Stanley Bostitch 25ft MaxSteel Tape Measure (165701) Reviews
Click to see larger image

Stanley Bostitch 25ft MaxSteel Tape Measure (165701)

2 ratings (2 Epinions reviews)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Stanley Max Steel 25' Tape Measure: Good for Home Projects

Jan 3, 2009 (Updated Jan 3, 2009)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Visible, lightweight, durable

Cons:Not professional grade

The Bottom Line: A good tape measure for home projects with an easily readable scale and good durability


Stanley Max Steel 25 ft Tape Measure

Everybody sooner or later probably needs a tape measure to do projects.  No, this is not a tape measure like your mother used to take your measurements with.  This is a steel tape measure (same name) like a carpenter or handyman uses to measure size of rooms, boards, plywood, etc.

The unit comes in a plastic housing that Stanley calls "impact resistant" with the steel tape coiled up inside it.  The tape will extend up to 25' and lock using the locking button for measuring distances.  The locking button is conveniently located where you can easily flick in on with the housing held normally in your hand. When you slide off the locking button the blade (tape) will reel back up inside the case in response to the spring loaded reel. 

The blade or tape is 1 inch wide and is yellow colored with black markings in inch denominations.  The color makes the markings easier to read in low light conditions like you often find when trying to do a project. There is a plated hook riveted at the end of the blade so you can measure by hooking the blade over an edge and pulling the tape taut for more accurate measuring.

Another significant feature is called "Blade Armor" where the first 6 feet of the blade are coated with themoplastic for durability and reduced breakage.  The entire blade is coated with Mylar to make it slippery and to extend the blade and marking life.  Probably the best feature is the cross curved blade where the first 8 feet will stand out straight allowing you to measure things by yourself instead of enlisting a helper as you often do with other tape measures.

The scale is denominated in sixteenths of an inch and special markings are provided for stud centers if you are building some walls. 

This tool is homeowner grade.  There are also professional grade or contractor grade models available that are more durable but they cost more, too.  For the price of this tool you are only going to get a tool that will serve you well in your home projects but cannot be expected to be used day after day and abused like it might in a professional setting.

I have one and recommend this tape measure for home use.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (2)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Stanley Bostitch 1-1/2-inch To 2-inch Pneumatic Hardwood Floor Stapler

Stanley Bostitch 1-1/2-inch To 2-inch Pneumatic Hardwood Floor Stapler

MFR: STANLEY BOSTITCH WEIGHT: 17 LB MODEL: MIIIFS SKU: 407619c Approx. Box Dimensions (inches): 17x5x23 Product Features: 1-1/2-inch to 2-inch pneumat...
eBay

$490.00

+$18.25 shipping
Stanley Bostitch - MIIIFS - Air Flooring Stapler, 1/2 In., 15-1/2 ga.

Stanley Bostitch - MIIIFS - Air Flooring Stapler, 1/2 In., 15-1/2 ga.

Technical Specification Item Air Flooring Stapler Crown 1/2 Leg Length 1-1/2 to 2 Gauge 15-1/2 Magazine Capacity 92 CFM per Shot 0.070 Pressure Range ...
Sears Marketplace
STANLEY BOSTITCH Power Return Tape Measure, 3-Way Reading Blade, 1W x 25 ft., Yellow GNS95005

STANLEY BOSTITCH Power Return Tape Measure, 3-Way Reading Blade, 1W x 25 ft., Yellow GNS95005

STANLEY BOSTITCH GNS95005 Designed for quick, reliable measuring on the job or at home. Easy-to-use squeeze-lock blade return. Yellow steel blade rem...
Wayfair

$15.49

+$4.99 shipping
Stanley Bostitch F21pl Round Head 1-1/2-inch To 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer

Stanley Bostitch F21pl Round Head 1-1/2-inch To 3-1/2-inch Framing Nailer

Brand new in the original sealed retail box! 1-1/2-inch to 3-1/2-inch framing nailer; 1,050 inch-pounds of driving power; sequential and bump trigger ...
eBay

$245.99

FREE Shipping
Stanley Bostitch F21pl 21 Degree 3-1/2-in Framing & Metal Connector Nailer

Stanley Bostitch F21pl 21 Degree 3-1/2-in Framing & Metal Connector Nailer

Search Search by Category â–ºAir Tools Compressors â–ºAutomotive â–ºCordless â–ºDrywall Lifts â–ºGenerators â–ºHand Tools â–ºInside The Home â–ºMasonr...
eBay

$227.99

FREE Shipping
STANLEY BOSTITCH 25' Power Return Tape Measure

STANLEY BOSTITCH 25' Power Return Tape Measure

Trust Stanley Bostitch to help accomplish your projects.
Walmart.com

$11.37

+$4.99 shipping
Stanley Bostitch Finish Nails

Stanley Bostitch Finish Nails

2-1/2 Length 15 gauge angle finish nail For Bostitch N60FN2 finish nailer
Ace Hardware
Stanley Bostitch Finish Nails

Stanley Bostitch Finish Nails

2 16 gauge Chisel point Coated For use in: Bostitch FN16250K-2, SB-1664N Accuset 250SM DeWalt D51256, DC612, DC616 Paslode T250-F16, 3250-F16, IM2...
Ace Hardware
STANLEY BOSTITCH Fiberglass Engineer's Hammer

STANLEY BOSTITCH Fiberglass Engineer's Hammer

The Stanley Jacketed Engineering Hammer (56-204) uses a fiberglass core that adds strength and durability in the handle while reducing vibrations and ...
Walmart.com

$21.97

+$4.97 shipping