Hugh Jass Posted April 7, 2017 Report Share Posted April 7, 2017 A while back I was browsing the measurement section at HD and saw that Dewalt has made some tapes, pulled out the tape, had good roll back, ink was nice and bold, big hook, claimed 13' standout. So I bought it to give it a shot since my other 16' fatmax is getting worn out from daily abuse. What I didn't check for in the store is the tape's ability to tilt (I mean at all) and not fold over it's self. This has the floppiest focking tape I've ever seen. My tape rope has better stability. Anyone else experience this? I mean it's literally unusable. The 5th time I went to measure something around 6ft away on a ladder and it folded on me again and again without getting to hook it without it folding under it's own weight, I turned around and chucked that piece of crap about 40' into the woods. I'm not one to litter but that abomination deserves a few millennia of being buried by dead vegetation and animal shit. Also my buddy tested the 13' standout. It's true, it really can do 13' standout...if you point it straight up at the sky with no wind while holding your breath. Give me a break! (not you, shitty tape!) Straight out you might get half of that, and if you tilt the case 5 degrees it instantly turns into a wet noodle. Man I thought Dewalt's recip's were horrible...this has it beat. Fatmax I'm so sorry for cheating...come back to me. I promise it won't happen again. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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