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Strait-Line SL6X Chalkline

Irwin Industrial Tool - Strait-Line SL6X Chalkline

This new Irwin chalkline, an improvement over the old Strait-Line box, has a fast-working rewind handle

$11.00 (As of 10/1/2005)

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Editor's Review: New Chalklines for an Age-Old Job

review date: October 1, 2005

This new Irwin chalkline is an improvement over the old Strait-Line box that has been around for 50 years or so. The chalk reservoir opens wide, making refills easy, and the rewind handle retracts the line six times faster (a 6-to-1 gear ratio). A built-in clutch allows the 100-ft. braided line to be pulled out without spinning the handle, and a large pronged hook on the end does a great job of grabbing an edge, a big help when you're snapping lines at odd angles. A lock keeps the line tight during snapping and also comes in handy for using the box as a plumb bob. A design flaw results in chalk sometimes spilling out of the nose of the box. At $11, the SL6X is worth having in your tool kit.

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Irwin Industrial Tool
Manufacturer's Web Site www.irwin.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-464-7946
Weight 1.5 lb.
Dimensions 100 ft.