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Old 03-14-2009, 09:10 PM
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Any construction pro's use this chalk line? Could it be that much better than the cheaper ones?

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No I haven’t' used that one. Although I do have an older extremely good cast aluminum bodied chalk line of similar shape . It is an absolute dream to rewind the line in compared to anything else I own or have ever used.

Would I buy the one in your link for a job site with ten guys using it and tossing it around, no I wouldn't, but for my personal use, yup I would if it is as good as the one I have and I didn't have one.

The one thing I'm not big on with the one you've provided in the link, is it really isn't any good as doubling as a string bob, the end isn't pointy enough. ;?
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Haven't used it either. The thing I hate about chalk lines is their thickness. I like the idea of the thin braided line vs. the typical cotton...

Got to have the 3:1 retrieve, or you stand there winding like an idiot! I usually get a Hanson or Stanley, but I will look into different line. Maybe 8 wt backing would work...
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I hanen't tried this particular tool either, but I can tell you. All the others (Erwin, Stanley, Fat Max, Craftsman etc.) are made for weekend warriors!! By the time you've put enough chalk in them to do any good, the gears arte jammed. I have three broken ones on one job site, all different brands. IMHO these tools aren't made for the rigors of everyday use. If you try one keep us informed. Best of luck Scott
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Originally Posted by rome8899 View Post
I hanen't tried this particular tool either, but I can tell you. All the others (Erwin, Stanley, Fat Max, Craftsman etc.) are made for weekend warriors!! By the time you've put enough chalk in them to do any good, the gears arte jammed. I have three broken ones on one job site, all different brands. IMHO these tools aren't made for the rigors of everyday use. If you try one keep us informed. Best of luck Scott

Exactly. I bought the top off the line fast retrieve Irwin and it lasted 2 days before the line got frayed and jammed. In the garbage it went. The others last longer but if you drop it just right, the handle breaks. Also with the cotton line you waste more chalk than you actually use. This $30 chalk line is starting to look better and better. I have to find someone who has it so I could test drive it.

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Thunder, I use to work for a Jap company and tajima is top notch stuff. I do have that exact chalk box, extremely good for when you're lines need to be thin and dark. I was using the fine chalk by Erwin...***** color. You will never be able to use one of those fat lines after using the tajima. I used it setting machinery which when we set multiple pieces and start somewhere in the middle not much room for error...Dam good box

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