Take your chalkline into the 20th century – not quite the 21st, it's just ink

I don’t know how many of you guys out there have to use chalklines very often, or indeed how many Crunchers have ever even touched one. Personally, I like the idea of chalklines but never get a chance to use them (I have a nice little toolset, though). I think it’s the little puff of chalk when I snap the line that gets me so excited. Unfortunately, that puff leads to a slightly fuzzy line sometimes, so Tajima Tools has taken it upon itself to reinvent the wheel here and replace the chalk with ink.

The line is braided nylon instead of string, which should make it pretty durable, and the ink comes in several colors (red is included). To be perfectly honest, I don’t think there was a pressing need to reduce the width of chalk lines, but this may tickle somebody’s fancy. $20 isn’t a big investment, anyhow. [via Toolmonger]