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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 07-20-2011 04:39 PM 1421 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2011 04:39 PM

I pick up this Made in USA Johnson Bamboo ECOTech 48’’ Level from Home Depot for $29.99

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#1 posted 07-20-2011 04:41 PM


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#2 posted 07-20-2011 04:45 PM

Had mine for about 12 years now. Good one!

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#3 posted 07-20-2011 05:17 PM

Nice level, bamboo is the wave of the future!!!!

A lot of stuff besides fishing poles and flooring is made with

bamboo these days I’ve been noticing.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 07-20-2011 05:50 PM

Yes I think it is.

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#5 posted 07-20-2011 07:47 PM

I did not realize they were using bamboo on these now. I have two wooden 4 ft levels. One is an old mahogany and the other is laminated hardwood. I like my wooden levels, as much as from an appearance standpoint as anything. Still, I think if I used these things everyday to make a living, I would invest in some of the newer aluminum/rugged levels that Stanley and Empire are making these days. Either way, always double check to be sure the level is acurate before you buy it. How do you do that you say, set the leve down on a surface that is level or near level (it doesn’t really matter if it is exact. Notice where the bubble is. Then flip it 180 degrees and the bubble should be in the same place on the vial. If it is, the level is good. If it isn’t, your level is not calibrated correctly and you will never be able to get anything truly level or plumb. When it comes to plumbing a wall, I still am a believer in the plumb bob. It never lies.


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#6 posted 07-21-2011 01:22 AM

Looks nice and thanks for sharing your find with us : )

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#7 posted 07-21-2011 02:18 PM

That is very awesome. I am sure it will be great! Especially for a future cabinet builder.

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#8 posted 07-21-2011 04:29 PM

i’ve been eyeballing that level for a while now…and now that io can afford one they stopped selling them where im at

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#9 posted 07-21-2011 04:39 PM

Mark, you might can find them online.

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