Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Lighting is a great feature!
This torpedo level has all the standard features of a good torpedo level: 0, 45, 90 degree vials, V-channel groove, textured working surfaces, and neodymium magnets. Another great feature is the ruler that is printed on the front. the measurement is 7" and centered. The level is 9" long so there is 1" at each end of the ruler that do not have the printed ruler measurements. The most obvious feature of this level is the vial lighting system. Push the black button on the front & the vials beam with bright yellow/green liquid. It runs on 2-AAA batteries which are included! It also has an automatic shut-off after 3 minutes.
This product is made in China.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by WarrenJim I have seen the light!!!
This review is for the Savage brand 9" Lighted Torpedo Level model TLL049M.
I was granted the opportunity to check out one of these gadgets (I already own four levels, one of them being a 9" torpedo from another brand).
On the first usage a couple of things came immediately to my attention:
1. This unit is considerably heavier than my "regular" magnetic based torpedo level even though in dimensions they are quite similar. (Part of this is the two included AAA batteries that power the light, but the fact is that this unit is simply more substantial than my previous model).
2. The magnet on the Savage model is 'way stronger than on my older level.
3. I didn't realize how great having a lighted level could be in close quarters. Under the kitchen sink and in one of the bedroom closets the lighting feature really made a difference. (See photo below).
The Savage level I received is not made in the U.S. but does come with a limited lifetime warranty (abuse, twisting, dropping to the breaking point, etc. are not covered naturally but the accuracy of the level is guaranteed).
The lighting feature is turned on / off by a single button and has a 3-minute auto shutoff built in. The single button controls the lights in all three bubble vials. The level offers the standard 0, 45, and 90 degree views.
The lights are powered, as noted, by two AAA batteries that are accessed for replacement by removing a battery door held on by two Philips screws (see photo below).
There are ruler markings embossed on one side of the level and fit and finish are excellent.
I think it's a great value at the market price, and the lighting feature has to be seen to be truly appreciated. I'm giving this one a place in my "go to" tool tote and putting my older torpedo level out the pasture in the garage.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wire441 Lighted level
Great tool! Every craftsman should own one. Makes being on the level on dark spaces a breeze.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by silicawood Great torpedo level!
This level has something that I have needed for years: lights! If you have ever worked in a dark construction site, you will appreciate the bright light behind each of the bubbles. Pair that with four strong magnets, and a sturdy design, and you have the ultimate level! Perfect for commercial jobs or anyplace that you have to work with steel. This has become a must have tool for me very quickly!
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by EK072947 Nice Light
I though I would try something new and when I seen this level with lights I said why not. It has been great. makes reading the bubble sites easy and when its above you're head you can still see where the bubble is. I will say the magnets on these levels are great. I have found that they work a ton better then all my other levels (no name brands) and I am looking forward to using this level for more years to come.
July 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BISCHY GREAT,GREAT,GREAT
THIS LIGHTED,YES I SAID LIGHTED LEVEL, IS A GREAT ADDITION TO ANYONE'S TOOL BOX, THE LEVEL IS ABOUT A FOOT LONG AND JUST THE RIGHT WEIGHT FOR A LEVEL TO BE, WHEN YOU PUSH THE BUTTON ON FRONT OF THE LEVEL, THE THREE GLASS LEVELS LIGHT UP,WHICH IS A PLUS IF WORKING IN POORLY LIT AREAS ITS ABOUT 4 INCHES WIDE WHICH IS BY FAR TO DO ANY LEVELING WORK VERY EASY TO HANDLE, ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT FROM THE HOME DEPOT!
June 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Larry Lighted level
I love the level, easy to use and see with the LED lights.
May 15, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mran a great fire sprinkler fitters level
I own this level and it's great.It is way better than the klein level in that it is similar in design but only it has three magnets.I have the Klein level also which is double the price, the savage level has four rare earth magnets and sticks very well to steel pipe I love the light feature on both levels but the Klein level's light function broke after three months of use. This level has been going strong for over a year now. I am a working Foreman in the fire sprinkler trade who definitely uses his tools. This a great level because of the areas we work in aren't well lit for example above sheet rock ceilings you can see the vials very clearly
February 14, 2015