What is a plumb bob?
The Plumb bob or plummet is a weight, that usually has a pointed tip at the bottom that is suspended from a string and can be used as a vertical reference line also known as the plumb line. Some plumb bobs have metric measurements on them to ensure with a more accurate measurement. To use the tool, the string is fixed at the point to be plumbed or measured. The weight, or bob, is then allowed to swing freely. When the bob stops, the point of the bob is precisely below the point at which the string is fixed above. Once it is hung and still, the top and bottom points can be marked and used as guides. HomElectrical carries a wide variety of plumb bobs with different measurements and made from different materials to suit all your needs. Shop our selection today!