Tape rule with first 3 feet reinforced with BladeArmor coating for maximum durability. 11 foot tape standout; 16-inch and 19.2-inch stud center markings simplify framing jobs Mylar polyester film extends the life of the entire blade Heat-treated spring provides long life and smooth blade recoil Stanley limited lifetime warranty; measures 1-1/4-inch-by-25-feet Tape rule with first 6 feet reinforced with BladeArmor coating for maximum durability 11-inch tape standout; 16-inch and 19.2-inch stud center markings simplify framing jobs Mylar polyester film extends the life of the entire blade Heat-treated spring provides long life and smooth blade recoil Stanley's limited lifetime warranty; measures 1-1/4-inch-by-25-feet FAT MAX TAPE RULE 1-1/4 wide 11' standout Contractor grade Mylar coated blade Plastic case with rubber non-slip grip Belt hook Clamshell 25' Long Amazon.com The Stanley 25-Foot FatMax Tape Measure is reinforced on the first three feet with BladeArmor coating for maximum durability. A Mylar polyester film extends the life of the entire blade. This tape rule comes with a cushion grip built into the case for a non-slip grip and impact resistance. A top forward blade lock design makes it easier to lock and unlock the blade while a heavy, heat-treated spring provides long life and smooth blade recoil. Tape Rule is reinforced with BladeArmor coating for maximum durability. See the full line of Stanley tape rules. Hand tools for the pro or expert enthusiast. view the FatMax product demo (requires Flash) The tape blade measures 25-feet-by-1-1/4-inch with a 11-foot tape standout. To simplify framing jobs, the bright yellow, easy-to-read blade has 16-inch and 19.2-inch stud center markings. It comes with Stanley's limited lifetime warranty. About Stanley FatMax Tape Systems and BladeArmor Coating The FatMax family of products has established itself as one of Stanley's most extensive and innovative product families in the company's 161-year history. The FatMax line of hand tools features core tools essential for the pro or expert enthusiast who desire high quality, durable tools. BladeArmor coating is a patented industrial thermoplastic coating, the very same material that has been used to strengthen and protect aircraft parts, such as the rotor blades on the Sikorsky Black Hawk Helicopter. Simply put, it helps aircraft survive war zones, and it also helps tape blades survive construction zones. Applying BladeArmor coating to tape blades reduces both tape breakage and tape returns, enabling it to conquer the toughest testing ground of all -- the job site!
I really liked the Fat Max 30' tape. However, Stanley does not make replacement blades for it. My Fat Max is a little less than a year old and has developed a hole at about the 11 foot point. Because no replacement blades are available, the cost for replacing it with a new one is too high. Too bad Stanley doesn't stand behind the fat max with replacement blades like they do with some of their other less sturdy tapes.
Absolutely a must have for do-it-yourselfers. Getting critical measurements by yourself can be a chore if you need to reach a long way. I recently did some remodeling in my kitchen, and this fat baby was indespensible. The top hook feature was a great addition as well. I was able to reach out much further than with any other tape I have used before. As an added bonus, the rugged construction of the fat max holds up to the most severe jobsite abuse. I've ha..