|Item Weight||1.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||12.7 x 9.2 x 4.7 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||CR201R-0|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Tajima CR201R-0 CHALK-RITE Gear Drive Chalk Snap-line
|Price:||$27.98 & FREE Shipping|
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- Contractor-grade chalk snap-line with 82 ft.of premium-grade braided line
- Smooth gear-drive winding, up to 3 times faster than standard snap-lines
- Compact, fits comfortably in the palm of your hand yet holds up to 1.6 oz. of chalk
- Durable, heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum case with folding crank
- Positive gear-lock line hold, automatically releases during rewind
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Contractor-grade chalk snap-line w/100' (30M) ultra thin premium-grade braided line. Smooth gear-drive winding, up to 3 times faster than standard snap-lines. Compact, fits comfortably in palm of hand yet holds up to 1.6 oz. (45 g) of chalk. Durable, heavy-gauge die-cast aluminum case sealed with an elastomer gasket. Positive gear-lock line hold, automatically releases during rewind. Also features an folding crank, easy-fill spout, and a tool to facilitate line replacement. Includes 1.4 oz. black chalk. Use Tajima snap-line chalk PLC2-W300, PLC2-B300, PLC2-R300, PLC2-Y300.
From the Manufacturer
CHALK-RITE Gear Drive, is a professional fast wind die-cast aluminum chalk snap-line. Compact and extremely durable die-cast aluminum chalk snap-line that winds up to 3 times faster than standard snap-lines. With 82 feet of premium-grade nylon braided snap line, folding rewind crank and a positive gear-lock line hold.
Top Customer Reviews
Although it's quite a price hike compared to the 'usual' chalk lines, this is NOT your usual chalk box. Here's some of the features that distinguish it from the others:
The braided nylon line is the number one feature that sets this box apart from the others. No more fraying cotton line that loses its ability to hold chalk over extended use, or jams up in the box. The nylon line keeps its shape much, much longer then cotton line. This means consistent thin, sharp lines. I noticed a couple of people have pointed out that the line doesn't hold as much chalk as cotton lines... this is true if you compare new units. The Tajima line will hold enough for about 4-5 good, visible snaps, while the cotton could probably go to about 7-8. However, after about three to four months of use, cotton lines wear out and they're usually only good for 3-4 good snaps. I've had this unit for 7 months now and it's STILL giving me 4-5 good snaps with the same quality.
The 'Positive gear-lock line hold' is a switch that you can quickly flip with your thumb to lock the line in place. No more having to either hold the handle in place, or flip it over to lock the line. A quick flip of the switch and you're locked. Start retracting, and the switch automatically disengages. Very convenient.
The 'gear-drive winding' is extremely nice to have... very smooth and very fast retracting. Other chalk lines don't even come close.
Also, the Tajima chalk line has a gasket around the seam and an o-ring around the string... there is NO chalk leakage while sitting in your pocket.
The only feature I don't like is the anchor... it's about 1-1/2" long, so if you're snapping a line to cut, you have a 1-1/2" gap at the end, compared to about 3/4" for the other chalk lines. Also, since the anchor is wider at the end, marking for angled cuts can be a problem. The anchor tends to sit squarely on the edge rather then at an angle when needed. This certainly isn't a severe problem for me, but it is something I've noticed and wish would be changed.
Is the cost warranted? For me, absolutely. After seven months of absolutely flawless use, it's still working like new. The guys who I worked with who've borrowed it love it and plan to buy one themselves. Use one and you're hooked. I'd never go back.