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Model # EM81.12

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True Blue 12 in. Magnetic Tool Box Level

$13.47
  • Heavy duty extruded aluminum frame with top read window
  • High contrast e-BAND™ vials highlight the edge of the bubble
  • V-grooved working edge fits on pipe or conduit
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Product Details

e-BAND Vial Technology

e-BAND Vial Technology

High contrast e-BAND vial technology highlights bubble edge for increased readability

Strong Magnetic Edge

Strong Magnetic Edge

Strong magnetic edge provides strength for hands-free use

High Contrast Vial Surrounds

High Contrast Vial Surrounds

Patented high contrast vial surrounds increase visibility

Top-Read Window

Top-Read Window

Top-read window provides clear overhead viewing

V-Groove Working Edge

V-Groove Working Edge

V-groove working edge fits on pipe and conduit

VARI-PTICH Vial

VARI-PTICH Vial

VARI-PITCH vial reads pitch in 1⁄8”, 1⁄4”, 3⁄8”, and 1⁄2” per foot of horizontal run of the working material

Solid Aluminum Frame

Solid Aluminum Frame

Solid aluminum frame provides superior strength and durability to survive jobsite conditions

4 Vials

4 Vials

Plumb, level, 45° and VARI-PITCH vials

High Impact Acrylic Vials

High Impact Acrylic Vials

Impact resistant acrylic vials offer superior durability and resist breaking

e-BAND Vials Made in USA

e-BAND Vials Made in USA

Impact resistant acrylic e-BAND vials offer superior readability and durability

Magnetic

Magnetic

Strong magnetic edge provide strength for hands-free use

Made in USA

Made in USA

Proudly made in Mukwonago, WI

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty on frame and vials

About This Product

Designed to fit easily in your toolbox and handle almost any leveling need, the Empire 12 in. True Blue Magnetic Tool Box Level features a Vari-Pitch vial that reads slope or pitch in inches per foot. This makes it ideal for setting up a grade or measuring a slope. The True Blue blue-banded vials and top-read window help provide easy readings and the full-length aluminum frame offers exceptional durability, making it able to withstand a 10 ft. drop onto concrete and still maintain accuracy.

Highlights

  • Vari-pitch vial reads slope or pitch in inches per foot, ideal for setting up a grade or measuring a slope
  • True Blue banded vials highlight the edges of the bubbles to make readings easy
  • Top-read window helps provide easy, accurate readings
  • Accurate to 0.0005 in. in all 10 working positions
  • Full-length aluminum frame for durability
  • Shock-absorbing endplates help protect the frame from damage
  • V-grooved edge helps keep the level in place on pipe or conduit
  • Continuous-length magnetic edge delivers extreme holding power on steel studs and other surfaces
  • Fits in a tool box for convenience
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Product Information

Internet # 100081706

Model # EM81.12

Store SKU # 376990

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Specifications

Dimensions

Level Length (in.)

12 in

Product Depth (in.)

.625 in

Product Width (in.)

13.75 in

Details

Accuracy (in.)

.0005 in

Condition

New

Features

No Additional Features

Hand Tool Type

Standard Level

Level Type

Magnetic

Material

Aluminum

Number of Vials

4

Pack Size

1

Package Quantity

1

Returnable

90-Day

Tools Product Type

Hand Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Empire True Blue Levels have a lifetime warranty to be free from imperfections in materials and workmanship.

Questions & Answers

8Questions
caret
Q:Do both of these level extend? Or only the 24 ?
by|Dec 18, 2023
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A:  Both the eXT40 level and eXT78 level extend. Thank you - Social Team

by|Dec 18, 2023
    caret
    Q:Magnetic?
    by|Jun 23, 2023
    1 Answer
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    A:  Yes. It has a magnetic strip running down the long edge (bottom I think). We keep our 12” & 10” versions of this level stuck to the side of our garage fridge for quick access.

    by|Apr 3, 2024
      caret
      Q:What is duel vari pitch on the 12in level
      by|Mar 29, 2023
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      caret
      Q:Does this level have ruler measurements indicated on the surface? I cannot tell from this webpage and description.
      by|May 4, 2022
      1 Answer
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      A:  No, it does not. It would be great if that were added.

      by|May 13, 2022
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      Customer Reviews

      4.7 out of 5

      • 4.7 out of 766 reviews
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      This little level is awesome used to put drainage pipe in perfect
      This little level is awesome used to put drainage pipe in perfect
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      3 found this review helpful
      Great level
      I've had this level for over 2 years and it's usually the first one I grab when I'm choosing between the three that I have. It's very accurate at all angles. It is lightweight and the magnet is a plus since it's not too strong. There isn't anything that I dislike on it so far and it does meet my expectations. Please hit the thumbs up if this was helpful.
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        Empire has done it again! They have come out with a 48" box level that extends up to 78 inches. ...
        Empire has done it again! They have come out with a 48" box level that extends up to 78 inches. Crafted of finely machined hard tempered aluminum. Highlighted with a white viewing ring, their trade mark blue colored level tube making the bubble easy to read. The extension can be set at any length up to 78 inches and locked in place with a set screw. Extension bar is raised approx 1/16" for easy scribing and marking. Storage end cap is easily popped out for precise measuring.
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        OK - I admit I am a tool junkie. But I find that this level fits a need for me. My home was built...
        OK - I admit I am a tool junkie. But I find that this level fits a need for me. My home was built in 1906. It has 76" doors. The house has settled over the years, and some of the doors are out of plum. So I need to re-shim the jams. With modern doors, I can use my 78" level. But it is too long for the old doors. This level expand to the length of the jam, letting my shim it plum and even. Sure, I could use my 6' level and move it to cover the part of the jam I am working on, but having a level that goes the length of the jam makes things a lot easier. I am sure it will see more uses in the future, but it is definitely filling a current need. As an added bonus, it is easier to store them my 6' and 78" levels!
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        1 found this review helpful
        This is a review on a 24 to 40 inch expandable box type aluminum level use it a couple times so f...
        This is a review on a 24 to 40 inch expandable box type aluminum level use it a couple times so far seems to work rather well just wouldn't think you don't have enough links on it you can extend it out to 40 inches and it dusty pretty true the whole way through I'm I'm really impressed with it I would recommend this to anybody that is replacing the box level looking for something to give you a little bit of expansion that works great on doors would recommend
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        Overall I’m happy with the product but my biggest complain is that it’s not magnetic like the res...
        Overall I’m happy with the product but my biggest complain is that it’s not magnetic like the rest of my Empire levels. I do like how there is measurements on the level when extending. Extends nice, level works good. Weight is not bad, it’s not light, I think my 6’ might weigh less actually but still I’m happy with it and would recommend it. I wish they made it magnetic though.
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        I have been a builder remodeler for 49 years, and as such I have many opportunities to use a tool...
        I have been a builder remodeler for 49 years, and as such I have many opportunities to use a tool like this EMPIRE 24 IN. TO 40 IN. TRUE BLUE EXTENDABLE BOX LEVEL. These Empire levels are of very high quality, the slide extensions have zero play, so are very accurate when extending them to measure longer spans. I have Empire’s 8’ level as well, and I am more than satisfied with it. But these extendable levels are a another step forward, and I love them!
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        This is a chunky 1 ½ inches wide level that provides a good, solid measurement platform and that ...
        This is a chunky 1 ½ inches wide level that provides a good, solid measurement platform and that means stability. Heavier than most similar 48 inch levels because of its ability to extend out to a huge 78 inches it is still lighter and much more manageable than carrying around multiple fixed levels to cover the same range. The tool is machined top and bottom and painted blue front and back. The plastic end caps protect the level and one is easily removable. The extension piece has a screw to control resistance and, therefore, the ability to maintain the desired length setting. The two fixed vials – horizontal and vertical - are a reasonable size and the bubbles are clear to see.
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        1 found this review helpful
        This is the perfect size level for general use, IMHO. 24" is easy to handle, but you can go all ...
        This is the perfect size level for general use, IMHO. 24" is easy to handle, but you can go all the way to 40" as required. The weight is also great - I've seen some expandable levels that were so heavy that you would probably not carry them with you unless you were sure you were going to need it. There is a scale which shows the overall length of the level and the slide, although I'm not sure I would use that instead of just grabbing a tape measure. The level works both laying down and standing on edge, and laying down you can see level in both the 'X' and 'Y' directions at the same time - a real timesaver.
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        Fantastic level and an overall great value I have Milwaukee RedStick Levels and so I'll be compar...
        Fantastic level and an overall great value I have Milwaukee RedStick Levels and so I'll be comparing this level to those. I chose this level because I do custom cabinets and frequently install in places that are between 48"-72". It's nice to be able to extend a line across the space and not have to re-position the level. I think this can replace a variety of levels due to its ability to extend which saves room packing tools for installs. Flatness - the level is perfectly flat compared to my 72" Digital RedStick, I can't see any light between the two even when the Empire is extended to its full capacity. I also don't feel any flex when the Empire is fully extended which makes me very comfortable using it. Extension Size - the extension is the full height of the level. I first thought that wouldn't be the case based on the pictures but was relieved when I saw that it is the same as the body of the level. This is perfect for marking lines above or below the level. Construction - very well built. It is strong and study. It weighs more than my 48" Milwaukee but I expected that. I love my RedStick levels and this is of the same build quality as those. The extension mechanism impressed me. It is a sliding dovetail made from aluminum (at least that's what is seems like) and because the dovetail is very wide, there is no wiggle or flex. I think this will be a very durable mechanism over the life and use of this level and I was impressed that they used this design. Bubble Visibility - this is the only spot where I think the Empire is not on par with the Milwaukee. While the blue vial and bubble is very easy to see, I think the yellow liquid and slightly bigger bubble of the Milwaukee is a bit easier to see, especially in low light. I don't think there is a big difference between the two, but the RedStick has the advantage. I also think the RedStick bubble vials are protected a bit better than the Empire. I don't think that will make a difference for what I do and I cannot see myself breaking the vial. The Empire is still very stout and protects the vial from damage, but again, advantage RedStick. Overall, I am very impressed with this level. I love its simplicity, durability, features, construction, and ease of use. I highly recommend this product; especially for saving space and money by having a single level that can do many jobs.
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