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Stanley 33-425 Powerlock 25-Foot Measuring Tape

Tool: Stanley 33-425 Powerlock 25′ Measuring Tape. Aka, Tape Measure.

I’m the guy they made the tape measure for. Seems like measuring is all I do. I measure so often, I hang my tape squarely between my legs. Seems like everyone I know uses a different tape but I’ve stuck with the same Powerlock for ages. I don’t mind the newer Stanley 33-525 but I still buy the same old tape for a few reasons.

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Stanley 46-813 Bevel Gauge

Tool: Stanley 46-813 8-Inch Solid Hardwood T-Bevel

A bevel gauge has been an essential tool in my carpenter’s belt. I don’t know how old this one is but I can tell you it’s been around the block and then some. The way this tool sticks out of my pouch means it has gotten caught on just about everything I have to squeeze through on the job, be it shrubs, a crawlspace, or a joist bay.

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Stanley 12-960 – Bailey® Low Angle Block Plane

Tool: Stanley 12-960 – Bailey® Low Angle Block Plane

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The Stanley 12-960 Block Plane is one of 20 most used tools on my truck. I’ve had the block planes in this picture for many years. I’ve carried them everywhere on jobs, dropped them in dirt, banged them around in my tool bag and left them outdoors. They have the scratches of veterans but these Stanley planes are in perfect working order.

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Stanley 12-101 – Pocket Trimming Plane

Tool: Stanley 12-101 Small hand plane The small Stanley Trimming Plane is the perfect compliment to a Carpenter’s tool belt. I’ve had this little plane tucked in a pocket in my tool belt pouch for years. It’s not built for smoothing a board face, but it’s hard to compare for a quickly knocking off a sharp edge. [rating:5] Continue reading Stanley 12-101 – Pocket Trimming Plane