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April 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Empire Level

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros 2021

Finding the best bubble level doesn’t have to be an exercise in frustration in spite of the vast number of options out there. In general, there are plenty of reputable choices. Sometimes, you just need to know what other Pros are using to validate your thoughts. Known also as a spirit level, here are some […]

Empire Laser Levels

Empire eLGC and eLG3D Green Laser Levels

Empire Green Laser Levels Maximize Brightness and Runtime Empire Level plans to drop two new Self-Leveling Lasers on us in November. At first glance, we can view this as a positive thing for folks who want a great combination of visibility and accuracy on a budget. The 75′ Green Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser and 125′ […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Empire Level Digital Box Level: 48-Inch e105.48

Empire Level Digital Box Level: 48-Inch e105.48

It’s quite rare that tools don’t change much from one decade to the next, to say nothing of one century to the next. But the bubble, or spirit, level has been used in much the same way since the late 1600s. It’s really only been during the last few years that technology has attempted to […]

Empire Level em105.9 Magnetic Digital Torpedo Level

Empire Level em105.9 Torpedo Level Goes Full Digital for Electricians Empire Level is going full digital with its latest level. The Empire Level em105.9 is a 9″ magnetic digital torpedo level and the big deal is its lack of vials. A Tour Around the Empire Level em105.9 Digital Torpedo Level Power Source The Empire Level […]

Empire eXT Extendable Levels

Empire eXT Extendable Levels – Hands On

Empire eXT Levels include two new products, a 24 to 40-inch and 48 to 78-inch adjustable level. The levels look very much like box beam levels until you extend them. To say they provide flexibility on the job site would be an understatement. Empire isn’t the first to market with extendable levels, but it fills […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Empire Level Tape Measure

Empire Level Tape Measure Review

We know that all tools are not created equal. Build quality, power, performance, feel, functionality and cost all factor into a decision at the hardware store. But, sometimes, you come across a tool where you wonder why there could possibly be such a wild swing in pricing between models. Take tape measures, for instance. How […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Empire Level EM95.48

Empire Level em95.48 Ultraview LED Level Review

Visibility. Accuracy. Durability. Those three characteristics define the quality of a level better than any others. Of course, there are other features that help separate levels once you know what you’re getting from the Big 3. Empire’s e95 series levels are working to take visibility much higher with the inclusion of LEDs. We got our […]

Empire Level LED Torpedo Level

Empire Level LED Torpedo Level Review EM95.10

We’ve been talking a lot about levels around here lately; box levels, digital levels, torpedo levels, pocket levels…it’s been quite the ride. Well, the fun isn’t over quite yet, because this week, we’re looking at the em95.10 Empire Level LED Torpedo Level. If you like the idea of 10″ of sleek, durable aluminum, coupled with […]

Empire Level US manufacturing tour

Empire Level Manufacturing Tour in Milwaukee

It doesn’t feel all that long ago that Milwaukee Tool acquired Empire Level. Since then, business has soared, and Empire has put out more successful products than ever before. Getting to see how tools get made remains one of the best things we get to do in this line of work. You can certainly watch “How […]

How to Make a Perfect Cross Cut

How to Make a Perfect Cross Cut: Pro Tip Video

One of the things we love about apprenticeship is the idea that seasoned veterans pass on knowledge to the new guys. And let’s face it – we’re constantly learning new things! In this video, we look at how to make a perfect cross cut. So set up your sawhorses and grab a scrap piece of […]