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Just got one with depth detection (marked every foot) I heard a mix of thing's anyone have any opinions I trust klien but I have heard seen bad reviews.
 

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If I had fish tapes marked like that I would have saved a lot of time pulling measuring string in to measure runs over the years. They should all be marked IMHO.
 

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The etching doesn't last to long. Guess it all depends on how much you pull.
thanks for the warning. I'll cross that off my list.
 

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I pulled a 75K sq ft. Office building with one of those Klein fish tapes this summer and I didn't have a hard time with it. We used it in the slab and overhead. It's a little more flexible than its Ideal counter part. At the same time, I was all over the guys helping me about wiping it off every day, oiling it after some wet runs and keeping it rolled up. They hated me being anal about it, but we still got a decent fish tape.

The bad thing is the markings seem to wear off too easily.
 

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How much does the fish tape cost compared to a roll of true-tape?

Meaning, even if you had to replace the fish tape often, every year or so, because the markings came off, it may still be cheaper than if you were buying true-tape that whole time. Plus you have the labor savings of not having to pull true-tape in the pipe.
 

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Yeah the etchings suck on them
 
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