Most tape measures are designed for carpenters, not cabinetmakers. Their self-supporting blade is great on a construction site, but the dished cross-section makes getting an accurate measurement tough. This innovative new tape measure has a flat (non-self-supporting) blade that is perfect for cabinetmakers. It simply lays flat on the workpiece making it easy to take measurements without rocking, and the hook is rigidly attached, eliminating any measurement error caused by movement. The scale is graduated in 1/16" increments, marked every 1/8", and includes space on the lower edge for pencil notes. Made in China.
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from Taylorsville, GA
About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
Comments about FastCap 16 ft ''FlatBack'' Cabinetmaker's Tape:
more stable when marking dimensions on work surfaces
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Good solution to an old problem
About Me Professional
I have been using Fastcap products for several years now, and am always satisfied with their innovation and quality. This tape measure meets both! It is a specialty item, but the low cost makes it worthwhile to have it in my truck for when I need it on the job. I got tired of bending a standard tape around cylinders and over arcs, but this is flat and follows the curves nicely. I'll be ordering another soon to keep in my shop!!!
Woodworkers Dream Tape
By Robert B
from Fulton, MO
This tape does not retire my steel ruler. But now I don't have to grab it every time I need an accurate measurement. When I need to measure 14 & 1/2 inches I don't have to reach for the 36" ruler. The tape is a lot less cumbersome when moving from measurement to measurement and being able to make notes right on the tape is great.
Only one improvement to suggest
from Otterbein, Indiana
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The end piece has no slack which makes for consistency in measurement. The only suggestion I have is the same as a previous reviewer. Add 1/32 in gradations.
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what a shame
Used the old stanbye for years, purchased to replace it. Advertised as cabinetmakers, how do you do acurate measurements without 32nd's??? [...]
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend