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October 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: Empire Level

Review9.4(out of 10)
Empire Level 10-Inch Magnetic Dual-Pitch Torpedo Level

Empire 10-inch Magnetic Torpedo Level Review

The last time I reviewed a level for these pages it was the unique Ox Tools Trade Wood 48-inch level made from bamboo. Today, we’ll shrink the scale down to the Empire 10-inch magnetic torpedo level with a more traditional constitution. Masons more commonly use longer levels, but sometimes a tight space or close-quarters work calls for a […]

Empire Level Tape Measures Upgraded

Empire Level tape measures have recently been upgraded with the introduction of a new series of autolock and chrome designs. All new tape measures feature a nylon-coated blade, reinforced 5-screw housing, a marking surface, and a belt clip. The autolock series also includes an auto locking brake and fractional printing. Empire Level tape measures are […]

Empire Level e105 Digital Levels

Empire Level e105 Digital Level

Empire Level recently introduced the first auto-calibrated digital levels with the new Empire Level e105 digital level lineup.  Whereas existing digital levels require manual calibration which takes time and invites inaccuracy, these True Blue box levels feature seven auto-calibrated measuring display modes: degree-tenths, degree-hundredths, mm/M or percentage, or rough-in mode measurements in degrees, in/ft. fractions or in/ft. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Empire E75 Series True Blue I-Beam Level

Empire e75.72 72-Inch Box Level

For as long as builders have wanted their structures to stay upright they’ve wanted their materials to be level. Ancient Egyptians used an A-frame tool with a plumb line to find horizontal level. Then around 1661, Melchisedech Thevenot invented the spirit level – so named for the alcohol in the vial – that used a bubble to indicate levelness. […]

Empire Level e75 Series True Blue Box Levels application

Empire Level e75 Series True Blue Box Levels

Set to launch this July is Empire’s e75 Series True Blue Box Levels. The incoming class is the latest upgrade to Empire’s line of Pro-level True Blue measuring instruments and joins the e55 series we reviewed back in March as the most advanced from the popular brand. The new Empire Level e75 Series True Blue Box Levels […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Empire Level e55 Series True Blue I-Beam Level

Empire Level e55 Series True Blue I-Beam Level Review

No matter what kind of construction you find yourself in, you can’t do your job effectively without a level. We’ve got options these days thanks with lasers moving us beyond the original bubble levels of the last century. Despite the technology, they haven’t supplanted the spirit level (named for the mineral spirits inside the vial), […]

Empire Level True Blue I-Beam Levels e55 Series

Empire Level True Blue I-Beam Levels Introduced

Empire Level continues to upgrade their Made in the USA line of layout tools with the announcement of their new e55 Series True Blue I-Beam Levels. The Empire Level True Blue I-Beam Levels will be available in both magnetic and non-magnetic models in a range of lengths from 24″ – 78″. The e55 Series True […]

Review9.4(out of 10)
Empire Level Laser Etched Squares

Empire Level Laser Etched Squares Review

Empire Level Laser Etched Squares Transition Away from Deep Stamping Empire Level hasn’t stopped looking for ways to improve on their hi-vis squares like the e2992 Rafter Square. The newly updated Empire Laser Etched Rafter Squares (e2994, e3992) and Framing Square (e1190) have undergone a patent-pending laser etching process. This results in a permanent etch with better […]

Empire True Blue Level

Empire Level Launches 2nd Generation True Blue Levels

Empire Level saw a pretty impressive response to their original True Blue Level family starting back in 2004. They’ve updated several models with the launch of the second generation True Blue Levels. The first generation introduced the True Blue Vial, using blue vial bands to improve visibility. Since then, the True Blue Levels have many […]

Milwaukee Tool Acquisition

Milwaukee Tool Acquisition: Empire Level

Milwaukee Tool Acquisitions U.S. Based Empire Level! Just announced is the acquisition of Empire Level by Milwaukee Tool! As we have seen Milwaukee expand their vision of disruptive innovation beyond just power tools, we can expect that they have big plans in the measurement and layout end of the industry. Empire Level is located in Mukwonago, […]