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Offline jaguar36

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Re: Fastcap tape rulers
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2017, 10:18 AM »
  I checked my fastcap against a rule and it was off 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch.  Changed to another brand and it was dead on.

Same here, I was having an issue with some boards not coming out the right length, after lots of investigation I finally realized my fast cap tape measure was off by 3/32".  I then went and checked every other tape I had, and they were all spot on, including the dirt cheap freebee ones I've gotten, the craftsmen ones, Stanley and lufkin.  Tossed all the Fastcap tapes in the trash and won't be buying anything else from them.

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Offline grbmds

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Re: Fastcap tape rulers
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2017, 10:30 AM »
Love the Fastcap Flatback tape for measuring short distances. The Flatback allows the tape to lay flat on the wood and, because of that, gives a much more precise and accurate measurement. I found they are very accurate when compared against my Woodpeckers rules and squares. They come in a metric/imperial version and that's handy. The most annoying thing about these tapes is that they don't last very long. Since I am not a full-time woodworker, they don't get very heavy use. I'm on my 4th and 5th in the past 5 years. One drop on the floor usually destroys the return mechanism. Fastcap is always willing to replace them free of charge. However, it's just kind of annoying that they need to be replace so often. Fastcap has great service, I agree. The tapes aren't one of their higher quality products however.