Marxman Chalk Non-Permanent DIY Marking Tool £4.62 (Prime) / £8.61 (non Prime) at Amazon
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Marxman Chalk Non-Permanent DIY Marking Tool £4.62 (Prime) / £8.61 (non Prime) at Amazon

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Found 9th Feb
This is an essential for any DIY jobs, I’ve lost count of the number of times I have tried to mark walls with a pencil. This is makes it a million times easier. This was also featured on Dragons Den recently.

£4.62 at Amazon with free prime delivery. Considerably cheaper than Screwfix & wicks (£7.99)
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Didn't think I needed it, then read the review....


What can I possibly say about this remarkable device?

Well, for years I have followed the traditional route when fitting shelves or attaching battens to walls. You drill a hole, offer the batten to the wall and ensure it is level and then you fiddle with an old screw pushed through the hole or a pencil with a very long and fragile lead hoping it won't snap before leaving its vital mark.

It's all the more frustrating when, after marking any number of points you remove the batten only to discover most of them are invisible due to the wall surface which in the case of pebbledash resists almost all attempts to leave a clear and accurate mark for subsequent drilling.

Then I discovered the Marxman Marx!

Having drilled your holes in the batten and ensured it is in the correct position on the wall you just offer the conical tip of the marxman to the hole and, rather like an inhaler in principle, you give a little extra press. You do this for each and every hole and, when the batten is removed you see a series of accurately placed fluorescent green dots precisely aligned with the holes in your batten. You just drill on the green spot!
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Nice find, I think I need one of these in my life!
Thanks op!! Cheapest they've been according to 3 camels. I had completely forgotten about this tool since I saw it on dragons den. Thought it looked great and have done jobs recently that this would have been useful for.
Edited by: "mman2005" 9th Feb
I've seen this somewhere but can't recollect where. At the time I thought good idea but too expensive but at this price I might take a punt and use it wisely. I know I won't be able to resist trying it before I need it. I just hope it doesn't wander off into my 10 year olds toolbox filled with screwfix deals.

Reviews are real
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Edited by: "nougat" 9th Feb
Thanks for posting. Ordered.

Have some heat !
"I've lost count of the number of times . . . " Perhaps you could have made a tally chart? What with having the pencil in your hand and all?
Thanks was going to buy one last year but totally forgot then needed to mark a hole and had to use a ball point pen refill instead but wasn't great
I didn't know I needed one of these in my life, but I've got one now! Cheers op
Really useful little device. A must for any DIYer
nougat12 h, 10 m ago

I've seen this somewhere but can't recollect where. At the time I thought …I've seen this somewhere but can't recollect where. At the time I thought good idea but too expensive but at this price I might take a punt and use it wisely. I know I won't be able to resist trying it before I need it. I just hope it doesn't wander off into my 10 year olds toolbox filled with screwfix deals.Reviews are real[Image]



Im sure this was on Dragons den a few years back. I think Deborah and Duncan invested in it, but maybe wrong
The deep one might be a good idea for deep holes where little marks are hard to see (like outside when marking for fixing M12 coach bolts through 100 mm fence posts to 150x50mm carcassing timber for a deck frame, or on exterior masonry where other things won't leave a mark) but for up to ~50 mm on indoor walls just use an automatic centre punch or a carpenter's awl?! Really shallow holes on anything use a sharpie. Ordered a deep one off eBay for £4.99 so thanks for making me aware of these

Rolson 26289 Automatic Centre Punch amazon.co.uk/dp/…80H

Draper 76481 Expert Carpenters Awl amazon.co.uk/dp/…8F2
Edited by: "jazzist" 15th Feb
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