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Good deal on levels

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by jashton, 7 Dec 2009.

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  2. gregers

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    stabila,stabila,stabila.
    and nothing else ;)
     
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    I'll second stabila,stabila,stabila. They might look nice, they might be good value.... But the last thing you want after building something is to find your level is, well, not level ! I've had my stabila's 10+years.... still spot on... Others have come and gone...
     
  4. how often do you tend to have your levels calibrated? Annually? How much does that cost?
     
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    If you note the position of the bubble and then turn the level round 180 degrees end to end and the bubble is in the same place relatively, does that not indicate that the level is true? [prepared to be disappointed!]
     
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  7. i suppose so but it depends on how accurate you need to be.
    other DIY way is to use a clear hose full of water. Again though, it all depends on how anal you are about accuracy. If you care that much then really you need it to be calibrated and certified
    I use a 6 foot level once in a blue moon so it's not going to get damaged. It's also just as useful as a straight edge as it is as a level. I'm happy with my sub-standard ForgeSteel!
     
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    Forge steel stuff is pretty crappy but if you are only using it once in a while better than nowt.
     
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    Laser level, laser level, laser level :LOL:
     
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    mmmm again i agree with you rf :LOL:
    i have 1 of those black and decker laser levels,they used to sell them in b&q comes with its own protectice stand and is adjustable up to about 4 1/2 ' ive used this to calibrate all of my levels so i know there spot on.
    dont really think its classed as being anal :LOL: just that when i put things up i want them to be right :D
     
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