DeWalt’s XP tape measure features a tougher case, tougher blade coating and tougher hook connection. Built around Dual-Core technology — a patented spring system that utilizes two retracting springs in an impact-resistant heavy-duty case — the XP is a compact professional-duty ergonomic tape with a case designed for a better fit in the user’s hand. It is 25’ long and features 13’ of straighter, truer blade standout, and a tougher hook connection reinforced to reduce breakage near the hook, DeWalt states.