These are among the best marking tools we've found for the workshop
and job site. Thoughtfully designed, each has an oversize tough
plastic housing that is easy to grip, even when wearing work gloves.
The extra-long protective cap doubles as a convenient holster, and
the toothed clip grips a belt firmly, making it easy to withdraw
the tool one-handed. Made in Germany.
The Pica-Dry® is a sturdy mechanical pencil that accepts 2.8mm leads. It has a sharpening blade built into the cap, and comes with a black 2B lead that makes a dark, easily visible mark on lumber or on smooth, hard surfaces such as tile.
For better contrast on dark surfaces, colored 2B leads are available; black, yellow and red leads are water soluble and can be erased with a damp cloth, and water-resistant leads come in blue, green and white. H-hardness black leads, which yield a finer line, are also available.
The Pica-Ink® indelible pen has a long, slender tip to reach
into confined spots where an ordinary marker would be tricky to
use. A rigid metal sleeve helps protect the tip and prevents it
from marring adjacent surfaces. The sleeve can be retracted, allowing
the tip to be trimmed if the end becomes worn. Available in three
colors, the pen gives a fine 1mm line (removable with alcohol).
The Pica-Visor® marking crayon leaves a smudge- andwater-resistant mark. Especially useful outdoors, it marks on damp or rough materials, as well as hard, smooth surfaces such as metal or tile, and also works well with puncture-prone materials such as vapor barrier. A simple twist-advance mechanism extends the refillable crayon. Available in white, red and blue.