Stanley rolls out limited-edition PowerLocks

New Britain, Conn.-based Stanley Tools is releasing a limited-edition series of five PowerLock tape measures.

The release is part of the company's 50-year celebration for the PowerLock tool, which introduced the coilable spring and sliding lock in 1963. 

"We are excited to celebrate our heritage of innovation and proud of the fact it continues to be manufactured with global materials in the original plant here in New Britain, Conn., USA,” said Tom Chang, global product manager. 

The five new deigns include: a replication of the original “Life Guard Yellow” Powerlock design; a celebration of “Made in the USA” with global materials; a testament to its inclusion in the Apollo 11 lunar landing gear; an homage to the famous Powerlock moniker “Badge of the Professional”; and a general innovation theme.

Stanley Tools, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, said the tapes will be "available at independent channel hardware stores." 

The price point for the tapes is about $9.99. each.