Tools and Equipment
Stanley STHT47147 chalk reel snaps over 50 lines before refill
By Anthony Capkun
April 29, 2013 – Stanley introduced its new 30-ft compact chalk reel (STHT47147) that, according to Canadian hand tools product manager Louise Fair, is 70% smaller “than our base model and still snaps more than 50 clean, accurate lines before needing a refill”. The chalk reel is made out of a high-impact ABS case with over-moulded soft grips for comfort. Rewinding is 3X faster than Stanley’s base model, says the company, and the tool features a side-open door for quick refills and a belt clip. The braided line lends strength and accuracy to product performance, adds Stanley. Available at mass retailers, home centres, hardware stores and online retailers, the product is expected to sell for about $6.99 and $8.99 (in a complete kit with chalk).