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True Blue 12 in. Magnetic Tool Box Level

  • 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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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

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.
  • 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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Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in.)
.625 in
Assembled Height (in.)
13.75 in
Assembled Width (in.)
13.75 in
Level Length (in.)
12

Details

Accuracy
.0005 in
Condition
New
Features
No Additional Features
Hand Tool Type
Standard Level
Level Type
Magnetic
Material
Aluminum
Number of Vials
4
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

3Questions8Answers

Made where?

Asked by MoMo January 24, 2021
1
Answer

China

How to read the gradient . where the bubble should b How to read the gradient level

Asked by Loaf July 26, 2020
2
Answers

All bubble levels should have the bubble centered in the vial. This level has a feature that helps determine how far out of level the object you are checking. The markings allow you to adjust the object to level be suggesting how far out of level it is. The level is only one foot, so if you are working with an object that is several feet long, the actual adjustment will be greater than what is listed on the vial. This is my favorite level when working with small objects such as drawers and drawer slides, as well as door adjustment with European hinges.

What is the weight of this item?

Asked by BigFoot November 17, 2018
5
Answers

I also bought the 48" which is about 2 lbs., the 12" is only a few ounces, about .5 lbs.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
    out of 352 reviews
  • 98% recommend this product
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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
by Beav
1 person found this 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.
by RM33
13 people found this helpful
Precision and low price ...
Precision and low price
by Dutra
1 person found this helpful
Excellent product. Solid frame and convenient magnet. Accurate and easy to read. Price right also.
Excellent product. Solid frame and convenient magnet. Accurate and easy to read. Price right also.
by Fv
1 person found this helpful
Ease of use
Ease of use
by Dan
1 person found this helpful
Great Quality Torpedo Level
This is a good looking level and passes true in all positions. The "out-of-level" notches are accurate, but I would still double check against true-level if you're trying to pitch anything, just to make sure. The 45 degree tests true as well in both directions. My picture shows I'm just a hair off, but still on the line, of a piece that another torpedo level read as true. The magnet is solid, but not ridiculously strong, which is a positive.
by Anroyals
8 people found this helpful
GOOD ALL-AROUND LEVEL, ACCURATE READINGS, FANTASTIC QUALITY
I love this level; from the moment I first picked it up, it has a nice weight to it and I knew that it's built well and solid. So I have no worries of it breaking. The vials are true blue which makes it easier to see the contrasting bubble inside even from some distance away; the bubbles are very accurate. I like that it has a choice of 4 vials which enables to check the leveling at the different angles. Good to know it's made in USA; I'm sick and tired of buying things made in China. I have used this level to hang a glass shelf above the A/C unit in my living room. Will use it again to install shelving in the kitchen and bathroom. Perfect!
by Qwizz220
3 people found this helpful
Handy for medium size block wall construction
Grabbed this level for individual block level checks as I built a 60+ foot long retaining wall and a firepit. Perfect size for my required use.
by HomeDesignAmetuer
2 people found this helpful
Great small level, love the VARI-PITCH vial feature
I have owned the 24" and 72" Empire e2G series box levels for a few years now and love them. They are large and beefy and the design with the handles and rubber bumpers makes them great to work with. What I have been lacking is a smaller level, for smaller projects or tight spaces. I do have a small cheap torpedo level that seems to work, but despite it's apparent accuracy, I never really trust it, and I wanted a slightly longer level. (in my photos, you can see the width of the lines on the cheap yellow level are much wider than the bubble, whereas the lines on the Empire are right next to the bubble) This 12" Empire is great. It's a nice handy size that is relatively compact, but large enough to give me confidence when checking different surfaces. The one feature that I didn't even know about when I ordered it was the "VARI-PITCH" vial, which has markings for 1/8" - 1/2". I have wanted that feature on every level I've used. I can see that something is off, but I was always guessing how much. Do I adjust 1/8"? Or is it 1/4" off? It was always a guessing game and you just had to hold the level in place and slowly adjust, or place the level on the workpiece and slowly adjust the piece, guessing on the amount until it becomes level. The VARI-PITCH feature is awesome--I can't believe it hasn't been standard on levels for years. The feature is described on the box as being for setting drainage, but I'll definitely use it for leveling. I think this feature alone will make this my favorite level, and well worth the very reasonable price for this model. The magnet on one side is plenty strong enough to hold the level securely and firmly to a magnetic surface. Fantastic little level! I love it!
by L111
4 people found this helpful
Great little level
Just picked this up for plumbing my bath and kitchen. What a good choice. This level has 4 vials each showing a different level at hand. All are clear and bluish in color. The level itself has a magnetic strip on one side and a grooved side. The grooved side has 2 windows for viewing the level from above. Making it easier when in a tight spot or working above and below. This is an Empire tool. Which I have come to respect. Empire makes quality tools which I rely on. These are solidly constructed tools with excellent features. I have several and have not been disappointed.
by HandyAndy2010
1 person found this helpful
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