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Re: What color is your tape measure
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2018, 09:51:21 AM »
I like to use a FAT MAX for FAT pine logs



 

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Re: What color is your tape measure
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2018, 07:56:54 PM »
   Well, I finally went back to the store where I got my tape and took my broken FatMax 30' back to exchange. it was not a pleasant experience. I had bought a Kobalt with a lifetime warranty and it broke so I took it back. They no longer made or stocked Kobalt tapes so they gave me the Stanley.  I asked the customer rep if the same warranty continued and she said yes. A couple days ago the rewind button fell out. Today the tool room guy said the warranty was voided when I swapped for the Stanley. We went a few rounds and they gave me another one.

   The worst part was when the tool room guy said not to listen to the customer service reps but go to the department head. I told him the customer service guy represents the company and they would always be the guy I went to. The Customer rep was standing there and did not seem to appreciate the man's comment which I still think were out of line.

    Anyway I am back in the measuring business for a while.
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Re: What color is your tape measure
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2018, 09:49:09 AM »
I use a variety of tapes around the farm.  Inventory room has chrome Stanley’s, my lead has a 35’ Fat Max, and I prefer the 35’ Milwaukee.  The off-bearer has a 25’ Milwaukee.

I don’t recall ever breaking a tape measure myself, buy my employees sure do.
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Re: What color is your tape measure
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2018, 02:18:59 PM »
Mine sometime break, but I don't break them.  They bend so many time that metal fatigue gets them.  I only use 1¼" wide tapes with this type of end:


 
Top view.


 
Side view.  Notice that there are "wings" to catch the log/lumber no matter which way the tape is turned.  Also they are quite large and aren't prone to slip loose.  
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Re: What color is your tape measure
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2018, 07:05:29 PM »
Mr scsmith42
This summer my young helper broke 4 nice tapes and one out of my woodworking shop that I told him was off limits.
The shop tape ment a lot to me my Pepere' gave it to me when I was 13 years old. >:(
He no longer works with me he lost or misplaced half my mechanics chest.
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