Stanley Bostitch Stanley Tools Tape Rule 3/4 X 16FT Leverlock 30 - 812 Reviews
Click to see larger image

Stanley Bostitch Stanley Tools Tape Rule 3/4 X 16FT Leverlock 30 - 812

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

Stanley Tape Rule Tape Measure 3/4 x 16 ft Leverlock

Sep 15, 2010 (Updated Sep 15, 2010)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Retractable, non slip, sturdy.

Cons:None

The Bottom Line: Retractable, non slip, sturdy.


Hubby is heavy into tools and I like certain tools myself. We have several versions in our home, garage and cars. I'm always happy to get a good tool as a present. Then again I like to get mulch and rocks as well. I craft, use large tools to make things out of wood and I also love to garden. 

The case is a large and solid feeling 3 inches by 3 inches with a width of two inches. The surfaces where your hand will rest, either the left or the right, are covered with soft touch material. The recoil is fast so watch your fingers. The toggle at the end holds well. If you do fine woodworking you might need a tape with finer measurements.

There is a red button near the back of the case. This button can be pushed to the other side and the tape becomes a free wheeling tape. This is a good weight and a good hand size. I have small hands, hubby has large hands and it is comfortable for both of us. It's a bright, easy to spot mostly yellow color. This makes it easy to find in a work room or garage.

This makes a great stocking stuffer for the handy person in your home. Put one in a tool box with other necessities for kids going off to college or anyone starting out in a new home.  

This is a mylar coated tape, stainless. It's in a non slip, impact resistant case with a heat treated spring. Some of the tape cases are neon green. 

This version has a lever lock system. The leverlock system refers to the lever on the bottom of the tape body. This locks the tape in place when you want to keep your measurement handy, squeeze this again and the tape will retract. 

The measurements are clearly marked in inches with the interpretation on the side ( i.e. 3' 3") if you want the measurement in that form. It is 3/4" in width. I like to keep one tape rule in the car so that when I go to garage sales I can measure items I'm interested in.

This company was started in the US -19th century and has been made themselves a well known name in tools. The Stanley name is usually associated with good quality mid-priced hand tools and is quite well known.

PS: The picture on the epinions page shows the Stanley Leverlock 25" but the title indicates the 16" that I am reviewing. They look exactly the same. 

Other versions: Fat Max version in 100' ($19.98) and 35' ($29.99), a Fat Max Extreme ($19.99), a steel PowerLock in 25' ($9.99) and 30' x 1" ($12.99).

The LeverLock comes in 1 1/4" x 25' and 1" x 25'.The LeverLock runs around $7.99 for the 25'. You can also find Stanley tape in metric and decimal scale and a version in a closed case. There are more versions if you are interested just check the site or your local hardware store.  

Do not let kids play with this unsupervised, the possibility that it will snap back and cause injury is too great.


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Stanley : Bostitch 35'X1-1/4 Tape

Stanley : Bostitch 35'X1-1/4 Tape

Bostitch Bi-Material Tape with Blade Armor
Sears
STANLEY BOSTITCH Plastic 16' Tape Measure

STANLEY BOSTITCH Plastic 16' Tape Measure

The 3/4 x 7' Stanley Tools Tape Rule's yellow case makes it quick to find in your tool box or drawer. Just as important are the easily readable markin...
Walmart.com

$5.59

+$4.97 shipping
Stanley Bostitch General Repair Tool Kit in Water Resistant Black Case

Stanley Bostitch General Repair Tool Kit in Water Resistant Black Case

A water-resistant case makes for handy portability in this tool kit from Stanley Bostitch. This kit is great for general home and office repair and in...
Overstock.com

$31.99

+$2.95 shipping
Stanley Bostitch 34106 Tape Measure, 100 Ft. Long, 5-7/8x6-7/8x3/4, Yellow

Stanley Bostitch 34106 Tape Measure, 100 Ft. Long, 5-7/8x6-7/8x3/4, Yellow

Stanley Bostitch 34106 Tape Measure, 100 Ft. Long, 5-7/8x6-7/8x3/4, Yellow BOS34106 Tape measure offers durable construction and a quick, smooth take-...
eBay

$25.76

FREE Shipping
Stanley Bostitch 33 Degree Paper Tape Framing Nailer 1/4 in.
Sears

$263.76

FREE Shipping
Bostitch Nailer. Industrial Round-Head Framing Nailer F21PL

Bostitch Nailer. Industrial Round-Head Framing Nailer F21PL

Shop for Air Compressors, Tools & Accessories at The Home Depot. The BOSTITCH F21PL Plastic Collated Framing Nailer drives plastic collated framing na...
Home Depot

$219.00

FREE Shipping
Bostitch Stanley F21PL Framing Nailer

Bostitch Stanley F21PL Framing Nailer

Selling Unit Each Type Pneumatic Features * Tool converts to metal connector nailer in seconds with included tip * Lightweight magnesium housing * Too...
Newegg.com

$314.84

+$15.95 shipping
Stanley Bostitch : Full Offset Head Nail

Stanley Bostitch : Full Offset Head Nail

Full Offset Head Paper Tape Framing Stick Nail
Sears
Stanley Bostitch 34103 Tape Measure, 50 Ft. Length, 5-7/8x6-7/8x3/4, Yellow

Stanley Bostitch 34103 Tape Measure, 50 Ft. Length, 5-7/8x6-7/8x3/4, Yellow

Stanley Bostitch 34103 Tape Measure, 50 Ft. Length, 5-7/8x6-7/8x3/4, Yellow BOS34103 Tape measure offers durable construction and a quick, smooth take...
eBay

$18.39

FREE Shipping
Stanley-bostitch 50ft Tape Measure - 50 Length 0.4 Width - 1/8 Graduations - Imperial Measuring System - Plastic - 1 Each - Yellow (BOS34103)

Stanley-bostitch 50ft Tape Measure - 50 Length 0.4 Width - 1/8 Graduations - Imperial Measuring System - Plastic - ...

Tape measure offers durable construction and a quick, smooth take-up mechanism. Tape has Imperial measurements. Product Information Length: 50 Width: ...
Walmart.com

$15.09

+$3.84 shipping