A STANLEY FATMAX tape fits your toolbelt, your hand, and the job. It’s engineered with our patented Twin-Core technology for a comfortable case design, making it the most ergonomic FATMAX tape measure ever. It features 16 ft. of straighter tape reach and our most durable MAXSHIELD blade coating. Get the measurement without waiting for help with a STANLEY FATMAX tape measure.
- 16 ft. of straighter reach to get measurements on your own
- Extend tape life with the MAXSHIELD™ full blade Coating, the longest lasting blade coating ever applied to FATMAX® Tape Measures
- Added BladeArmor® coating maximizes durability of the tape at the hook and extends tape life
- Certified Ergonomic case design provides grip and comfort
- Screw free belt clip removal to easily fit in tape pouch
- Easy to read measurements with large font numbers
- Easy-to-use lock – engages and disengages with ease and holds strong when locked
- Improved, stronger belt clip – new, screw-free belt clip design allows for easy fastening and removal
- Ideal for carpentry, framing, roofing, masonry, drywall, mechanical, electrical and plumbing applications
Gaylord Ratke (verified owner) –
I have been in construction for the last 12+ years and have always used Stanley tape measures. I have mostly used the 25′ tapes but this time decided in the 16′ instead. It’s a great tape for carpentry projects where anything over 16 feet is unnecessary. Fantastic tape measure, once again. Thanks, Stanley!
Leonel Strosin (verified owner) –
I say a good ruler because with working in the welding field i run into times when i need a tape measure that i need to do certain project for clients that need to be in millimeters and have to have a different tape measure
Carolina Daniel (verified owner) –
I tried to get my hands on one of these tape measures for months! Finally I got my chance to get one. I was not disappointed! The smaller size and rounded edges made it comfortable to carry and use. A vast improvement on an already quality product. Just wish that I could pick it up in my regular store instead of having to order on line.
Vada Frami (verified owner) –
i have really checked this tape measure out! it works great! i love being able to extend it way out and not try to hold it in the middle to measure. it fits great in my hand . so comfortable to use
Danika Kshlerin (verified owner) –
Fits your hand for a good grip.Easy to read and to work witg one hand.
Greyson Windler (verified owner) –
I’ve been using fat max tapes since I started doing carpentry full time about 8 years ago. I have 16, 25 and 35 foot but the 16 is by far my favorite for most daily use. The date makes is the most accurate and stable while extended.
Imogene Wolff (verified owner) –
This was a very well designed and smooth operating tape. It was very easy to use and efficient and I was very impressed with the improvements in design over the Classic model.
Alice Kling (verified owner) –
I received this Stanley tape measure as a gift from my daughters because I can never find one when I need it. My husband has 10 or more but wanted to take this one too! Good quality, I have dropped it several times without any damage.
Soledad Blanda (verified owner) –
This tape measure is you around best tape measure with its unique grip small size and incredible durability I would highly recommend this tape measure.
Candido Klocko (verified owner) –
Can’t go wrong with a fatmax. Long stand out. Tape is sturdy. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand. The only thing wrong with it is that the bottom has a bump the makes it rock back and forth instead of sitting flat. Otherwise it’s a great tool.
Jaquelin Rohan (verified owner) –
Easy to use, readily readable and stiff blade stands up well for measurements vertically.Read directions for removing from packaging to avoid scratching the clip.
Terrence Koss (verified owner) –
This tape measure is very durable. I like that it fits into my hand, and it’s compact, not too heavy. My new favorite tool.
Ruth Walter (verified owner) –
i bought my fatmax cause i was redoing my bathroom floors, it performed great the tape never folded and it stayed locked in place when needed. love my fatmax would highly recommend .
Janelle O’Reilly (verified owner) –
This tape measure is heavy duty and really will extend out 11 foot with out any support. The protective coating feels thick and thats important to me because i use my tape measure daily.
Irving Strosin (verified owner) –
This review is for Stanley Fat max 16ft Tape Measure. The size is small but heavier than I expected it weighs just as much as my 25ft (different brand) . I like the american flag on the front. The grip is very comfortable. I would have liked to see more rubber molding. I really like the belt clip works great easy on/off pocket on my shorts. The tape itself is wide with large numbers to include the 16 on center red numbers and really nice durable coating however I prefer a fractional tape measures. Having all the fractions is just easier. The tape locking mechanism works smoothly and to unlock works smoothly however it does retract very quickly the quickest of all my tape measures.
Esperanza Gleichner (verified owner) –
I received this tape a few weeks ago. The size and feel of the tape is very comfortable.Blade standout was as advertised.Tape markings are very legible and easy to read.I especially liked the new style belt clip .Heavy duty and also has a plastic piece behind it to keep tape secured to belt .Size and weight were very reasonable.Nothing negative to say about this tape measure
Sigmund Friesen (verified owner) –
I received this as a sample from Stanley, it’s extremely lightweight for a tape measure. I have a tape clip on my belt and you can hardly even tell it’s there. My only addition to this tape measure would be if it could somehow be made with no metal in it for substation use.
Luther Donnelly (verified owner) –
I have long been a fan of Stanley tools. I have a couple of older fat max rulers and love them. This little tuffy lives up to the reputation and then some. It is smooth and solid. The new tape material is great, not sharp on the edges and it does extend far as it claims to. Highly recommend for those jobs where you don’t need a huge measuring tape but still want a quality one. the look is tough with that black rubberized casing. Very cool and usefull
Hope Quitzon (verified owner) –
The FATMAX 16′ tape is one of the handiest measuring tapes I have used. The locking mechanism holds the tape position securely when measuring long distance.Great measuring tape to have.
Annabelle Klocko (verified owner) –
Nothing fits in my hand better when it comes to a tape measure. Comfortable and durable. They really took ergonomics into consideration here. And no loss of function!!!