Can anyone recommend a good leveler?

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06-16-2010 03:13 PM

I’ve started looking at cabinet levelers. I’m looking for a midrange, easy-to-use model. A solid value. Thanks.

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#1 posted 06-16-2010 03:24 PM

What do you mean by “cabinet leveler”?

I use a laser level to check wall plumbness at the corners, and establish a level line around the room. A few measurements with a tape show me the high spots in the floor and low spots in the ceiling. When I know those, I can establish my level lines for both upper and base cabs.

The whole process takes about 15 – 30 minutes and I’m ready to start hanging the uppers.

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#2 posted 06-16-2010 03:26 PM

I mean the hardware for the bottom of the cabinets to compensate for an uneven floor.

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#3 posted 06-16-2010 03:47 PM

No, the metal discs with a nylon bottom that are attached to a threaded rod. These are attached or inserted into the leg, or corners of the cabinet. I am looking for a leg insert model. Most usually have a nut that you can use to move the threaded rod up or down. One is required for each leg or corner. They are used to independently level each leg so that the table surface is level.

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 03:54 PM

If you need a heavy duty one, I used these on my assembly/outfeed table and I was very satisfied. Heavy Duty Leveler

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 04:01 PM

Hafele made the ones I used to use when building kitchen cabinets. I finally came to the realization that it is easier to build a toe kick platform, level it out with shims and attach it to the floor, then put the base cabinets on top of that and attach them to the toe kick and the wall.

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 05:35 PM

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#7 posted 02-11-2014 03:06 AM

I’m a million years late on this response but I recently made a set of heavy duty levelers based on a plan I found on the web. I used (4) x hockey pucks @ $1 each, (4) 3/4” hex head bolts, and some J-B Weld. Drill an 1-1/8” hole in the center of the puck about 3/4” deep. Using the head of the bolt mark the corners of the hex. Chisel out the hex with a 3/8” or 1/2” chisel (takes about a min). Mix up the J-B Weld, butter the head of the bolt with J-B, set the bolt into the puck, and smooth out the excess with a putty knife.

I set a 3/4” UNC union nut into the bench leg and voila.

I thought it looked like a great idea, by the time I was done I couldn’t have been happier. Massive, bulletproof levelers for about $25.

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#8 posted 02-11-2014 04:25 AM

pitch, how about some pix.

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