Lufkin’s new P1000 tape measures have been redesigned for improved user comfort and increased strength and impact resistance. They are available now in a wide range of sizes and styles.
- Models with 1-inch tapes have 9-foot blade standout
- New ABS plastic case
- Quad-Hook steel-reinforced 4-rivet end hook
- Clear-coated blades for better protection and durability
- New easy-reach blade lock
There are 40 sizes and styles in the new lineup, which includes P1000 and P2000 chrome-finish tape measure families.
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9-feet of blade standout doesn’t seem like much these days, but it’s still more than what you get with some of the most popular tape measures on the market. The standard Stanley PowerLock, which we reviewed way back in 2008, has a 7-foot standout. Stanley’s new FatMax with magnetic hook tape measure has an 11-foot standout.
The new case designs are interesting, with our attention fixed on the overmolded grip and a blade lock toggle that is a bit higher than we usually prefer. They look promising.
A short video by Lufkin highlights some of the new features:
Where is it made?
At the Lufkin factory. =)
I would be surprised if these tape measures were made in the USA. Even Stanley’s PowerLocks are no longer 100% made here.
I try to only buy a tape measure that has the reinforced clear film on the first few inches. Even a 12 ft. or 16 ft. tape needs to have that area reinforced.