Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 21
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug Very Nice
It is built to last. It is a good looking easy to find level.
July 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by TNight An incomplete product
After purchasing the true blue 72" level and using it for a week I am not at all impressed . For the price it is a very incomplete product. It is impossible to check level at the 5ft and 6ft mark as they opted not to include levels at or near the ends of the level because you are not always standing in the center to check level or when leveling off of something. also for the price making it magnetic would have been of great use when installing a drop ceiling or working w/ steel studs. It's sad that 6' levels use to come w/ 5 levels and they were still made of 6061 Alum. and came a better price.
Sincerely 20yr carpenter
December 21, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Why blue vials?!
The blue vials on this level are simply terrible. They are much more difficult to see than the yellow vials in both low-light & daylight situations. On top of that, the daggone thing is made in china (save the vials). The level is sturdy & works as well as most other levels I use, but those vials are just too much for me to bear.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mixerdude Quality Level
This is by far the nicest level I have ever owned. The six foot size provides accurate leveling for larger projects that require precise measurements.
My agenda includes many concrete projects this summer. Setting the forms with this tool will ensure that my form levels are spot on.
I recommend this for any level of expertise.
July 3, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by preppygirl56 perfect for outdoor projects
my husband needed this level for our home gutter installation project. we have a detached garage in addition to our attached garage. the gutter system on our detached garage needed to be adjusted so rain water would flow correctly and drain. he was tired of the clogged gutters. this longer size level made the project go quickly.
the design of the level is professional with nice grips and rubber end caps. this makes for a nice design and adds safety from potential sharp ends while working.
the level is highly accurate and has a lifetime warranty.
this box level is made from pro grade aluminum, which adds to the quality and heft.
he would recommend the level for general carpentry, wood framing, plumbing, masonry, and other household uses. he would not suggest this level for drywall.
July 4, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spring This big boy makes things easy!
I had a big siding project coming up and needed a safty net for those long runs of hardi. I always measure and mark each plank but after 50 feet you can get off. This 72" level from empire will save your bacon. We worked the you know what out of this thing,dragging it across hardi all day long and not even a scrape to the finish. This guy is built tough and has some of the best bubble tech on the market, easy to read fast and accurate. If your a pro you need this brand level , Empire hands down is the best. It feels hardcore, check out the video and see!
July 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Brian Nice level
There is not too much that can go wrong with a level unless it's a lightweight I-beam that can easily twist and bend just to save a few bucks. This box level has a bit of heft to it given its quality and design but not quite as heavy as more expensive brands which is a bonus. It is true out of the box and makes a great, trustworthy level to have on a jobsite. I personally do not see much difference if the fluid in the level is yellow, pink, blue and so on...as long as you have a bubble it'll work. One thing it's missing is to be magnetic which is always a nice feature to have if you deal with metal working and framing with metal studs and so forth...you'll just have to spend a little more to get it. It might be a little more expensive than you would want to spend, but it has a warranty to back it up...I just wish these more expensive levels came with a nice case to protect your investment instead of having to spend more money purchasing it separate.
July 2, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinOH Very well built level.
You can tell a lot of engineering / design went into this level. It has rubberized ends for drop protection, the weight is balanced impeccably when you're trying to use it one handed, but it's the little things that make a difference.
For example, my old level was just a big aluminum I-Beam. This one has slots cut into the body than can be used to carry / hold it one handed and run some cheater nails through when you don't have an extra set of hands to help you.
I don't have anything sensitive enough to verify the 0.005" accuracy claims... but I have no reason to doubt it - level things read level and unlevel things read unlevel.
Obviously this was designed with pros in mind, and I would expect a pro to show up with a tool like this - not some $5 bargain bin unit. That said, I think serious DIY'ers should consider spending a few extra bucks on a legit level, I've never had a cheap one last.
Between the build quality and warranty - this one will probably outlast me.
I do think they should have included a laser beam in this though. Considering that you can pick up a laser pointer at the dollar store now days, I doubt it would have affected the price of this unit.
Also, I dinged it a star for the beveled edges. A tool like this really serves two purposes: 1) level, 2) straight edge. I can draw a straight line with the beveled edge, but I have to adjust how I line it up to account for the bevel. I shouldn't have to do that in this price range.
July 5, 2013