The Stanley Works, initially a bolt and door hardware manufacturing company positioned in New Britain, Connecticut; was once founded in 1843 by Frederick T. Stanley. A couple of years later, in 1857, Frederick’s cousin, Henry Stanley, founded The Stanley Rule and Level Company. In 1920, The Rule and Level Company merged with The Stanley Works and would go on to grow to be it’s famous Hand Tools Division. Over time, The Stanley Works has produced one of the most most innovative and useful tools ever made. Among these tools are the Bailey Plane, the Surform shaper, the PowerLock tape rule and most recently the FatMax line of products. Today, more than ever, Stanley continues to be an industry leader in tool innovation. In 2001, Stanley introduced more than 100 new products, bringing to 400 the number of new products introduced previously four years. As a right away result of Stanley’s commitment to excellence, Stanley was once awarded the Prestigious Golden Hammer Award, presented for New Product Innovation in both 2000 and 2001.
Tape rule with first 6 feet reinforced with BladeArmor coating for maximum durability
11-inch tape standout; 16-inch and 19.2-inch stud center markings simplify framing jobs
Mylar polyester film extends the life of all of the blade
Heat-treated spring provides long life and smooth blade recoil
Stanley’s limited lifetime warranty; measures 1-1/4-inch-by-25-feet