Bostitch Clamping Level Review
Bostitch® 24″ Clamping Box Beam Level
When Bostitch® sent me their new Clamping Level (Model 43-723) I was really skeptical and frankly thought it was a gimmicky idea at best. Boy was I wrong! This clever new level really impressed me and I think it will impress you too.
Features & Benefits
- Clamps to (2 x 4) dimensional lumber for hands free leveling
- Block vials provide accuracy of 0.0005in/in. (0.5mm/m)
- 180º rotating vial to duplicate angles
- Bridged center dial for continuous marking surface
- Lifetime Accuracy Warranty
- Magnified center vial for improved visibility
Does Your Level Clamp?
I’ll be the first to admit that I was VERY wrong about the Clamping Level. The fact is when I work alone I could use several more sets of hands and the Clamping Level does just that! Now I have a level that clamps in place for hands free use.
As you can see in the adjacent photo the Bostitch Clamping Level easily clamps to the face of a 2x stud much like a magnetic level clamps to structural steel. This is extremely helpful when trying to plumb walls and other framing without the help of another person.
Clamping the level to a stud is as simple as holding the level in place with one hand while sliding the spring loaded clamps onto the stud with your other hand. The clamps quickly grab hold of the stud and require little adjustment. Setting it up was very quick and easy.
The clamps are so effective that you can grab hold of the level and pull on it without the clamp jaws releasing. The secret to it’s success is the spring loaded clamps that have aggressive clamping “teeth” to dig into the wood and hold on tight!
When not using it as a clamping level the clamps slide back out of the way so you can use it as a normal level. The clamps are built from a metal material for durability.
The Clamping Level will also clamp to a 4×4. As you can see above it has a 2nd set of spring clamps that rotate down for use on 4×4’s. The red clamps have a similar design with aggressive “teeth” that clamp onto the wood.
I have to say this new Bostitch Clamping Level really impressed me. The tool is made from quality materials and it actually works very well. If you’re the type of person that works alone this is a must have level. Priced at just under $50 it’s a good value when compared to similar levels of this quality. It would also make a great gift for hard to buy construction people!
If you’d like to buy it follow the next link to Amazon. Bostitch 43-723 Clamping Box Beam Level, 24-Inch
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