3M has come out with new EXTREME Post-it notepads, designed for demanding conditions.
These new heavy duty sticky note pads are said to be water resistant, durable, and specially designed for the construction industry. They can withstand extreme conditions (such as heat, cold, wind, and water), and stick to all kinds of materials, including steel, cement, PVC, plywood, brick, stone, and other such materials.
Post-it Extreme Notes are a substitute for writing on direct surfaces, so that you can leave notes, reminders, or punch lists, and then cleanly remove them when you’re done.
The pads are 3″ x 3″, and available in orange, green and yellow. You get 45 sheets per pad. There are a couple of different purchasing options available.
The product description says that the Post-it Extreme Notes can be used indoors or outdoors, but you should apply them to a dry surface to hold in wet conditions.
Pricing: $4.49 for a 3-pad variety pack (shown above), $4.99 for 3-packs of green or orange, $19.50 for a 12-pack. Some of the bulk packs have slightly lower street pricing already (e.g. $17.55 for 12 green pads).
A sample pack was supposed to be on the way to me, but I haven’t seen it yet, and so I cannot vet any of their claims. But, they seem pretty reasonable. My question isn’t so much about whether they work, but whether they work good enough to earn a place on a workbench or in a tool bag.
Honestly, I didn’t think this was something that was needed in jobsites. But then again, I write on masking tape all the time. I’ve improvised in other ways, such as writing on plain paper and sticking it to things with clear shipping labels.
It’ll be interesting to see how well these work, and if they actually become popular.
On Amazon, a pack of Standard Post-it notes is currently $9 for 12 pads of 100 sheets each. So that’s $9 for 1200 sheets, or 0.75 cents per note – less than a penny each. At Staples, the regular Post-its come out to be 1.3 cents per note. Looking at Post-it “Super Stickies,” the pricing comes out to be around 1 cent per note on Amazon, or 2 cents per note at Staples. These prices are for 12-packs.
These Post-it Extreme Notes are $19.50 for 12 packs of 45 sheets, which comes out to be 3.61 cents per sheet.
What do you think? Will you be adding a pack of Post-it Extreme Note pads to your tool bag?