The cute-as-a-bird-butt 10’ tape measures for Stanley’s 175th anniversary can be difficult to find. They get snatched up by collectors as soon as they hit the shelves.
But now Highland Woodworking has them in stock for $8.99. Grab them while you can. They are compact, well-made and designed for woodworkers.
— Christopher Schwarz
19 thoughts on “Public Service Announcement on the Stanley Tape Measures”
I’ve been lazily looking for them. Thanks for the tip, just ordered mine.
Thanks I got mine on the way
You are Awesome!
I’d happily buy it at twice the price if it was Made in USA. Too bad.
There have been stacks of them at a few of the Menards stores I stopped in at lately. Just another option if you live in the Midwest (mostly).
My experience as well. I did pick one up for my apron pocket. The plastic starrett I had lost it’s last battle with gravity. I loved that little guy. *sniff*. BTW, also available at Highland.
Metric version anywhere?
Unfortunately they only seem to make ones with big centimeters. One with big & small centimeters would be most welcome.
I’m going to have to take the curmudgeon route on this one and stand my ground: After getting completely burned on a new stanley jack plane, they are going to have to do better than this to see a cent from me.
I suspect I’m not the only one with this opinion of new stanley woodworking tools.
Gave one to each daughter and kept one for myself. More useful than the little 3 foot pocket tapes and more convenient than the breadbox size belt clip models.
ls it plastic, made in china?
No. Metal. Made in Thailand
tape envy. I’ve contacted Stanley Canada twice; no response from them. The cheapest shipping cost from Highland is more than the tape. No one in Canada seems to be selling them. So close, but yet so far away. Maybe Ill breakdown and pay the shipping…argh!
Try Canadian Tire – the ones in Manitoba have some. Picked up a couple yesterday.
You’ve made my day.
(and i would have still been trying to find one if it wasn’t for this timely service announcement…many thanks all around)
You’re very welcome!
Thanks bought two for me (home workbench & my traveling tool chest) and one for my dad. My dad and grandfather have collected hand tools since the 1930s. He will get a kick out of this though he likely has an original somewhere.
Thank you. I really love this tool. Small enough for a pocket. Feels premium. Has no lock to slip or break. Quick and simple to use. And very easy to read. Thank you
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