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Review by devann posted 1274 days ago 2343 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a review about a level I’ve been using for the last 15 years or so. The manufacture, called PlumbIt makes several models of aluminum levels that are capable of extending from about four feet to nearly twenty two feet in lentgh. The model I have, closed measures 63” and will extend to 13’ 10”. These are some pretty unique levels because the length of the level can be set anywhere within their operating range with just a sqeeze of the handle. This makes this a level that can be used in a multitude of applications ranging from rough framing to fine finish work. I also use mine for tool setup in the shop. That being said here are some of the Pros and Cons of the tool.
Pros:
The level appears to be well made, I check mine for accruacy from time to time with a 28oz. plumb bob and so far it’s still right on the money. And the ends are made with an offset so a bowed stud isn’t a problem.
In the event of something breaking the parts are easly replaced by the user. I’ve had to replace the ends after finding out that mine is too long for some pickup truck back seats when you close the doors.
Cons:
The level needs more vials. Five of them instead of three would be nice. It has one vial in the center for level and two (one on each end) for plumb. The problem with this arrangment is you cannot see the center vial if you are working by yourself and you’re using the level in an extended fashion. I would like to have a level vial near the ends by the plumb vial.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with




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#1 posted 1273 days ago

That’s cool, but it has been surpassed by laser beams ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 1273 days ago

I don’t use it to set cabinets any more the laser is easyer. It still does things the laser will never do. No power source needed, can be set to specified length an readings taken,(gotta have that for cranky building inspectors when you’re doing stairs), can be used in a room full of other tradesman without the dangers posed with the laser. I still can’t see my laser outside, have to use other means of finding where the laser is pointing.
Top, did shaving that mug of yours reveal the baby smooth skin you’ve been hiding?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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