Measuring & Layout reviews

Milwaukee REDSTICK Box Level Review

Milwaukee REDSTICK Levels Box beam levels have a rectangular, box-like shape and are considered the heavier duty level when compared to I-beam levels. In contrast, I-beam levels are shaped in the form of an “I,” use less material to make, are lighter, and not as strong as a box level. If you were to cut […]

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Empire Level Introduces Upgraded Torpedo Levels

Empire Level Introduces Upgraded Torpedo Levels 12/15/2016 MUKWONAGO, WI – Empire Level continues to deliver innovative solutions for layout applications with the introduction of five Next Generation Torpedo Levels, all made in the U.S.A. With the launch of these new designs, Empire further revolutionizes the torpedo level category by integrating new-to-world features and providing advanced […]

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Milwaukee 12″ Aluminum Measuring Wheel

Milwaukee 12″ Aluminum Measuring Wheel Review – Model 48-22-5012 Measuring wheels in the construction industry aren’t as popular, as say the miter saw or impact driver, but they do have their place. Measuring long distances by wheel is certainly much easier than a standard tape measure and some instances the new hi-tech laser measuring tools. We […]

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Best Construction Levels – Level Head to Head

48 Inch Construction Level Head to Head Comparison Who makes the best construction levels? In this head to head we’re putting several 48″ construction levels to the test to see who makes the best! One of the most fundamental tools required by all trades in construction is a level. Whether you’re building something plumb and […]

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DEWALT DW089LG 12 Volt 3 x 360 Green Line Laser

DEWALT DW089LG Green Line Laser Review Growing up when the first Star Wars movie was shown in the movie theaters, lasers were something a kid would dream of. Today, light sabers and laser guns have lost their allure to real construction lasers. From make grading and excavating measurements, such as determining a site’s area or […]

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Milwaukee 100′ Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990

Milwaukee 100′ Precision Chalk Reel 48-22-3990 Review There’s something almost magical in the way a chalk reel creates a crisp, perfectly straight line. No other tool, except an expensive laser, makes a perfectly straight line over a long distance, so quickly and reliably. Chalk lines have been in use since ancient Egypt, and used continuously […]

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Empire e55 Series True Blue I-Beam Level

Empire True Blue e55 Series I-Beam Level Review Straight, Square and Smooth -That’s what my shop teacher used to say to us! What he really should have been telling us is Level, Plumb and Square. Although he taught us a lot in class, the real learning happened on the job and continues each day. Like […]

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New True Blue® I-Beam Levels from Empire Level

True Blue® I-Beam Levels MUKWONAGO, WI – Empire Level continues to upgrade their line of layout products with the introduction of new True Blue® I-Beam Levels, Made in the USA.  Available in both magnetic and non-magnetic models (24” to 78”), Empire Level is committed to delivering innovative solutions designed to satisfy the needs of the […]

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Milwaukee® Introduces Chalk Reels with Longest Gear Life

Milwaukee® Introduces Chalk Reels with Longest Gear Life 01/08/2016 MILWAUKEE, WI- Milwaukee Tool continues to expand their Hand Tool offering with the introduction of Bold Line and Precision Line Chalk Reels. Featuring the industry’s first planetary gear system and integrated STRIPGUARD™ clutch, the new chalk reels have been designed from the ground up to deliver […]

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Bosch GRL 500 HCK Rotary Laser Review

Bosch GRL 500 HCK Rotary Laser Review Working for a commercial general contractor, we have a need for checking grades and heights every day. Many times, we are checking them over a large area. In the old days, a water level could be used to establish level from a known benchmark. Today, lasers are the quickest […]

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