FastCap PSSR25 25 foot Lefty/Righty Measuring Tape
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9 of 9 found the following review helpful:
Love it/Hate it Nov 10, 2008
I love the idea and design of this tape measure. The layout of the scale and the surface to jot down measurements and the thumb operated clip on the back are great ideas. But the construction of the tape leaves out much to be desired; primarily it leaves out quality...even the most basic quality. After light use measuring home and office interiors, two have bitten the big burnt weenie. The first was sitting on the counter during an estimate and suddenly the spring made one last gasping whir and the tape refused to come out and play. It's replacement recently did the opposite; while measuring an office for network cables the 25-foot tape decided around the 22nd foot to simply release the remainder of the tape...completely...spitting the entirety of the 25+ feet of tape onto the floor.
There are several other tapes which feature a similar design of the scale. And, while I will miss the clip on the back, I can glue a sample of matte white formica (purloined from the local cabinet shop) to the side of any case for jotting measurements.
A little more--heck, ANY--attention to quality and this would have been a great tool to have in any bag or toolbox.
3 of 3 found the following review helpful:
Easiest scale to read, durablity lacking Apr 05, 2006
By Michael A. Griffith
The PSSR tape has the easiest scale to read of any tape I have used. Fractions readable down to 1/16" is a big plus. The lefty/righty feature actually helps cut down on a lot of measurement errors.
The pencil sharpener and writing pad may seem like gimmicks, but they are actually pretty useful.
After a few months of using it heavily, the case started to separate on mine. This is disappointing compared to the Stanley and Olympia tapes I have owned.
2 of 2 found the following review helpful:
Handy for shop work Jul 06, 2006
I originally saw this tape measure in a woodworking class. It belonged to the instructor and he has had it for a couple of years. I used it several times and liked it, so I bought one for myself.
I really like the lefty/righty feature. Being able to use view the measurements right side up no matter which way you hold the tape is handy. I like the feel of the tape and the built-in pencil sharpener is a bonus. The body of the tape gives three inches to add, eliminating the need to add a fractional deminsion when working on inside corners.
I don't like the small numbers and the small foot increments. They are difficult to read at a distance. I also don't like the margin at the edge of the tape. There is a 1/32" margin on the edge of the tape, the dimentional lines do not extend to the very edge of the tape. I called the company about this and was told that the new design with the margin was the result of customer reviews.
This tape will stay in my shop. When I need to replace it, it will be a different brand.
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Love not having to read a tape upside down! Jul 22, 2014
By Amazon Customer
I bought this as a gift for my Dad, who was always complaining about having to read a measure tape upside down when there's only one way to run the tape. HE REALLY APPRECIATES being able to clearly read this tape regardless of which way it's run! I'm planning on getting myself one, too! It is sturdy, so it is heavy, and the spring to pull the tape back in is so strong it'll snap the tape the tape right out of your hand if you're not careful! Also keep your fingers clear when releasing the tape or you'll get a very painful snap! But it's easy to read from any direction and high quality. I highly recommend it!
1 of 1 found the following review helpful:
Fast cap : Awesome design : Don't let it fall once !!!!!!!!!! Sep 07, 2009
By Patrick <
I love these tapes. But if it drops one time..... From 3-4 feet off the ground. The zinc or whatever metal That holds the spring in place will shatter..
And Sad I am. Trying to replace the piece with something stronger is tough. Wish they would fix these 'small' production problems. Then they would have a Classic Winner!!!
I'd pay more for this item if I knew it was just a little tougher. And yes, I only use these for cabinetry. No framing, or beating up. PLEASE, fix the 5 cent piece that could make this a perfect tool.
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