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Second time around with Tajima chalk lines
on May 1, 2010
I previously owned a similiar Tajima chalk line that was red and I thought it was great.I even bought them for my crew when I was framing houses in California. I lost that red one and when it came time to replace it I of course thought of Tajima. When shopping online for a new one I saw the old red one and this one too. This one was a bit cheaper so I chose it. After using it a couple times I realized it is as good or better than the more expensive red one. Sometimes when I fill a chalk line full of chalk the first several times I use it extra chalk spills out around the area you want your line, (annoying). I filled this one chock full and no extra chalk spillage and the line is thin, neat and crisp. Bottom line this is the best line. It also has a couple little features that are nice. A place to hold the hook, a locking button for the line when you have pulled it out to the extent you want and fast rewind. The line itself is strong and thin and the hook is large and durable. I've never had the line frey and break off the hook like the Stanley versions often do. It's a good tool. I would also recommend using Tajima chalk.