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Old 04-28-2015, 12:09 PM   #21
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You did get a Tajima dripless caulk gun??? If not you should have.



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I don't have a Tajima dripless gun, but I do have a Dripless brand gun. I have moved it to my backup in favor of a Kobalt that keeps consistent pressure on the tube on the recommendation of Super Seal on here. I find it easier to make a nice clean bead because I have a consistent flow of caulk as opposed to it starting and stopping every time I grab/release the trigger.
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Put this in your chalk box. Snaps about a 0.05 mm line.

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What is a good size fishing line for snapping lines on concrete. that's about 90% of what I use a box for
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I find the tajima caulking guns are good for warm weather. Once it's freezing and colder I find them a little too stiff for my liking.
As for their chalk lines I started getting the black plastic jam free ones and they keep going 2+ years later of framing. My red one didn't barely make a year.
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What is a good size fishing line for snapping lines on concrete. that's about 90% of what I use a box for
Depends on how wide of a line you like. Any braided fishing line will work. TNT mentioned the Spyder Wire line, I think I have that in one of my boxes.

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Does that caulking gun actually work well? I always thought it was a gimmick.
Yes, I've used Justins', finally got my own.

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I find the tajima caulking guns are good for warm weather. Once it's freezing and colder I find them a little too stiff for my liking.
As for their chalk lines I started getting the black plastic jam free ones and they keep going 2+ years later of framing. My red one didn't barely make a year.
I'm an old guy, don't work outside when it's freezing.

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For any chalk line the Tajima chalk will give you a better line. It is ground much finer than any other chalk I've seen.

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I tried some old Fireline brand braided fishing line before and it didn't hold the chalk that well. I ended doing what Tom said and loaded up my Irwin's with Tajima chalk and they snap much nicer lines now.
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I tried some old Fireline brand braided fishing line before and it didn't hold the chalk that well. I ended doing what Tom said and loaded up my Irwin's with Tajima chalk and they snap much nicer lines now.
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I tried some old Fireline brand braided fishing line before and it didn't hold the chalk that well. I ended doing what Tom said and loaded up my Irwin's with Tajima chalk and they snap much nicer lines now.
What's different about the tajima chalk, I do metal framing so most of my use is snapping lines on concrete but I still like a bold and semi fine line. and snapping long walls I like to pull it tight and make the apprentices finger bleed, lol
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What's different about the tajima chalk, I do metal framing so most of my use is snapping lines on concrete but I still like a bold and semi fine line. and snapping long walls I like to pull it tight and make the apprentices finger bleed, lol
I think Tajima grinds it much finer than other chalks I have used.

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What's different about the tajima chalk, I do metal framing so most of my use is snapping lines on concrete but I still like a bold and semi fine line. and snapping long walls I like to pull it tight and make the apprentices finger bleed, lol
I have both the chalk, and the snap line dye, if I'm not mistaken.

The chalk seems a little finer, and lighter in color than an Irwin brand.

The dyes snap nice crisp lines, they don't wash away easy, either.

Don't pull a tajima line tooooo tight, it won't snap well. They even mention that on the box.
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The Tajima chalk definitely seems finer than other brands. It's like baby powder and gives a more crisp and bold line.

I've found if I don't overfill it I get much better results . Too much chalk gives a fuzzy and blurry line. If the line seems to be holding too much chalk I give it a light flick before laying it on the mark.
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I have both the chalk, and the snap line dye, if I'm not mistaken.

The chalk seems a little finer, and lighter in color than an Irwin brand.

The dyes snap nice crisp lines, they don't wash away easy, either.

Don't pull a tajima line tooooo tight, it won't snap well. They even mention that on the box.
What's the reason you can't pull it tight. I guess a thinner line wouldn't need to be pulled as tight as regular line,huh?
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What's the reason you can't pull it tight. I guess a thinner line wouldn't need to be pulled as tight as regular line,huh?
Squeezes the braiding together, so it loses chalk.
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still thick enough for framing?

those tajimas are damn near invisible on osb

Use black masons chalk......it's like a fine tipped sharpie line.
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The caulk tube at the end would be to heavy for me.

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