Marking & Layout Tools
Marking Tools allow you to clearly outline where you, or your crew, need to perform tasks like cuts, digs and more. They improve communication and efficiency to avoid mistakes and get your job done on time. Additional accessories, like calculators, help you to arrive at accurate measurements before you begin your project.
Chalk reels, also known simply as straight lines, stretch a chalk-impregnated line of twine across your site. Once it's across, you simply hold it down, snap the line and create a completely straight mark that runs the length of your work space. Marking chalk provides refills for your reels. These chalks come in different colors to provide the best contrast with your work space or to categorize different tasks. A plumb bob provides a straight line, like a chalk, but instead of marking across the ground or floor, a bob uses a weighted string to show a vertical line so you can be certain that something is parallel to or perpendicular with the ground.
For high visibility, you can plant flags around the base of your work area. Flagging tape wraps around small rods that you plant in the ground. You can also get pre-made flags for extra convenience. Like chalk lines, they come in multiple colors for visibility and to define various job-related information, like gas, electrical or other specific utilities in the ground. Make sure that you have accurate measurements before you mark. Tools like radius dividers, gauges and calipers provide exact information for circles, lines and angles so you can work certain of your numbers.
These layout tools are essential if you want precision results. Each one saves countless hours and cash from doing the job over again. Look through our selection today and grab all of the marking implements that you need for your upcoming projects to ensure a professional-level outcome.