The Best Types of Leveling Tools

| 1/22/2020 11:01:00 AM

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Doing home improvement jobs on the homestead means you'll need the right equipment for the job. A well-stocked toolbox makes you feel accomplished and ready for anything — the best attitude to have for being self-sufficient. One of the most helpful devices you can have is a leveling tool. 

Levels tell you whether a vertical or horizontal surface is straight by using a vial. The vial contains alcohol and a small bubble.

When the level is aligned with the horizontal surface and the bubble is in the middle of the vial, it means the surface is straight. Though bubble levels — also known as spirit — are the most common type, you have plenty of other options. Here are a few of them, including the best brands for your DIY needs.

1.  Automatic Levels

Also known as tilting levels, these devices help you judge a difference in height over long distances. It sits on a tripod-mounted telescope and uses crosshairs to determine a height difference between two objects. People most commonly use this leveling tool for surveying, foundation work and landscaping. 

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