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Stanley 33-425 Powerlock 25-Foot by 1-Inch Measuring Tape - Original

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  • 25-foot by 1-1/4-inch tape rule with belt clip
  • Easy-to-read lockable yellow blade graduated in 1/16-inch
  • High impact ABS case with rubber over mold for strength; Mylar-coated blade; heat-treated spring for repeated use
  • 16-inch and 19.2-inch stud center markings
  • 13.6-ounces; 7-foot standout; limited lifetime warranty
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Product Information

Color: Original
Technical Details
Part Number 33425
Item Weight14.4 ounces
Product Dimensions7.9 x 4.9 x 1.5 inches
OriginImported (USA)
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Item model number33-425
ColorOriginal
Item Package Quantity1
  
Additional Information
ASINB00002X2GQ
Best Sellers Rank #60 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableOctober 8, 2001
  
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Product Description

Color: Original

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The Stanley Powerlock 25-Foot by 1-Inch Measuring Tape is a classic, and for good reason. Designed for professionals and weekend warriors alike, this top-notch product offers maximum usability in all types of measuring situations. Equipped with a range of useful goodies, the highly-portable tape will meet just about anyone’s needs. Standard features include a lockable blade for precise measurements and minimal slippage, a belt hook for easy access, a 1-inch wide blade for easy reading, and 16-inch and 19.2-inch stud center markings. Plus, Stanley has added a heat-treated spring to increase the tape’s lifespan.

Two unique features make this tape a standout. First, the blade is coated with mylar to help it stand up to abrasion associated with repeated use. Second, the patented Tru-Zero hook doubles as a pivot for drawing circles and arcs, and it automatically adjusts to handle inside or outside measurements. What this means is that the hook on the end has a small amount of play that is equivalent to the thickness of the hook blade. This is so that when you measure with the hook inside a stop (like a window jam), the front end of the hook is the zero point. When you hook it over the edge of a board, the zero point becomes the back of the hook.

Stanley does make a host of other measuring tools that may be worth checking out. At such a great price, most users can’t go wrong with this one.

What’s in the Box
25-foot by 1-inch measuring tape

The Stanley Story
The Stanley Works, originally a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company located in New Britain, Connecticut; was founded in 1843 by Frederick T. Stanley. A few years later, in 1857, Frederick’s cousin, Henry Stanley, founded The Stanley Rule and Level Company. In 1920, The Rule and Level Company merged with The Stanley Works and would go on to become it’s famous Hand Tools Division. Over the years, The Stanley Works has produced some of the most innovative and useful tools ever made. Among these tools are the Bailey Plane, the Surform shaper, the PowerLock tape rule and most recently the FatMax line of products. Today, more than ever, Stanley continues to be an industry leader in tool innovation. In 2001, Stanley introduced more than 100 new products, bringing to 400 the number of new products introduced in the past four years. As a direct result of Stanley’s commitment to excellence, Stanley was awarded the Prestigious Golden Hammer Award, presented for New Product Innovation in both 2000 and 2001.

From the Manufacturer

Stanley Powerlock tape rules add convenience and usability for all kinds of measuring needs. With Stanley's unique sidelock the rule holds the exact measurement reading to prevent slippage and costly errors. All Stanley rules are designed with a convenient belt hook. It provides easy access to the tape while you are on the job. With lengths of 3 to 200 feet - Stanley offers tools to fit all your measuring needs. This Tape rule is the badge of the contractor. A few astonishing features have made this product the leader in the industry. The mylar coated blade for unsurpassed durability, blade lasts up to 10 times longer in comparative tests of abrasion resistance. There is a heat treated spring for longer useful product life. The Tru-Zero hook automatically adjusts to allow for its own thickness giving exact readings for either inside or outside measurements. The blade is two colored graphics for better readability and fewer measuring mistakes.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This tape measure is very durable and well made.
MyPenName
I really like this one, as it's made of metal, so will last longer and you can lock it wherever you like for measuring most anyting.
Carol D. Pippin
It is a solid, good priced tape and it makes me wonder why anyone would buy another more expensive, plastic-cased tape.
M. Bernhagen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Peter Bushman on December 1, 2005
Color Name: Original
The most important part of any project is getting the measurements right. This is the most accurate tape rule I have ever found. Both inside and outside measurements. After almost 20 years of continual use I have to buy another due to a small tear at 5". This is simply the best tape rule you can buy.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Lonnie E. Holder HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 13, 2005
Color Name: Original
You have to have a tape measure for do-it-yourself projects. I have three tape measures myself, including a Stanley. The belt clip is very handy, particularly when you are carrying lumber or are going up or down a ladder. The mylar coated blade helps keep the tape from rusting. A heat treated spring is a must for long life of any tape measure. I like the tape lock on this tape measure too. A tape measure I have from another company tends to allow the tape to move.

Stanley has become a well-known brand with quality products. I own several Stanley tools, including this tape measure. I recommend this one highly.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Nana on September 15, 2010
Color Name: Original
I had used one of these tapes for quite a few years, and was very satisfied. But recently, when I was extending it fully to measure a deck, "sproing!" the tape fell off, and when I took it apart, it seemed the spring had failed as well.

So I went out and bought another one, thinking the first had just exceeded its lifetime. The second time I used the new one, fully extending it, the tape fell off. Taking this one apart, it looks as though the metal piece that is supposed to lock with the tape end had broken off, although the spring still appears to be functional. Other reviewers report similar problems. So now I don't know whether to try again with this tape or try another brand.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Dan Myers on February 14, 2007
Color Name: Original Verified Purchase
I keep one in my truck and one in my shop. I use my tapes dozens, sometimes hundreds of times a day. My current ones are over 10 years old. I have tried other brands and configurations and find them to be poorly designed. This is the best.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jesse on October 21, 2009
Color Name: Original
My father was a carpenter for years and he recommended this particular tape measure, and I would have to agree that it's one of the best out there. I got mine for 9.50 at a local hardware shop, so for the price it can't be beat. One thing he mentioned to me that really sold me on this was that it was "metal" (or rather used to be). I was a little disappointed to see that it was some sort of "ABS plastic" with a chrome coating. But I suppose in the end it really doesn't matter much as it has a good weight and the holding mechanism for the blade is excellent (I examined probably 10 or so different measures before deciding on this one). Something I noted on the back was it said "Made in the U.S.A." Which if it's true is one more reason for everyone to get one, keeping jobs in the U.S. has become a priority for me when buying tools these days. The distance the tape adds when doing inside measurements is 3" and NOT 3 1/4" which I'm not fond of, having a nice round number seems much better and simpler in my mind. Also unlike many new rounded measures it has a flat back so you can stand it vertically which is nice. Simply put this is a classic tool apparently still made in America, what's not to love?
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Barrysaxx on December 26, 2011
Color Name: Original
Nice tape measure, but buyer beware: the case is now made of chromed plastic, not metal. Still a great tape, but lacks the solid feel the Stanley tapes used to have.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robert E. Rodney on April 1, 2007
Color Name: Original Verified Purchase
I am no handyman so I do not know what all can be expected of an item of this nature---but I have not as yet found anything that it doesn't do supremely well. This is a great relief to my wife also because it is easy to work with, yet maintains enough rigidity that I can take a number of measurements by myself rather than call for help.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bill Hastings on October 29, 2005
Color Name: Original
I've had several different tapes through the years, have now used this tape daily for fulltime construction work for over a year, works just as well as the day I bought it!
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