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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 Description

Size: 25-Foot

Product Description

Stanley tape blade is coated with Mylar polyester film for durability. Secure blade lock. Stanley 33 series.

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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.


Product Information

Size:25-Foot

Technical Details

Part Number 33-425
Item Weight 14.4 ounces
Product Dimensions 3.5 x 3.5 x 2 inches
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Item model number 33-425
Size 25-Foot
Color Original
Item Package Quantity 1
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
National Stock Number 5210-01-428-5470

Additional Information

ASIN B00002X2GQ
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 873 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #74 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#1 in Industrial & Scientific > Test, Measure & Inspect > Dimensional Measurement > Layout Tools
#1 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Power & Hand Tools > Industrial Hand Tools > Tape Measures
#8 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Currently, 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.
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Date First Available October 8, 2001

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By DJ Cassel on March 30, 2015
Size: 30-Foot Verified Purchase
I purchased 2 of these at the same time and discovered varied printing qualities. The printing on one is nice and crisp while the other is not. They both will work but obviously one will be my go to while the other one is my blurry back up.
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Size: 16-Foot Verified Purchase
Better than the steel case models IMHO. I had a plastic case model for more than 20 years and I found it to be plenty durable. It has been dropped from a roof, kicked, used as a hammer, washed in a washing machine, and done duty as a door stop. It still worked fine right up until it went missing. So I ordered a new one. But I also have a steel case model (33-416) purchased in 1972. It also works fine and yes, it is built like a tank and is virtually indestructible. What is inside the cases is the same mechanism and the same tape. However, the steel case model weighs 12 ounces, this plastic case weighs only 6.5 oz. Carry the steel one around on your belt all day and you will notice the weight of it. That is why I switched to the plastic one and why I think it is the better choice for people who carry it around.
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Size: 30-Foot
Stanley 33-430 Powerlock 30-Foot by 1-Inch Measuring Tape

Pros:

- Based on the several of these I've used frequently for over 25 years, these high quality tapes have a long life.

- Locking lever works well with little effort, and the tape doesn't slip once locked.

- Spring assisted tape return is just right - neither too fast or too slow.

- Easy to read numbers and lines (to 1/16"), with stud markers every 16". There are no metric markings.

- Belt hook slips onto my belt reliably.

- Accuracy between tapes is perfect. There are no problems in measuring something with one Stanley tape and marking the cut with a different Stanley tape.

- Most tape holsters I've seen appear to be designed to hold the 25' or 30' Stanley measure.

- One inch wide tapes such as this Stanley are a good compromise between unsupported tape standout and tape curvature affecting an accurate reading. E.g., wider tapes like the Fat Max have longer standout, but you really need to push that tape edge down to make a reading.

- Even though a section of one of my Stanley tapes gets wet occasionally, I've never had one rust.

- At this price, it's a bargain.

Cons:

- Two improvements could be made: modify the end-of-tape hook to include a top hook, and the belt hook should "lock" onto your belt so it won't slip off so easily.

Summary:

If you need a 30' tape measure, and DON'T require the longest possible tape standout (as featured with the Fat Max style), this Stanley is a good choice.
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Size: 16-Foot Verified Purchase
I concur with the other review about an inaccurate description of this product. It is not a metal case just plastic made to look like metal, had I known this beforehand I would not have ordered it. Probably not worth returning considering the cost of return postage. PLEASE revise the description so people understand they are being sent a plastic casing instead of metal
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Size: 30-Foot Verified Purchase
It broke off at 1 inch after less than a week! Stanley used to be made in America. I should have known it was Chinese for $14!!!
I would pay twice that for an American made product that would last years, not days! Note the pic, it now says on the label- "Made In USA- with global products". What a waste. They have no conscience!
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Size: 25-Foot
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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Size: 35-Foot Verified Purchase
I purchased two of these tapes for a steel shop. They are not used daily, only when a longer length is required. Both ends have fallen off and the tape has rolled back up inside, but the tapes still look new. Too late to return them, but still time to warn others of the problem. Now I have two nice new looking tape boxes sitting in my office shining away that cannot be used. I will be changing to another brand for future purchases.
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Size: 25-Foot
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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