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Forum topic by Marn64 posted 11-18-2016 10:21 PM 781 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-18-2016 10:21 PM

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I got this little gem for 15 dollars at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Its a cast iron Davis Patent M.W. Robinson level. It has a lot of its original japanning, none of the spirit levels are cracked, the plaster holding in the glass is in mint condition. The only flaw is a crack on the top, which I don’t think will be too big a problem, as its not a tool that is under stresses like a hand plane would be.

-- Benjamin, Milwaukee

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#1 posted 11-19-2016 12:00 AM

Very nice level, Benjamin. It looks like someone got a little too aggressive tightening that screw and cracked the casting. Is that a 12” or something a bit longer? It resembles a 12” Starrett I have.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 11-19-2016 04:46 PM


-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 11-19-2016 05:05 PM

Nice. I think Don is probably right about the crack.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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