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This chalk line has a tough metal handle, but a plastic case. The Bostich model that costs about the same ($10) has all metal construction, making it more likely to survive a fall off of a roof.
This model is geared to wind fast, so it's ideal for bigger projects. I'm not a fan of the chalk cap either, it's very tight and is kind of a pain to open.
If this is the one i am thinking, its an all metal case. its a good beat around chalk box. it gets clogged with chalk at the tip, and the line is a little week. dont ever let it get wet cause it never dries and it ruins the chalk inside.
i havent used mine since i got the Tajima
It works well untill you break the string. You cannot re-thread the string through the cap.
I would love to meet the #%*&!)#!! who thought that this was a winner of a design for contractors.
First time i ever broke a string on the job, i thought "ill just re-thread it and be on my way".
After 20 min of trying to find a way to do it, it took its last flight to the scrap pile.
I am a tool freak. I try every new hand tool. The best chalkline I have found so far is the TAJIMA Chalk-Rite™ II GearDrive Extra Bold
It pops a 1mm thick, bold line that is very easy for everyone to see.