Hand Tools: MaxSteel Tape Rule
Scott Gibson, Contributing Editor
Stanley says the 1"-wide blade will support itself for nine feet. This is an important consideration for anyone who often works alone and needs to hook the end of a tape on a distant window casing or rafter tail. Narrower blades wont reach nearly this far.
This tape shows both millimeter and more familiar fractional graduations, and its three-rivet hook slides so the tape can be used for inside and outside measurements.
It sold for about $21 in September 2004.