Model # 908BR

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Empire 8 oz. Brass Plumb Bob


8 oz. Brass Plumb Bob

  • Solid brass plumb bob with lacquered finish to resist corrosion
  • Ties easily to any string or line
  • Extra hardened steel tip included
$8.98 /each

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Product Overview

The Empire 8 oz. Steel Plumb Bob ties easily to string and line and is great for surveyors, excavation contractors and foundation contractors. This solid steel plumb bob features a lacquered finish to resist corrosion.

  • Ideal for lining up points and transferring points
  • Solid brass construction with a lacquered finish to resist corrosion
  • Ties easily to string and line
  • Extra hardened-steel tips available

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8 oz. Brass Plumb Bob is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Carpentry Basics I love my new plumb bob. It is a simple and timeless tool. Keeping it simple!
Date published: 2016-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very helpful for bathroom rebuild Before I received the shower fitting was 3 inches off center now right on
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just plumb good As good as any plumb bob I've used. Nice finish and weight.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for aligning and centering support posts. The first plumb bob was probably made with sinew and a rock, this one works much better. I very quickly was able to find a center point for several porch support posts. The posts were centered and pinned in place while being vertically aligned. I was able to do the job by myself in just a half hour or so. I do not need this tool very often but it is ideal for finding the vertical plain on support posts and for transferring a mark from a top plate to a bottom plate.
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Make it plumb, Bob! I'm tired of hanging a rock on a string and squinting. King Tut's guy had a better plumb bob than I had. If a structure is EXACTLY in-line with gravity, it stays up better. In recent centuries, the spirit (bubble) level has taken much of the work we used to do with plumb bob and square. And now we got lasers. But levels and lasers must be correctly aligned to show true vertical. With a plumb bob on a string, gravity naturally forces the string to Exact Vertical. It really can't go out of alignment. But if you use a rock or old wrench as your weight, you can't transfer a point above onto the floor except approximately. So bob weights are made symmetrical and pointed. If truly symmetrical, the line of the string "hangs" to the point of the weight and you make your mark exactly. The metal lathe makes truly symmetrical shapes easy. So this is Empire's half-pound brass plumb bob. The only "modern innovation" is a replaceable tip (in case you bung-up the sharp end, which you should try to avoid). Does exactly what a plumb bob is supposed to do. 1 year warranty, but what could go wrong? Plumb bobs have been made of everything, but "plumb" really means Lead because it is heavy and easy to work. However Lead is too soft to hold a sharp point. And today we know that Lead is not good for the body. Brass is considerably harder, and prettier, and is a classic plumb bob material. Ironically this product carries one of those over-cautious warnings "Wash hands after use". Brass cuts easier on the lathe if there is a trace of lead in it, so they have to tell you to wash-up. One thing to note: this is just the bob. No string is included. This makes sense, because each worker will prefer a different type and length of string. Cotton for constant handling, nylon to shed mortar, whatever. So be sure you have string before you check-out. It might be a nice gesture if they threw-in a couple yards of starter-string, just so you don't get home with nothing to hang your bob on.
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Can't get the cap off, I'm sure I'm not the only one Getting the cap off, do I use a knife, do I torch it to loosen it, do I use pliers and mark it up
Date published: 2015-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect "Tool" for the Job The brass plumb bob was the perfect tool for getting a center measurement
Date published: 2015-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plumb Bob Fits in your pocket and is very easy to set up for use.
Date published: 2015-10-17
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