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Old 04-27-2015, 06:16 AM   #1
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I'd like to get a chalk line with a finer line than a typical stock string line. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-27-2015, 06:19 AM   #2
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Yup, Tajima. Just got one, it's nice.

Search CT on google for Tajima chalk line and quite a few good threads will show up.
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Put this in your chalk box. Snaps about a 0.05 mm line.

http://www.amazon.com/100LB-Dyneema-...0136811&sr=1-7

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Braided fishing line, as above.
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I ordered 2 of the tajimas off amazon...somehow a couple chalk lines turned into $500 of stuff...hate when that happens.
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...hate when that happens.
No you don't.
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somehow a couple chalk lines turned into $500 of stuff
http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
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I ordered 2 of the tajimas off amazon...somehow a couple chalk lines turned into $500 of stuff...hate when that happens.
I wait until I need $500.00 worth of stuff, then I don't feel so bad about spending $1000.00.

You did get a Tajima dripless caulk gun??? If not you should have.

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Its not impulse buying, I was just "catching up" on purchases...
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I ordered 2 of the tajimas off amazon...somehow a couple chalk lines turned into $500 of stuff...hate when that happens.
I always use the excuse that's its for work if I don't have the tools to do the job right I won't have my job. but in all reality I really could get by without it. but what the hell

Also how well does the chaulk stay on the fishing line?

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I wait until I need $500.00 worth of stuff, then I don't feel so bad about spending $1000.00.



You did get a Tajima dripless caulk gun??? If not you should have.



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We have 3 of them now. I love those guns.
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If you want a real fine line you want the blue tajima. I have had the red and black ones and the snap a real nice line just a little thicker. Better tha anything else I have seen.
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If you want a real fine line you want the blue tajima. I have had the red and black ones and the snap a real nice line just a little thicker. Better tha anything else I have seen.
Good that's what I got. Two of them, one for blue chalk, one for white.
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I always use the excuse that's its for work if I don't have the tools to do the job right I won't have my job. but in all reality I really could get by without it. but what the hell

Also how well does the chaulk stay on the fishing line?
Stays on the braided line really well.

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Stays on the braided line really well.

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still thick enough for framing?
those tajimas are damn near invisible on osb
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still thick enough for framing?
those tajimas are damn near invisible on osb
I would certainly disagree. Been using nothing but Tajima for the past two years and never had a problem seeing it on OSB.
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Use the red Tajima for framing.

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I would certainly disagree. Been using nothing but Tajima for the past two years and never had a problem seeing it on OSB.
maybe its the standard chalk I put in it
also could be my failing eyesight
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maybe its the standard chalk I put in it
also could be my failing eyesight
There's also a 10% chance you are color blind. I didn't know it until I tried to see the numbers in those circles full of colored dots.
http://www.colour-blindness.com/colo...r-test-plates/

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