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Johnson Level & Tool
2.08 ounces
4 x 5 x 9 inches
No
9.6
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Buyer's Reviews 530

I work with a volunteer group that builds wheelchair ramps; we set up a lot of 4x4 columns, which is a perfect tool. The two bubbles allow you to check the sag in both directions without moving the tool. So it's much better than moving back and forth at the standard level! After the first job, others bought them, so we often use a couple at a time. I haven't used the level of the third bubble yet, the only reason is that the rubber band minus the fifth star looks like it's going to fail; so far, it's been used 20-30 times. I'll find the right size and keep some in my toolbox; maybe MFR should include at least one spare in the package, or use a stronger band.

Johnson Level & Tool
0.32 ounces
0.62 x 1.5 x 9 inches
No
9.2
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Buyer's Reviews 884

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Klein Tools
4.9 ounces
2.36 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches
1
9.1
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Buyer's Reviews 101

I bought this digital goniometer for use as a level or goniometer. I have visual impairment, so easy to read the display is very important to me. I'm not disappointed with the show. This angle detector is very easy to use and seems to be accurate. My only suggestion is to add some kind of audio indicator at 00:00.

Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co.,LTD.
2.05 pounds
26.18 x 2.17 x 2.56 inches
No
8.8
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Buyer's Reviews 489

I wanted to buy a Milwaukee set, like this, but it was more money than I wanted to spend on tools for my project. I decided to use this instead. When I arrived, I stacked the levels to see if there were any problems. My line is great. The suitcase I'm not sure about. No one really talks about it, so I look forward to some garbage. No, no. I was impressed by its quality and material. Much better than I expected. The level is made of aluminum, so they have a good solid feeling in your hand. They have strong bumpers at both ends and don't feel cheap. All in all, I'm very impressed with the way this is used at home. If I were in the construction industry, I would emerge for famous brands. But I don't see any harm in using it at home.

12 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches
1.58 ounces
TACKLIFE
No
8.5
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Buyer's Reviews 346

Tacklife customer Service contacted me and helped me with the level change the next day. There is no problem with this one if the original one. Customer service and help is first-class! Nice level, but buy a better one. I once hung a curtain rod in my living room with this. Accuracy is good, horizontal work (I mean, come on, this is a level). But I put it on the sofa, and it fell from that low level to my hardwood, and the magnet was loose and no longer working. It's just rattling there, and magnets are useless now. I've bought it from Tacklife in the past, and it works better. It's just my experience.

DOWELL
3.2 ounces
8.6 x 1.6 x 0.5 inches
No
8.4
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Buyer's Reviews 270

This level is small enough to work with some of the smallest things to ensure that they are horizontal, it is lightweight horizontal, vertical and 45 degrees of use.

2.1 x 7.1 x 1.6 inches ; 0.32 ounces
8.1
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Buyer's Reviews 1331

After reading some comments about how the bubbles on the leveling kit were not "calibrated" or properly leveled from the factory, I hesitated to order them, but I didn't want to spend more than $40 on the Wheeler professional leveling kit, so I bought a $17 kit. At first, I was really disappointed with the tool with the magnet because it wasn't flush with my rifle, but then I found out I didn't install it correctly. Once the bug is fixed, I can level my range.

GE Lighting
8.8 ounces
0.98 x 4.53 x 9 inches
No
7.4
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Buyer's Reviews 1574

Okay, so after buying two of these torpedo levels and using them every day in the plumbing industry, I decided to buy a third level for my colleagues. I bought the first one myself, and the second one for my boss, who liked my old one very much. The lights work well. I can't believe how convenient it is. It seams. I always crawl in the dark basement. In any case, we use them every day and are discarded several times. Both magnets are still working, and so far none of them has fallen off. I have my about 6 months, and it is really used five or six days a week. Others say the magnet will fall off. This may be true, it is a cheap level, and it is made in China. So far, I have no problem with magnets or horizontal lighting. In addition, there are complaints that the lights were accidentally turned on and damaged the battery. The light on the level stays for a short time of about 30 seconds, and then turns off. So far, I haven't had any problems, however, the batteries that came with the level didn't last long. This is not a problem to complain about at this level of price. AAA batteries can be easily replaced, and power cells often use light mode for a long time. It's all around the size level. If I had a problem with the first two, I wouldn't buy a third. And the magnet is strong. Others complain about this. The only more magnetic level I've ever seen is the Lenox level. I've been using it for years, and I love it, but the 45 °level broke after the fall.

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Hopkins Towing Solutions
Hopkins Towing Solution
Hopkins Towing Solutions
03926
0.64 ounces
7.3
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Buyer's Reviews 47

It worked very well. I put it in front of my TV, so when I pull it out and rotate it, I can make sure it's horizontal. The only thing you have to do is make sure you put this level on everything you do with it.

CRAFTSMAN
1.35 pounds
24.75 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches
24-Inch
6.9
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Buyer's Reviews 232

I used this level to balance my billiard table, and it obviously worked. If it can balance a billiard table with this level, then it can flatten anything. It also feels strong, so I think it will last for a long time, and the price is similar to what I expected. I will certainly recommend this level to my friends according to my own usage.

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Manufacturer Johnson Level & Tool Johnson Level & Tool Klein Tools Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co.,LTD. TACKLIFE DOWELL - GE Lighting Hopkins Towing Solution CRAFTSMAN
Item Weight 2.08 ounces 0.32 ounces 4.9 ounces 2.05 pounds 1.58 ounces 3.2 ounces - 8.8 ounces 0.64 ounces 1.35 pounds
Product Dimensions 4 x 5 x 9 inches 0.62 x 1.5 x 9 inches 2.36 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches 26.18 x 2.17 x 2.56 inches 12 x 1.9 x 0.9 inches - 2.1 x 7.1 x 1.6 inches ; 0.32 ounces 0.98 x 4.53 x 9 inches 4.88 x 2.88 x 0.88 inches -
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer - - -
Date First Available January 16, 2007 May 1, 2010 November 1, 2019 September 2, 2015 - July 20, 2017 - June 24, 2009 August 16, 2013 April 30, 2019
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Price $5.98 $6.48 $29.97 $19.86 $14.97 $6.99 $17.74 $17.94 $9.89 $19.79
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Best Levels Buying Guide

Fredrick Kidd
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Plumbs and levels are essential to many “Do-it-yourself” or DIY home improvement projects. There are many types of levels available on the market – i.e. from plumb bobs to laser levels – therefore, you need to choose the right type of tool for your specific job.

In this buying, we will tell you how to buy the best level for your carpentry or any other work. Read on!

Type of work

First and foremost, you need to decide what type of work you are going to perform and for that work, what type of level would you need. In particular, the length is important if you are working with the paver project, lumber, or drywall. It is because a long level will give you a better and precise measurement.

There are many levels, which can perform double duty both as a straight edge and ruler. Some levels are magnetic, which allows for hands-free operations. You can use these types of levels on any metal surface. There are some models, which feature lights – thus allowing for reliability in low-light areas.

Types of levels

The first type of level you would find is the cross-check level. It is a small tool, which you can use to check vertical and horizontal at the same time.

Digital level, on the other hand, uses batteries to display measurements in degrees, inches, feet, and percentages.

Another type of level is the laser, which can be used to find plumb, level, and distance. A line level is specifically designed for attaching to the cord of the mason or other strings in order to determine the string’s level over a distance.

Moreover, a plumb bob is not a conventional level that comes with liquid-filled vials. In fact, it is a tool, which uses gravity for finding the plumb. Typically, you can use this type of level to align wallpaper or locate posts.

A post level – on the other hand – can find level and plum simultaneously. However, it is important that you use it on plum posts, water pipes, flagpoles, decks, and railings.

Water Level

The water level is a length of flexible and clear tubing, which has markers on it. This type of level works on the principle that water existing on both ends of the tube will come to a resting position at the same height.

So, this allows for heights transfers around the deck or room area. A water level is used frequently in the installation process of footings on the decks as well as in hanging dropped ceilings.

Electronic Levels

These types of levels usually have spirit vials, which are used for manual readings and digital displays for accurate and precise measurements. They likewise have percentages and degrees of slopes information, which are helpful for you in installing drain pipes.

When you opt to choose a level, it is important that the edges are free from imperfection such as burrs, which otherwise could lead to inaccurate measurements. At the same time, the levels you are going to buy must have perfectly smooth sides.

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