Been on a toothpaste kick since I read that article :^D
I needed a new tape. The Dewalt I'm using is garbage. I like Lufkin, but I thought I'd try the Komelon since it was cheap. The last one I had was trash also, but it was 33', and a different case style. I'm hoping this one works better, but I'm not really impressed with the way it looks so far. You used to be able to buy Lufkin engineer scale tapes in local stores, but they've all but disappeared. That's how I ended up with Dewalt. It was the only one available. I normally wouldn't have touched something like that. Dewalt makes electric tools, and they know fuck all about anything else. They just slap their name on some Chinese junk, and try to capitalize on brand recognition. A lot of brands do that, and it gets on my nerves.
I'm shopping for toothpaste. My dentist said anything that doesn't do tartar removal (which he said is damaging), my endodontist said stay away from whitening toothpastes, those whitening strips too, they'll weaken my enamel. I think he said he uses Colgate non-whitening (which I haven't found yet, Costco just has the whitening version).
Concerning tapes: Well, I have a couple Stanley 30', but they are monster big and heavy and I only need length infrequently. I still have some 16' from Harbor Freight. They are so annoying in that they'll stop retracting nicely and you fuck with them until you get angry and toss in a waste can. I did a Harbor Freight order a few weeks ago, finally arrived a couple days ago:
Four 12' <$2 Pittsburgh tapes, they seem decent so far, but getting them out of the plastic was kinda nuts. I used scissors and finally a Harbor Freight sheet metal shears to liberate them.
Three 4" cheap synthetic "paint" brushes (I use mainly to dust things off, never for paint), $2.41 each.
Ames DM600 multimeter, ~$23 auto-ranger (gets good reviews, has discrete test settings for 9v and 1.5v batteries, temperature sensor, zip-up case).
Centech float charger for my car's battery. $5.39. These seem to work fine, don't overcharge, are reliable. I no longer trust the $30 charge maintainer I bought from Kragen some years ago.
Found coupons for all these items.