Best Chalk Line UK Reviews

Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best chalk lines that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace. These can also be referred to as a chalk reel or a chalk box.

It is simply a reel of string housed inside a box. The box is filled with chalk powder. If you look at the image below you will notice that one end of the string has a hook on it.

This is attached to one end of the line that you want to mark.

You then roll out the string to the other end of the line making sure it doesn't touch the wall. You then put the string at the second mark against the wall, keeping it tight, and then using a finger snap it so as it creates a clear chalk line on the wall.

The cases are either made from plastic or metal, and they will have a handle so as you can easily rewind the string. These can also be used as a vertical plumb bob. I have used one of these many many times and they are a really handy gadget to own.

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Just below you will see our top 5 list of the best chalk lines. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Stanley 333350-STX Fat Max Chalk Line set

Best Chalk Lines by Buyer Rating

The top 5 are as follows:

Rank

Product

Satisfaction

1

Stanley 333350-STX Fat Max Chalk Line set

90%

2

Stanley STA047443 Chalk Line 30m Chalk and Level

90%

3

Rolson Chalk Line Set

86%

4

OX Trade Heavy Duty Line Reel Chalk

84%

5

Irwin Strait-Line Classic Chalk Reel

82%

Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.

No 1 - Stanley 333350-STX Fat Max Chalk Line set Summary Review

  • 90% customer satisfaction with 70% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
  • Comes with 30m of chalk line string
  • High impact ABS case for durability
  • 3:1 gearing ratio for quick wind up
  • Stainless steel hook for added durability and rust prevention
  • You get 4oz blue chalk refill and a line level with it too

No 2 - Stanley STA047443 Chalk Line 30m Chalk and Level Summary Review

  • 90% Customer Satisfaction
  • For 30 m string
  • High impact ABS case for durability
  • Stainless steel hook for added durability and rust prevention
  • You get 4oz blue chalk refill and a line level with it too
  • Just a cheaper, lighter version of the Fat Max model
  • More of a DIY model

No 3 - Rolson Chalk Line Set Summary Review

  • 86% buyer satisfaction rating
  • Lightweight 15 meter chalk line reel
  • Used for marking and attaining levels
  • Manufactured from durable plastic
  • Neat fold away reel handle
  • Supplied with 4oz/13g clearly visible blue chalk, and line level
  • Chalk leaks a bit 

No 4 - OX Trade Heavy Duty Line Reel Chalk Summary Review

  • 84% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 30m chalk line reel
  • Cast metal body makes it  rugged and rust-resistant.
  • Stainless steel hook in chalk line string
  • The chalk powder can be replenished once its over and is easily Reusable
  • No chalk comes with this product

No 5 - Irwin Strait-Line Classic Chalk Reel Summary Review

  • 82% buyer satisfaction rating
  • 30M chalk line
  • Wide door for easy filling
  • Can do 5 or 6 strikes per pull
  • Nice Aluminium constuction thats strong and wont rust
  • Is lockable and never seems to tangle

Buying Tips

Firstly, buy a model that comes with chalk or at least check if you need to buy chalk at the same time. I find that a tool like this can lie at the bottom of your toolbox for months, so I prefer not to buy a cheap version of this type of tool.

You might be tempted to buy the cheaper Stanley model but if you do, get some cotton wool and wrap it up if its going in your tool box.

You could easily keep it safe in a nice drawer and it will last forever but far better to go for a good robust model that you don't have to worry about breaking.

Apart from that they all do the same job. They are just a bit of string, in a neat holder, that can make a chalk line. I think £15 is plenty to pay for a tool like this and I avoid the cheap ones.

Using a Chalk Line

If this is not the measuring tool for you, then why not check out our information on all the measuring tools that are available by clicking here.

Hopefully you have found this information on chalk lines useful.

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