AdirPro Cube 360 Self Levelling Cross Line Laser Level - $110 at amazon prime Bosch GLL 2 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level with Mount - $67 at amazon prime Bosch GLL2-40 Self-Level Cross Line Laser - $124 at amazon prime Bosch GLL 2-15 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Kit - $145 at amazon prime DEWALT DW083K 3-Beam Laser Pointer - $131 at amazon prime DEWALT DW088K Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser - $143.10 at amazon prime DEWALT DW089K Self-Leveling 3-Beam Line Laser - $278 at amazon prime HAMMERHEAD_HLCL01_Compact Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser - $50 at amazon prime Johnson Level & Tool 40-0922 Rotary Laser - $65.17 at amazon prime Johnson Level and Tool 40-0912 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level - $96 at amazon prime Johnson Level and Tool 40-6502 Manual-Leveling Rotary Laser Level - $153 at amazon prime Makita SK104Z Self-Leveling Horizontal/Vertical Cross-Line Laser - $180 at amazon prime
Johnson Level and Tool 40-0921 Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser Level Kit
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A transit level is an optical instrument, or a telescope, complete with a built-in spirit level that is mounted on a tripod. Transit levels are used mainly for surveying and building, but they can be used to determine the relative position of lines and objects as well. Transit levels are very precise. They are used to establish a reference line, but they are also used to provide readings of angles in precise measurements.
$217.50 on Amazon Prime Bosch GOL26 26X Automatic Optical Level
DEWALT Self-Leveling Cross Line Lasers
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DEWALT DW0892 Line Laser Detector. This tool is compatible with: DW088K, DW089K, DW0811, DW0822, DW0851
Line laser detectors
- DEWALT DW0892 Line Laser Detector $68 at amazon prime
- CST/berger 77-213 LLD1 Pulsing Laser Line Detector $70 at amazon prime
- JOHNSON AccuLine Pro 40-6700 One-Sided Laser Detector - $90 at amazon prime
- Johnson Level and Tool 40-6705 Rotary Detector with Clamp $78.14 at amazon prime
- Johnson Level 40-6715 Detector universal red $130 at amazon
- Johnson Level and Tool 40-6715 Two-Sided Laser Detector
- JOHNSON AccuLine Pro 40-6700 One-Sided Laser Detector
- Bosch LR2 Line Laser Detector for Pulse Lasers
- Pacific Laser Systems PLS-SLD Laser Detector, PLS-60533
- Leica RVL100 Receiver LINO Laser Receiver for Use with Line Lasers
- AdirPro LD-6 Universal Line Laser Detector with Rod Clamp
DEWALT DW0892 Line Laser Detector
Compatible with DW088K, DW089K, DW0811, DW0822, DW0851
Compatible with other manufacturers?
Carry case? ft-inches, decimal ft?
Johnson Level and Tool 40-6862 8-Foot Grade Rod with Case $37 at amazon prime
Johnson Level and Tool 40-6310 13-Foot Grade Rod
Johnson Level & Tool 40-6320 16-Foot Aluminum Grade Rod
Bosch GR16 16-Feet Aluminum Grade Rod
AdirPro 9-Foot Aluminum Grade Rod - 10ths
CST/berger 06-808C Aluminum 8-Foot Telescoping Rod in Feet, Inches, and Eighths
Doran Scales Mechanical Height Rod Stadiometer
DEWALT DW0737 Heavy-Duty Tripod
Bosch BT170 Alum Heavy Duty Quick Clamp Tripod
Johnson Level and Tool 40-6350 Universal Tripod Kit includes rod - $113 at amazon prime
long level / straight edge
Wed Jun 1 - Probably go with a 72 - 80 inch i-beam level
Stanley 43-679 78-Inch
$83 - Stanley FMHT42407 FatMax Magnetic Premium Box Beam Level, 78”
FMHT42407 - 78 in Magnetic FatMax® Premium Box Beam
The 78” Magnetic FatMax®® Premium Box Beam features a magnified center block vial for easy readability. This premium level offers block plumb vials for accuracy of 0.0005”/in., with an enlarged vial housing for bright lit vials. The removable end caps allow for flush and accurate markings when precision counts.
Features & Benefits
- Magnified Center Block Vial for easy readability
- Removable End Cap for flush and accurate markings
- MaxEdge™Bridged Center Vial for continuous marking surface and durability
Kapro 150–81–72 http://www.shopkapro.com/catalogue/product/328
Stabila 37472 72” Type 196 Level
Stabila 37478 78” Type 196 Level
$40 - Stanley FatMax 43-572 72-Inch Non-Magnetic Level
$57 - Stanley 43-679 78-Inch FatMax Xtreme Box Beam Level http://www.stanleytools.com/en-us/products/hand-tools/levels/box-beam/78-in-magnetic-fatmaxreg-premium-box-beam/fmht42407
$83 - Stanley FMHT42407 FatMax Magnetic Premium Box Beam Level, 78” https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-FMHT42407-FatMax-Magnetic-Premium/dp/B012I66AZW
Empire e70.72 72’’ Level
Empire em71.78 78’’ Magnetic Level
Stabila 37496 96” $225 vs Empire e70.96 96” $135
The Empire True Blue levels are my favorite. It is also nice that they cost much less than Stabila, and have a Lifetime warranty
I’ve had several Stabila and Empire levels and they are all still accurate after a decade or more… so I have not seen any difference except price and color. Just my experience.
They don’t get much abuse in my work.
The new Empires seem well made. I’ve had the True Blue for just a couple of years, no problems so far. I like the vials better than Stabila.
I know how strong the loyalty to Stabila is though (and for good reason).
As I was working today and had several different levels out, I thought this would make for a lively discussion.
By the way, Empire invented the torpedo level and is based in WI… they probably have more of a following here in the Midwest. Warren - Oh boy Bass its on now. I have framed for 25 years and no level comes close to matching the stabila. I have had them for the last 10 years and they still read true. Probably had 1/2 dozen others, empire, johnson etc. Maybe for you trim guys who dont have to worry bout weather,mud,drops,etc others may be close but to us framers its not even a debate.
I have a 6’ a 4’ and a 2’ Empire blue. Loved them for about 6 months, then they started reading differently. Now I’m back with Stabila for good
It’s hard to buy a level at the store that’s true! Half the ones on the rack are out of calibration before you even bring them home - check it out for yourself. Stabila all the way no question best levels you can buy and worth every penny.
graham j -
This may be heresy, but have you gentlemen used any of the Stanley FatMax Extreme levels? We as a company have about four, I think, and they seem to have an accuracy warranty that is at least equal to the Stabila, and they have a lifetime warranty as well. We also have a couple of 5’ Stabilas around the job. Had a sweet 6’ stabila, but it has not showed up for work for about 18 months. No idea where it walked off to.
I have both, so I am wondering what you all think?
$135 at amazon Empire Level E70.96 True Blue Professional Box level
- e70.24 24'' Level
- e70.32 32'' Level
- e70.48 48'' Level
- e70.72 72'' Level $87
- e70.96 96'' Level
Empire em71 SERIES MAGNETIC LEVEL
- em71.24 24'' Magnetic Level
- em71.48 48'' Magnetic Level
- em71.78 78'' Magnetic Level
- em71.96 96'' Magnetic Level
- em71jamb 78'' & 32'' Magnetic Levels-Jamb Set
Stabila Heavy Duty Level Type 196
Extra-rigid rectangular aluminum profile with reinforcing ribs / Two milled measuring surfaces on levels to 72” / Suitable for overhead (vial down) measurement / Removable shock-absorbing end caps with anti-slip wall grips
- 37432 32" Type 196 Level
- 37436 36" Type 196 Level
- 37448 48" Type 196 Level
- 37459 59" Type 196 Level
- 37472 72" Type 196 Level
- 37478 78" Type 196 Level
- 37524 59"/24" Type 196 Level Set
- 37532 78"/32" Type 196 Jamber Set
- 37496 96" Type 96 Level $225
- $12.50 at amazon prime - Kapro 150-81-24 24" I-Beam
- $13 - Kapro 150-81-36 36" I-Beam
- $22.50 - Kapro 150-81-48 48" I-Beam
- $59 at amazon - Kapro 150-81-72 72" I-Beam Level
- $30 - Stanley FatMax 43-548 48-Inch Non-Magnetic Level
- $40 - Stanley FatMax 43-572 72-Inch Non-Magnetic Level
- $57 - Stanley 43-679 78-Inch FatMax Xtreme Box Beam Level