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9 in. Magnetic Digital Torpedo Level

  • Delivers up to 60 Hours of Run Time
  • Features Most Durable Digital Display
  • Features an Audio Indicator with Six Measuring Modes
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Product Overview

Auto Calibrated

Auto Calibrated

Industry’s first auto calibrated - digital readout. Quicker setup time and accurate readout as soon as its powered on.

6 Measuring Modes

6 Measuring Modes

6 measuring modes for versatility with an audio indicator. Modes include: in/ft, decimal; in/ft fractional; degrees. Rough-in mode, degrees, tenths; percentage; mm/m

Up to 60 Hour Run Time

Up to 60 Hour Run Time

(2) AAA batteries included with up to a 60 hour run time

Backlit Digital Display

Backlit Digital Display

Industry’s largest display with LED backlit screen

Durable Display

Durable Display

IP54 water and dust protected

Inspect Mode

Inspect Mode

Provides repeated inspection of grade measurements; ideal for ADA ramps

V-Groove Working Edge

V-Groove Working Edge

V-garoove working edge fits on pipe and conduit

Audio Indicator

Audio Indicator

Audio indicator with 6 measuring modes

Precision Milled Edges

Precision Milled Edges

Precision milled edges for guaranteed accuracy

Two AAA Batteries Included

Two AAA Batteries Included

(2) AAA batteries included with up to a 60 hour run time

IP54 Rated

IP54 Rated

Protects torpedo and electronics from dust and water

Display Resolution

Display Resolution

Accurate up to .1°

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty on frame and vials

The Empire® em105.9 9" Magnetic Digital Torpedo Level Level is ready to measure accurately when powered on and features auto-calibration allowing users to get a clear and precise digital readout immediately. The torpedo level features six measure display modes, enabling users to make precise measurements in a wide range of outputs. These include measurements in degree-tenths, mm/M. or percentage. Users also have the option to take rough-in mode measurements in degrees, in/ft. fractions or in/ft. decimals. For even further versatility, inspect mode enables users to zero out the digital torpedo level, which is ideal for conduit bending applications. The Empire magnetic digital torpedo level features rare earth magnets, allowing it to attach to most metal surfaces for ease of use.
  • Up to 60 hour run time
  • Most Durable Display
  • Audio indicator with 6 measuring modes
  • Auto calibrated- digital readout immediately ready to measure accurately when powered on
  • Rare Earth Magnets
  • INSPECT mode - zero out digital display, ideal for conduit bending
  • IP54 rated- dust and water protected
  • V-Groove Working Edge Fits on Pipe or Conduit
  • Inverted Overhead Display
  • Precision milled edges
  • Backlit digtal display- industry's largest display with LED backlit screen
  • (2) AAA Batteries Included
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Level Length (in.)1092424
Level TypeLine / SurfaceMagneticBox BeamBox Beam
Assembled Depth (in.)10.85 in9 in24 in24 in
FeaturesNo Additional FeaturesHand-Held,LED Display,Magnetic,No Additional Features,Straight Edge,WaterproofDigitalDigital,Magnetic
MaterialPlasticAluminumAluminumAluminum
Assembled Height (in.)2.14 in2 in2.75 in2.75 in
Assembled Width (in.)1.14 in1 in1.12 in1.12 in
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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
9 in
Assembled Height (in.)
2 in
Assembled Width (in.)
1 in
Level Length (in.)
9

Details

Accuracy
.1 in
Condition
New
Features
Hand-Held,LED Display,Magnetic,No Additional Features,Straight Edge,Waterproof
Hand Tool Type
Standard Level
Level Type
Magnetic
Material
Aluminum
Number of Vials
0
Package Quantity
1
Returnable
90-Day
Tools Product Type
Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited lifetime on frame. 1 year warranty on electronics

Questions & Answers

3Questions7Answers

Does it have a manual recalibration button?

Asked by MC October 18, 2020
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Answer

It says it is auto-calibrated, but you can manually run the calibration routine (they call this sync’ing) These are the instructions from the manual. To calibrate the vial bubble to the digital read-out as opposed to the factory calibration: 1. Set the level on a stable surface, either vertical or horizontal. Ensure the bubble is centered in the marks. 2. Press the MODE and INSPECT buttons at the same time. CAL will appear on the display. 3. Press and hold the MODE and INSPECT buttons for 1 second to start the calibration sequence. 4. When complete, the audio will sound and the display will return to the measurement. NOTE: if the vial bubble and factory setting are too far out of sync, Err will appear on the display. Turn the level off to reset. To return to factory calibration: 1. Press the MODE and INSPECT buttons at the same time. CAL will appear on the display. 2. Press and hold the MODE and INSPECT buttons for 2 seconds. All the screen icons will flash on. 3. When complete, the audio will sound and the display will return to the measurement. The no longer appear on the display. It also has a useful “inspect” button that lets you zero it on any surface you want (level or arbitrary) and then gives you the angle in reference to that. But that setting is cleared when it turns off, so I wouldn’t call it a manual calibration.

Does it measures tiltness?

Asked by mylee May 28, 2020
4
Answers

Tiltness? YES.

When can I order this?

Asked by Bob November 7, 2019
2
Answers

I have seen it our local HD; call yours and see if it is in stock.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 25 reviews
  • 85% recommend this product
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Easy to use. Easy to read. As an architect and contractor great tool for daily technical worksite...
Easy to use. Easy to read. As an architect and contractor great tool for daily technical worksite inspections.
by Leo
This level will get you off the bubble. You know that bubble we're staring at and wondering,"Is t...
This level will get you off the bubble. You know that bubble we're staring at and wondering,"Is that the EXACT middle?". This thing will tell you,digitally, if you are one-tenth of one degree off. It does a lot of things I probably won't use but it is the best and most useful level I ever had. It tells you how many inches of rise per foot or how many degrees. Set it to measure degrees to the whole digit or degrees to one decimal point. It has a backlight for when you're working in conditions of poor lighting. There's a v-shaped groove down the middle of one edge for attaching to pipes and there are magnets on the other side for, obviously, attaching it to magnetic surfaces. I'm replacing a drainpipe in my yard that runs from my downspout then down a bluff. I used this level to measure the slope I need so now I'll know what angle to bend my 2 inch PVC. I've looked at digital levels before but never saw one good enough to take home before. This will be my go-to level in most cases from now on. Empire is a name associated with quality levels and other measuring instruments.
by Prosecutor
accurate, durable, easy to use digital level with back light and magnets! This has become my new...
accurate, durable, easy to use digital level with back light and magnets! This has become my new favorite level. It is accurate to 0.1 degrees (according to the manual and my testing on surfaces I thought were very level). The manual says it meets this accuracy just at 0 degrees and 90 degrees. The accuracy is 0.2 degrees at other positions. It also says it meets this accuracy in the temperature range of 15C to 25C (59F to 77F). It can be operated over the temperature range of -10C to 50C (14F to 122F) It uses 2 AAA alkaline batteries. I haven't run mine out yet, but the manual says they are good "up to" 100 hours. It auto powers off after 3 minutes on inactivity. It is rated as IP54 dust and water ingress protection - this translates to this "Protected from limited dust ingress" and "Protected from water spray from any direction". It is not protected against all sources of dust. It can not be subjected to water jets or submerged in liquid. I think a lot of carpenters and plumbers are used to other units of measuring angles (like inches per foot - which is an option you can change to). For comparison - 0.1 degrees is equal to 0.021 inches per foot. This is about 1/8 of an inch over 6 feet. You can zero it on any surface you want by using the inspect button. It is worth reading the manual as there are some nice features that aren't obvious - it has an audio leveling feature that lets you set level using a sound for feedback so you don't have to be able to see the screen. You can also change the units - whole degrees (no decimal), degrees with 1 decimal place, percentage / slope given to 1 decimal place, millimeters/meter, inches/foot given as a decimal, or inches/foot given as a fraction.
by MarylandDave
1 person found this helpful
You can see from the picture there isn't that big of a difference in size between a standard torp...
You can see from the picture there isn't that big of a difference in size between a standard torpedo level and the digital one. The digital one lets you be more accurate, but not enough to matter in most applications. On the other hand, the digital level has more options for displaying the information. You can get the display in degrees, percent, and pitch. You can also set a reference angle, and get reading relative to that. I find this especially handy for setting the angle on my table saw. I do have a level specifically designed for that, but this level works just as well, and it takes AAA batteries, not had to find button cells. About the only thing I would have done differently is to have a continuous magnet instead of the 3 round magnets in the base.
by Mikkel
Perfect Size For Measuring In Small Spaces! What I liked most about this level is the lighted dis...
Perfect Size For Measuring In Small Spaces! What I liked most about this level is the lighted display. As can be seen in the photo it allows you to see in dark places the level display. The second thing I like is the level has a numeric display that show exactly how level, or not, your item is. No guessing like when using a conventional bubble level. The magnets are very strong and were able to hold the level vertically on steel conduit and hanging from a steel wall cabinet. Unlike some digital levels however, this level uses disposable AA batteries.
by swb
1 person found this helpful
This digital level has a lot of functions which makes it nice to get the information you need. It...
This digital level has a lot of functions which makes it nice to get the information you need. It comes with batteries and is already calibrated. However, the calibrating the level after replacing the batteries is easy. The display has a back light which helps seeing the display in darker conditions. The display can measure horizontal or vertical planes. It can display in degrees (whole and 10th decimal), inches (decimal and fraction), Millimeter and % of slope. It also has the ability to zero out the level to a specific angle. It has an audio output to let you know where level is (it gets pretty annoying though and I quickly turned it off). It has a couple of fairly strong magnets on the bottom which allow it to stick to metal. This would be handy in a metal bending application. Assembled in Vietnam.
by Roadrunner
1 person found this helpful
This is the level I have been looking for: one that not only measures level but can tell you how ...
This is the level I have been looking for: one that not only measures level but can tell you how much out of level you are in degrees, inches, or millimeters! I originally got this to help in flattening boards and leveling some of my building projects; I have always been frustrated with trying to figure “how much” I have to adjust an angle to get to level. I have a gauge I use that can tell me how far out of level I am in degrees, but I typically want to know this in inches or millimeters, or I want to adjust a slope to have a certain pitch and want to know how many in or mm below level I have to drop my marking line. This level is perfect for accomplishing that. The ability to set an arbitrary zero and get angles from that setting is also a nice feature. The magnets used in the level are very strong and stick nicely to most metals, and the backlit display is also a nice feature. The audio level alert is great as well: you can set it on one end of your project and listen for the tone to tell you when you are close to (within 2 degrees) or at level. Works great for helping to level an RV as well, as you don’t always have the luxury of being able to look at the level as you are trying to move the RV up onto leveling blocks. You can even use it as a plumb bob (something I used it for once). I find this digital level to be an asset for a lot of my projects. The only drawbacks to this level are that: 1) it does not have a bubble built in as well, so if you run out of battery, or have to tilt it past the tilt angle (the angle at which it stops reading, 30 degrees), it is useless; and 2) it will not read an angle if laid flat (again, because of the tilt angle shutoff); it has to be on its edge. Neither of these is a cause for me to not recommend it, nor to reduce its star rating (OK, I would have knocked it a half a star for the no bubble thing), as for my purpose it is exactly what I need, but you should be aware of these limitations before you spend the money on it.
by profcah
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