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Laser Chalk Line

It looks like a tape measure, but it's a lot more high-tech than that

Photo by David Hamsley
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Dozens of tools shoot arrow-straight laser beams that appear as bright-red dots. But the tape-measure-size Strait-Line ($60) projects a laser line on flat or uneven surfaces. This luminous, dead-straight beam, which can be seen over a distance of 30 feet indoors, is a useful guide when installing drywall, laying tile, hanging wallpaper, and doing many other remodeling tasks where you would ordinarily use a chalk line. Built-in anchor pins help to hold the Strait-Line firmly in place on drywall or wood so it can't be bumped out of position.

Where to Find It

American Tool Companies Inc.
Wilmington, OH
888-866-5740
www.strait-line.com
Dozens of tools shoot arrow-straight laser beams that appear as bright-red dots. But the tape-measure-size Strait-Line ($60) projects a laser line on flat or uneven surfaces. This luminous, dead-straight beam, which can be seen over a distance of 30 feet indoors, is a useful guide when installing drywall, laying tile, hanging wallpaper, and doing many other remodeling tasks where you would ordinarily use a chalk line. Built-in anchor pins help to hold the Strait-Line firmly in place on drywall or wood so it can't be bumped out of position.

Where to Find It

American Tool Companies Inc.
Wilmington, OH
888-866-5740
www.strait-line.com
 
 

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