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October 22, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros

Types of Levels Used in Construction

If you work in the industry, you probably own several types of levels used in construction. If you’re new to the job, though, the number of options can be a bit overwhelming. There are several classes of levels you can shoot for: cross-line laser levels and rotary laser levels to name a couple. But the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee RedStick Digital Level with PinPoint

Milwaukee RedStick Digital Level with PinPoint Review

The rechargeable Milwaukee RedStick Digital Level with PinPoint is chock-full of functionality. Give yourself some time to learn your way around it, and it will reward you with usefulness exceeding that of a traditional bubble level. Here’s how it works. Pros Heavy-duty construction with IP65 rating and a 3-year accuracy guarantee Pre-programmed common slopes and […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Johnson Digital Level 5700-4800D Review

Johnson Digital Level Gets an Upgrade with Programmable Features The 48-inch 5700-4800D Johnson digital level is a tough and accurate tool whose hi-tech features function like an apprentice. I’ve used it to rebuild the roof of a carport, set a new door in an old house, and much more. If you’re in the market for […]

Review9.3(out of 10)

Bosch Green Laser Level GCL100-80CG

The Bluetooth-enabled Bosch Green Laser Level GCL100-80CG has easily visible, self-leveling beams and a robust, user-friendly mobile app for remote control. We plumb the depths of its capabilities right now. PROS 12V lithium-ion power source Hi-visibility green beams with red plumb spots Easy-to-use onboard controls Fast and simple app-based controls Competitive pricing against other lithium-ion green […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Klein 24-Inch Bubble Level

Klein 24-Inch Bubble Level with Adjustable Vial 935L

We’re all in the tool trust tree here, so you can admit it: you grab the closest level and just get the job done. It happens all the time – we rarely check it for accuracy, then we throw it back in the box or bag, and we get on to the next project. Probably […]

Review9.3(out of 10)
Sola Big Red 3

Sola Level Review: Big Red 3 Magnetic 24-Inch

It looks nice, but how does it compare to my Stabila? Ask any carpenter to try out a new level and that’s likely his first thought. Even though there are several fine levels on the market, Stabila seems to be the battle-tested champion. With only a few years in the North American market and an […]

Review9.1(out of 10)
Milwaukee RedStick Concrete Level

Milwaukee Redstick Concrete Level Review

Although some tools in the masonry world have become fancier, we still use plenty of the more rudimentary tools. It’s not surprising that trowels, floats, and screeds don’t receive the lion’s share of manufacturers’ R&D budgets. It makes sense – after all, what kind of innovation could really happen with any of these items, right? […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Makita Laser Level

Makita Laser Level Review: SK103P Cross-Line

Quality craftsmanship sometimes suffers that same fate as Rodney Dangerfield: it don’t get no respect. Rarely will a layperson walk into a room and think, “wow, those cabinets are really level!” or, “look at how square that window is!” or even, “that conduit sure does look plumb!” If those newly-hung cabinets look wonky, or if […]