RevMark reached out a few weeks ago, offering to send over a few markers for testing and review. Sure, I said. Why not give them a whirl?
I was a little hesitant at first, though. They looked… funny, for lack of a better word. A marker with a cap you clip to you belt?
The markers arrived maybe a week ago, and I left them on a workbench.
I had to cut some steel rail to size yesterday, so I pulled out my small metal chop saw, grabbed the steel rail, and then looked for a Milwaukee Inkzall marker. Um… where’s my marker? Where’s the spare?
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Uch, do I need to head inside to find a Sharpie or another Inkzall? I looked around for another few seconds, and my eyes fell on the RevMark. Okay, let’s put them to the test.
I grabbed the red RevMark marker and clipped it to my belt. I went to grab a tape measure and the steel rail. Okay, 60″. I pulled out the pen with one hand, made my marks, and returned it to its cap.
I didn’t appreciate the premise of the RevMark marker until I actually used it. It truly is a quick draw.
You don’t have to clip it to your belt, it can be treated and used the same as any other permanent marker, but I think that’s a great feature that I will certainly take advantage of.
The marker has some nice features, too.
- Wide temperature range, 0° to 110° F
- Durable tip
- Writes on a wide range of surfaces
- 3-day “cap off” period
- Holster clip
- Made in USA
After making the cut, I played around with the marker a little more. I need more use and time before I can formally review it, but my initial use left me quite impressed.
Given what I’ve seen with RevMark markers, I’m ready to buy more. They’re a little pricier than Milwaukee Inkzall markers, common Sharpie markers, and industrial Sharpie markers, but the one-hand convenience was nice. It was effortless, too.
Normally, I need both hands to uncap a marker. I’ve seen some people use their teeth, but I don’t recall a time when I needed to resort to that.
There are 3 color options – blue, red, and black, and 2 tip styles – standard and ultra fine.
Pricing is $4.49 for 2 or $23.99 for 12 from RevMark, with free shipping over $20. You can also buy them at Amazon, but at “higher than I’d pay” pricing. Amazon does have better pricing on a 12-pack of black standard-tip markers ($21 at the time of this post).
Thank you to RevMark for providing the review samples unconditionally.
Here’s their promo video: