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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by KCL, Dec 6, 2007.
Do any of you have any brand of builders level that you like to use?
I like the cheap ones where the bubble's always in the middle no matter how you hold it.
No kiddn', KCL your from Yorkville. Im from Seneca, just west of Morris.
Anyway, as far as brands go, dont know too much about them. If had any
advice though go with one that has a tight seal where the bubble is. Im
currently using a 4' level past on from my dad. Thing must be 20-30 years
old, sometimes in humid or cold weather the plastic or glass can fog up
and its hard to read the level. Thats all I got, hope it helps
I buy whatever they have in the mid range nothing too cheap but nothing expensive. We currently use Kapro they are nicely built and have a soft case.
I would suggest berger they make a great level for a good price ,top-con is good ,but a lot more expensive.you should be able to find a package for 3to500,i would spring for the dome head though.
sorry thought it was sight levels,my bad.
Laser levels are something we're just trying out, we picked up a Dewalt one that you have to level, and it seems to work really nice, but up until two months ago, we used the old stringline method. I figure if they could build the Empire State building with it, it can't be all bad. Do you find laser levels better than stringlines on a small wall or patio run (less than 30')?
I would recomend looking into a lazer level. I know there very costly. I purchased mine for 900.00. I've worked with builders levels in the past. After working with a quality lazer level you'll never go back to a builders level again. Saves alot of time and money. Plus I can go and lay out a job by myself with my lazer level and get all the grades down before I even break ground. Its worth it if you get a stair job. You can figure out exactly how many steps you'll need and what not. Take it for what its worth thats just my opinion.
Around this time of the season you can look an ebay and find a good quality self level for under $500 I highly recommend getting one no matter the size of the project.
(specially self leveling)
Empire levels......they withstand masonry abuse.