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July 2, 2014
Have you ever started to wind your stringline onto its spool, only to end up with 100 ft. of tangled mess due to the braided nature of the string? I…
December 28, 2012
This slimmed-down chalk reel measures 4 in. long and 2 in. wide, and it’s 2 in. thick at its widest point (the handle)
January 19, 2012
For new carpenters, choosing a tool belt is the first step in being job-site ready. The next step is more difficult: choosing the tools to outfit the belt. In this…
Our crew really likes the Tajima chalk boxes, but at $20 to $30 apiece, they’re pretty pricey. When it comes right down to it, however, what we really like about…
June 6, 2011
Don't let your chalkline slip. Here's a tip for snapping diagonal lines on panels.
January 14, 2009
Kudos to Bob Carli for his clever device for snapping angled chalklines (FHB #192, p. 34). Here’s the way I do it. I replace the line’s hook with a 2-in.-long nail…
November 30, 2007
The Rocket Anchor is designed to capture the metal clip at the end of a chalkline
November 19, 2007
This chalkline from Blackline has 100 ft. of 1-mil braided poly-cotton line that is six times stronger than the standard cotton found in many cheaper chalkline boxes
Rather than using chalk, this tool from Tajima uses quick-drying ink to leave a thin, precise mark
November 16, 2007
This well-built chalkline from Tajima has 100 ft. of tightly braided nylon-poly line that leaves a crisp mark
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