For the last few years I’ve been giving the guys at Stanley a hard time about tapes every chance I got. My favorite was the little 12’ tape that came with a pack of screwdrivers and they didn’t sell it outside of that. Then they came out with “Blade Armor” but didn’t make one in the form factor I wanted. In true Toolmonger style I gave them endless crap about it. With the addition of the 33-413 Tylon 12’ tape it seems I now have nothing to complain about.
Stanley put their famous nylon coating on a thin 12’ tape that features a lock, rubber molding, and a day-glo green body. It’s just about everything I could ask for in a tape, but just to shut up the whiners like me they made it a touch smaller as well — I bought five on the spot. I had to; it’s just about as flawless a tool for my shop applications as anyone could come. I don’t do any work over 10′ and I deal with a lot of finished surfaces that larger tapes blemish.
It’s not a giant rig and the gear junkies might laugh a little, but it’s small, handy, doesn’t mar finished wood, doesn’t have nasty retraction, and has already survived several drops in the shop. No one else is going to feature this one, so I will. Well done guys — it’s a great tape.
For those of you looking for one, it’s a little difficult to find online but a trip to your local Lowe’s will fix you up neatly for less than $5.