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Bostitch, now the brand for Stanley's heaviest-duty pro hand tools, has introduced a series of new products. Our practical favorite is the 33-001 25-foot tape measure ($25), which features the widest blade – 1-1/4 inches – the longest standout – 13 feet – and a hook 150 percent larger than others available. Most tapes turn sideways and collapse when you try to hook a wall. But the giant ears on the Bostitch tape hook let you hook the wall with the side of the tape without fail. The hook even sticks up above the tape so it can snag the bottom of distant joists. 800-782-6539, www.bostitch.com.