That could explain a few things over the years. Sometimes you write the
measurement down, double check it, be really careful when cutting, twice
checked (reread) reaffirm the saw thickness and line-up with the laser line
and the damn things is still 1/16" too short. Should have fit like a
More research will be taking place on the tapes I have. I have about 5 or 6
different brands and a few the same brand. I just find this really hard to
believe! I can see the end stop gets off or is manufactured badly but then
some of my favourites are the cheapo units. A few Stanley's I have paid big
bucks for turned out to be garbage and bent within a month of usage.
I still can't use that excuse for the many cuts I have done tat were off by
1" over the years but.... I have a theory that the rivets on the end hook
that allow it to slide have been caught and they always seem to be an exact
1" from the end.
"-MIKE-" wrote in message
By the way, I have a 30' Stanley 30-997, one of the older, discontinued,
Leverlock models. Red. The newer yellow Leverlocks suck, by comparison.
If I ever find any of these for sale, new old stock, I will buy half a
This thing is a perfect tape measure. I also like that the tape takes a
pencil or shaprie marker mark very well, but not so much that it can't
be rubbed off.
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