Irwin Tools Easy Fill Chalk Reel

IRWIN® Tools, a manufacturer of chalk reels which have been designed with the end-user in mind for more than 50 years, offers advancements to its STRAIT-LINE® Chalk & Reel line increasing speed, durability and ease-of-use for tradesmen.

The innovations include larger chalk reel openings for increased speed and visibility, best-in-class line strength for fewer breaks, and enhanced usability and ergonomics.

The Easy Fill & Lock Top innovation is a large, 90° locking top available on the MACH6™ Chalk Reel and provides a wide opening for convenience when filling the reel and locks securely to prevent spills.

The wide opening gives added visibility into the reels, reducing user frustration and downtime by providing faster line priming while minimising overfilling – a primary cause of reel jams.

The improved internal access allows users to access the spool to work out line tangles or retrieve broken lines without taking the reel apart.

The MACH6™ also has an open access back panel for quick line changes and cleaning and features a hi-tensile line that is 2.5 times stronger than traditional lines for fewer breaks, a robust steel handle and large center clutch for increased durability and torque, as well as a wide prong hook to provide secure anchoring.

The aluminium bodied MACH6™ has a 6:1 gear ratio, making it 6X faster than traditional chalk reels and is aided by a heavy-duty metal drive gear.

“Our new STRAIT-LINE® range combines the speed, durability and accuracy our users expect from our Chalk & Reel line,” said Lisa Hunter, Sr. Brand Marketing Manager at IRWIN. “For more than 50 years, IRWIN® STRAIT-LINE® has been the trusted brand in marking tools, and this next generation continues this heritage with innovations that let professionals be more productive on the job.”

The new STRAIT-LINE range also includes two additional reel designs to provide more jobsite options.  The Speedline™ PRO, which also has the Easy Fill & Lock Top, features a lightweight ABS housing with a metal faceplate that protects a 3:1 gear ratio, making it 3X faster than traditional chalk reels when winding.  The Classic, made of durable aluminium and including a 70% wider chalk fill opening than the previous model is available with either a 15m (50’) or 30m (100’) abrasion-resistant polyester line that delivers up to six strikes per pull.

To celebrate IRWIN’s innovative range of products that allow tradesmen to do more on the job, the tools manufacturer is giving customers the chance to win some DO MORE prizes when they purchase any IRWIN® product.

Up until June 30th and from participating stockists, customers can be in with a chance of winning IRWIN Impact Double-Ended Bits or a DO MORE experience including rally car driving, hang gliding, tank driving and much more.

For more information on the promotion see here 

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