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chalk line





chalk line
A piece of string or cord that is coated with chalk. The line is stretched tightly between two points and then snapped to release a chalky line omto the surface. A piece of string rubbed with chalk can be used for the odd occasion. But for frequent use, a mechanical self-chalking line is much more convenient.

A mechanical self-chalking line is a metal box containing a line on a reel. The box is filled with colored chalk powder. The line is automatically chalked each time it is pulled out of the box. Some models have a point on the end of the box so it can also be used as a plumb bob.


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