BOSTITCH TAPE RULES feature an oversized hook that is 150 percent larger than hooks on traditional tape rules, according to the company.
The new-sized hook is convenient for contractors, especially those who are working without any assistance. The multi-catch hook can grip materials from the top, sides and bottom. The 13' tape also features "outward stabilizing wings" to prevent blade rollover, which causes the blade to curl and fall during longer measurements. The new Bostitch tape is 1-1/4" wide and has a Mylar coating for better visibility in low-light situations. Three sizes are available - 16', 25', 35' - and range in price from $18.99 to 34.99. Contact: Stanley Bostitch. Tel: 800-782-6539. www.bostitch.com