Milwaukee has quietly come out with new Inkzall large and extra large chisel tip markers.
The new markers are designed to create bolder markings that are more visible from a distance, crossing out previous markings, and making labels.
They’re clog-resistant and quick-drying with a 72 hour cap-off life.
Both large and extra large chisel tip Inkzall marker styles are available in black, blue, and red colors.
Milwaukee says that their Inkzall markers can write on dusty, wet, and oily surfaces.
They’re all sold individually. You can also buy the large chisel tip black markers in a 3-pack.
Milwaukee Inkzall Large Chisel Tip Markers
- Black: 48-22-3255, 3-pack: 48-22-3250
- Blue: 48-22-3257
- Red: 48-22-3256
Milwaukee Inkzall Extra Large Chisel Tip Markers
- Black: 48-22-3265, bulk packaging: 48-22-3260
- Blue: 48-22-3267
- Red: 48-22-3266
Price: $2.99-$3.49 each
Buy Now(Black Inkzall w/ Large Chisel Tip via Acme Tools)
Buy Now(Black Inkzall w/ Large Chisel Tip 3-pack via Acme Tools)
Buy Now(Black Inkzall w/ Extra Large Chisel Tip via Acme Tools)
Compare(Sharpie Magnum Markers via Amazon)
How do you think these will compare against Sharpie Pro and Magnum permanent markers?
Honestly, I haven’t made up my mind about Milwaukee Inkzall vs. Sharpie yet. Regular Sharpies don’t handle wet, slick, or rough surfaces very well, but they handle “easy” surfaces just as good as Milwaukee’s Inkzall markers.
With respect to fine tip markers in black, a 12-pack of standard Inkzall markers is $10, and a 12-pack of Sharpies is $6.14. I buy a couple of Inkzall markers every now and then at ~$1 each, and Sharpie markers in 12-packs where they come out to be ~50 cents each. But, when you consider Sharpie Industrial markers, which are currently $9.73 for a 12-pack on Amazon, there’s not much of a difference in price. Right now, I’m happy using everyday Sharpies for easy stuff, and Milwaukee Inkzall for tougher marking or labeling tasks.
Sharpie Pro chisel tip markers are currently $14.29 for 12, and like the Inkzall, they’re designed for writing on wet, oily, and rough surfaces.
The price difference isn’t significant when you look at the $5 price for a 3-pack of the large chisel tip Inkzall markers in black, unless you go through a lot of markers. That comes out to be $1.67 per larger Inkzall marker, compared to the regular price of $2.99 for one, vs. $1.19 each if you buy a Sharpie Pro 12-pack at the time of this posting.
If you go through a lot of these larger markers, Sharpie Pro (or Magnum for the large tips) might be more economical. But if you only occasionally use large or XL chisel tip markers, the Inkzall are better values. At the least, their pricing makes it easy to try them out.
For my own use, I’d likely go with the Milwaukee Inkzall for occasional large marker needs. For more frequent needs, Sharpie Pro offers a pricing advantage.
The largest markers – Sharpie Magnum and Milwaukee Inkzall with extra large chisel top – seem to be priced comparatively. The Magnums are locally priced at $3 each, and the Inkzall price is $3.49 online.
I probably won’t try these out any time soon, because I rarely use larger sized markers and my last pack of Sharpies are still going strong. But, I wouldn’t hesitate to give them a try. Milwaukee’s Inkzall markers have proven themselves to be useful and reliable, and I would assume the same to be true about these new larger sized ones.
If you’re a fan of larger chisel tip markers (by Sharpie or another brand), will you try these?
I definitely like the Inkzall markers when doing tile work. With regular Sharpies the line was getting washed away quickly, which is a real pain when making multiple cuts on one tile. The Inkzall says put until you are done, and rubs off with wet cutting residue when you are done. I also swear by the silver ones for any kind of layout work on steel. Plus I liked being able to clip them to a hat brim.
I bought a 4-color set (fine tip) to try. I tired marking several plastic items (polyester, polycarb, acrylic), and the markings were faint and rubbed off easily. I ended going over the markings with a sharpie. I’ll use them to mark wood and such. Once this set is done, I’ll go back to Sharpie.
I have not tried using them wet or leaving the cap off. This might be were they excel, but for normal use, they were disappointing.
I wasn’t real impressed with the regular black and silver ones I tried compared to Sharpies. As a matter of fact, the silver ones dried out quickly.
Tangent comment about ToolGuyd reviews – more pictures of tools in use/detail would be great.
For example these pens, what kind of line do they put down on different materials?
Retractable mechanical pencil – what does it look like open/closed?
Compound action pliers – finish on the hinge, show us the jaws (after cutting through a nail 😉
Cords drills – not so sure, show us what you think makes it special.
I understand a lot of posts are commentary on promotional material, but where you have spent the money or been given a sample, I would like to see what you really experienced.
This is a new tool preview and not a review, but I’ll keep that in mind.
Sometimes I avoid action photos because it greatly interferes with natural testing. Take pliers, for example. I can conduct testing across several tasks or projects over a period of time. If I require action photos but can’t stop everything and extend a 2 minute task to a photo session of at least an hour, involving clean-up, staging, and camera and light setup, I skip the test opportunity and use a personal tool. Now imagine 10 quick tasks at different times. I haven’t figured out a new workflow yet, and I still need to.
These Inkzall markers aren’t out yet. I could request a sample, or buy one if I see them locally, but as mentioned in the post it’s not really “my style.”
Another challenge is that my experience with something like Inkzall markers comes from years of use that is sometimes regular other times more casual. We’ve never had a formal Inkzall marker review. If I were to hold onto commentary until I can do that with a full photo session, I don’t even know when it’d be publishable.