Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 22
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JJ JUNK!
I have been a union tradesman, Sheet Metal Worker, for the past 15 years. I have used Stanley tape measures exclusively for all of those years. I recently purchased model # FMHT33338L from Home Depot for $25. I have to tell you that it'll be my last Stanley purchase. The tape measure is absolute junk. The gauge of the steel being used is not sufficient for practical use. The slightest twist of the tape body allows the tape to buckle like a house of cards! It may be good for "Henry Homeowner", but for those of us that use their tape on a daily basis, this won't cut it.
June 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Di Great Tape
This is a great tape. I always go back to buying more of this tape.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Josh Avoid this tape measure
The auto lock feature was a good idea, but it only works some of the time. There's no back up locking feature to keep the tape extended when the auto feature fails. Also the tape twists easily so extending the tape sideways is very frustrating. The clip tends to slip off of studs easily. This is the worst tape measure I've owned! Although I could just have a defective one.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nurse5 Best Tape Measure ever purchased
I like the option of auto hold of the measurement with ease of retraction. Very sturdy - been out in the field with it a few weeks and can tell it's a worthwhile investment. Even contractor was eyeing it and saying he needs one!
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geronimo Best tape ever
I lIke this tape alot. Fits in my hand well, easy to use button to lock or real back up. It's not too wide unlike the fat max. I like the slender design. I think Stanley should offer personalized engraving the way Plano used to do with their fishing tackle boxes. Everyone writes their name on it with a sharpie, usually it wipes away after a month or so. Just a thought.
February 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DUSTMAKER fatmax 25' auto lock tape
this tape is difficult to use ,the locking device does not hold at all. not a good buy
February 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by OHDad Not what I hoped for
I really liked the idea of Auto-Lock and thought it would be very handy. I read the mixed reviews and figured they were biased or they just had a bad tape. I do small woodworking projects, so there is some dust in the air. I cut just one board and the next time I pulled the tape out, it began retracting on it's own. I was never able to get it to stay again. The auto-lock feature failed within the first 20-30 minutes. The concept is excellent, but the locking mechanism clearly needs to be redone. I really like the fatmax so I took it back for one with a manual lock.
November 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Durable
Toughest tape ive owned been a carpenter for 35 years!
December 29, 2015