read (so if I'm standing and running tape on the ground I can read it without squinting) and even 16ths can be read. The 16" o.c. stud markings are in red and arrows point to both sides of the tape, so matter how I hold it marking out is easy. Having worked in a building dept., I know that architects, builders and homeowners mix and match how they indicate measurements on prints/plans; some are feet and inches, others inches only, and sometimes a mix of both. This Fatmax is numbered feet and inches on top side and inches only on the bottom side, and having both makes it easy to work with plans without having to think too hard. It's just one less thing that gets in the way of my productivity; not having to convert measurements. The auto lock button is the best I have seen so far; it operates smoothly, is easy to set and doesn't get stuck. In terms of standout it is excellent; no twisting and turning so one person can use this by themselves. The detachable hook is an awesome addition if needed, and there have been times I just couldn't get a regular hook to set and now I have a back-up. I like the design in that someone thought a way to attach this hook to the unit itself as otherwise I know it would get lost. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Stanley Fatmax is the best of the best. Wide blade is great, it is very comfortable in your hand, extra top clip is a plus, fits the blade very well, but it needs to be a little skinnier, the blade clip is wider than the body of the tape measure, seems to catch on a lot of things when you leave it attached. Great tape to use and own. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
I love the 11' reach on the tape,re-winding it i can stop at any point like that. solidly made!! great tape!!!! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]