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Stanley 33-725 25' Fat Max Tape Measure
Publisher: Stanley Hand Tools
Studio: Stanley Hand Tools
Label: Stanley Hand Tools
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  • Rubber nonslip grip
  • 1-1/4-inch easy-to-read blade
  • 11-foot tape standout
  • Mylar-coated blade
  • Rugged, durable casing
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Editorial Reviews:

Product Description
* 1-1/4" wide blade with 11' of standout, the longest in the industry * 1-1/4" wide blade is 25% wider for more durability with easier to read graphics * Dual material ergonomic case * Small comfort grip, smaller than most 25' tapes * Exclusive cushion grip built into the case for comfortable non-slip grip and impact resistance * Massive new bumper designed for increased hook life * Specially designed, multi-functional hook grabs on side, top or bottom * Three rivet corrosion-resistant hook moves to allow accurate inside and outside measurements * Heavier and stronger spring for extra long life and "smooth-as-silk" blade recoil * Top forward blade lock design makes it easier to lock and unlock the blade * Heavy-duty Mylar "blanket-wrap" coating extends blade life up to ten times longer * 1-1/4" x 25'

Product Details
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 Based on 32 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 662

Customer Reviews

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

4Great Tape...get the 16 ft!, Mar 18, 2023
My boss has this tape and I fell in love with it, I also havethe Stanley lever lock(see my other reviews) which is ok but these fat max's really can reach farther and with the rubber boot surrounding you can hold it better. Well I picked up the 16ft fat max and Ilike it better because of the smaller size. It fits in my handsbetter and in my toolbelt a lot better as well. My boss recently stole this tape (16 ft.) from me because he likes the smaller size as well.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5One and only, Feb 24, 2023
This is the only tape I can use. Once you use it you can not go back to a weak 1" tape. The standout is 10' to 11' which is about 2x what a 1" tape can do. The 25' has a smaller case than the 35' which is hard to fit in smaller hands.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:

5Fat Max, Jan 31, 2023
Fat Max stanley measuring tape is the only way to go.Once you use one you will never go back to a skinny tape.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

3Long tape standout is the principal feature of this measure..., Dec 20, 2022
1 1/4" wide Fat max tape measure.


- My Fat Max stands out unsupported to about 10' 3". Even though not the 11' claimed, it's still several feet longer than 1" tape measures. This is the important advantage of this tape, especially when working alone, because measuring takes less time and less effort.

- Case has a rubber coating around most of it, making it easier to hold onto, although that black case can get hot if it's been in the sunshine.

- Tape end has the normal bottom "hook" but also has a double top hook, for grabbing that other end.

- Although I don't make a habit of dropping tools, this one seems pretty tough. (Although some reviewers have had their Fat Max's break open on falling?)

- Highly rated in Fine Homebuilding magazine.


- Costs much more than 1" wide tape measures of the same length.

- About 1/4 bulkier and is heavier than a 1" wide tape measure of the same length. 3/4" tape measures are lighter still. The Fat Max might be awkwardly large for someone with small hands.

- Even with the belt clip removed, the Fat Max is an inconveniently tight fit in my tape holster, whereas 1" wide tape measures of the same length fits with ease.

- Due to the curvature of the tape it "rides" further above the surface than narrower tape measures, so you have to press the tape down to get that last bit of accuracy in the reading. Narrower tape measures are easier and quicker to read accurately, since you don't need to press the tape down as often.

- Width of the tape measure isn't shown on tool, so you have to remember the width and add that, for inside readings.

- Bottom and top "hooks" should be longer or have micro grippers like some other tape measures. Although usually OK, it too easily slips off what I'm trying to hook it on - this is particularly frustrating when that spot is far away, and is partially caused by how much you have to arc the tape for it to stand out so far. I.e., the tape may be at the wrong angle to grab easily.

- The sliding blade lock takes too much effort. I can do it with one thumb, but have to press with serious oomph to lock or unlock it, and I'm 6/4 and weigh 260 lbs. I'd say it takes triple the effort over any of the 1" measures I own. Doesn't work near as well as the Stanley Power Lock, Leigh, or Craftsman measures, for example.

- Tape seems to crease sooner than narrower tapes, which means it will wear out faster. This is probably due to the width of the tape being less flexible to twisting, and the very fast rewind rate which can whip the tape, causing damage.

Not really a con, since it's not expected, but it doesn't have a lifetime warranty like Craftsman tape measures (not sure if other brands have such warranties). I've seen construction workers bring a bag full of worn-out Craftsman tape measures into a Sears store and walk out with free replacements!


For any project where long tape standout is important, this is a good choice. For almost any other purpose, I reach for a 1" or smaller tape measure because they are lighter, smaller, quicker to read, and the blade locks works better.

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:

5Tape , get the job done., Oct 4, 2023
This tape has great reach.
After using it for months, tried to use smaller old tape, that's when you realize how much you like the fat max.
It accually is the size a tape should be.

We build Custom homes in Cayman Islands, so after about six months of use in salt air, they start to give on the face from rust.

I've had the coating peel right off steel blade.

But, that does not stop me from using them. They are used day in day out for that six month period, and that's a lot of use.

For normal use thay would last very long.....

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