Model # 908

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Store SKU #679259

Empire 8 oz. Steel Plumb Bob


8 oz. Steel Plumb Bob

  • Ideal for surveyors, excavation and foundation contractors
  • Solid steel construction with corrosion-resistant finish
  • For use with any string or line
$497 /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.

  • The Empire 908 8 oz. Steel Plumb Bob is great for lining up and transferring points
  • Great for determining the vertical line from the point of suspension to a point on the ground
  • Built with durable plated steel to resist rust
  • Built to be able to quickly attach to string or line
  • Accurately machined with a sharpened steel point
  • Corrosion resistant point for longer life
  • 1 Year Limited Manufacture Warranty

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8 oz. Steel Plumb Bob is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What can I say? It’s a plumb. It’s name is Bob. At least I assume his name is Bob; I hope I haven’t been calling him by the wrong name. But they can’t *all* be named Bob; that would just be weird. Even that guy on Newhart who had 2 brothers named Darrell wasn’t named Darrell... But I digress. Bob is a lovely, sturdy, pointed piece of metal. As you can see from the closeup, he's got a hole on top to thread a cord down into and knot it, so it'll slide back into that notch and he'll be free to hang straight down. It took me a little experimenting to find the right thickness of cord to clear the top hole and channel, but also leave a knot of the right size to both fit back into the channel but not slip back up through the top hole. I'm sure there's cord made just for this purpose, but i ended up using a doubled strand of soft twine and it worked just fine. Now Bob's ready for anything I need to plumb ( or see how out of plumb things are, which can get depressing in an older house :-)
Date published: 2015-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent basic product This is a good basic plumb bob. It's easy to thread the string in -- a threaded cap has a hole in it, thread the string thru the hole, knot the string, screw the cap back onto the product. The flats of hex shape should dampen out the oscillations -- better than a round body -- when using it next to a wall.
Date published: 2015-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great simple plumb bob There's not a whole lot you can say about a plumb bob. I like this one because it has a good sharp drop point and the string always stays centered. It is also nice because you can wrap the string around the body and throw it back in your belt or tool box. If you tried that with one of the pear shaped plumb bobs, the string would unravel and you would have a mess.
Date published: 2015-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use This is an easy to use tool with precision results. The weight keep the plum-bob straight and true. Simply run string through top hole and viola all set to go. This has a space at the top to rool string up on for storage. I recently put fencing up and my results were almost perfect having used this for layout and placement of my post's. Very happy I used this vs. nothing.
Date published: 2015-07-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy I have completed many handyman and carpentry jobs in my home, basement and yard structures and often needed to have a vertical plumb line established. Always made do with a string and something like a small bolt for a weight. The new plumb bob with the center point at the bottom will be nicer for my next project and eliminate some of the guesswork!
Date published: 2015-04-08
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