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Model # 908

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  • Ideal for surveyors, excavation and foundation contractors
  • Solid steel construction with corrosion-resistant finish
  • For use with any string or line
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Assess the true vertical or horizontal of a surface, line up points, transfer points or identify if a material is veering off plumb with the Empire Level 8 oz. steel plumb bob. This tool features a plated finish that protects it from corrosion and rust, which helps prevent it from wearing prematurely. It's also made of solid steel, making the Empire Level 8 oz. steel plumb bob strong and long-lasting. For added durability, it has a hardened steel tip as well. Ideal for use by surveyors, excavators, contractors and construction workers, the Empire Level plated finish plumb bob adjusts to almost any need by working with the string or line of your choice. It's small and lightweight as well, making it extremely portable and easily stored in most tool boxes or tool belts.


  • Empire 908 8 oz. steel plumb bob is great for lining up and transferring points
  • Great for determining the vertical line from the point of suspension to a point on the ground
  • Built with durable plated steel to resist rust
  • Built to be able to quickly attach to string or line
  • Accurately machined with a sharpened steel point
  • Corrosion resistant point for longer life
  • 1-year limited manufacture warranty
  • Includes: 8 oz. steel plumb bob
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Product Information

Internet # 100148665

Model # 908

Store SKU # 679259

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From the Manufacturer


Dimensions: H 5.937 in, W 3.812 in, D 0.75 in


Product Depth (in.)

0.75 in

Product Height (in.)

5.937 in

Product Width (in.)

3.812 in




Hand Tool Type

Plumb Bob



Package Quantity


Plumb bob weight (oz.)




Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Product is warranteed on a manufacturer's defect.

Questions & Answers

Q:How dlyou use this
by|May 22, 2020
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A:  A string is attached to this and then lowered over a specific point to mark the exact location of what it is you're trying to determine.

by|Mar 10, 2024
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A:  I used this to line up a cabinet above my toilet. This worked perfectly.

by|Jul 27, 2021
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    4.5 out of 5

    • 4.5 out of 96 reviews
    • 76% recommend this product
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    Smarter than a plumb bob! People have complained about putting string through a hole on this thin...
    Smarter than a plumb bob! People have complained about putting string through a hole on this thing. If you can't do that, you shouldn't be using it. No problems, good product, especially for the price. I used the line in the picture, and to keep it from fraying, I burned the end with a match
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      Great simple plumb bob
      There's not a whole lot you can say about a plumb bob. I like this one because it has a good sharp drop point and the string always stays centered. It is also nice because you can wrap the string around the body and throw it back in your belt or tool box. If you tried that with one of the pear shaped plumb bobs, the string would unravel and you would have a mess.
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      3 found this review helpful
      What can I say? It’s a plumb. It’s name is Bob.
      At least I assume his name is Bob; I hope I haven’t been calling him by the wrong name. But they can’t *all* be named Bob; that would just be weird. Even that guy on Newhart who had 2 brothers named Darrell wasn’t named Darrell... But I digress. Bob is a lovely, sturdy, pointed piece of metal. As you can see from the closeup, he's got a hole on top to thread a cord down into and knot it, so it'll slide back into that notch and he'll be free to hang straight down. It took me a little experimenting to find the right thickness of cord to clear the top hole and channel, but also leave a knot of the right size to both fit back into the channel but not slip back up through the top hole. I'm sure there's cord made just for this purpose, but i ended up using a doubled strand of soft twine and it worked just fine. Now Bob's ready for anything I need to plumb ( or see how out of plumb things are, which can get depressing in an older house :-)
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      8 found this review helpful
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      building walls in my basement and it has come in very handy to set floor and ceiling plate with each other
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      The only screw that went through plaster and wood lathe and securely attached itself to it. My favorite brand now!
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      No string included for plumb bob. Had to go shopping again.
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