Ever Seen An Expandable Empire Level?

 
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Ever Seen An Expandable Empire Level?


I was in a drywall supply house and saw an Empire (I think) with an expandable 'leg'. It was magnetic and looked nice...he was 'offering' it for $100-looked the same size and the long one I use for setting door jambs-is that a six footer?
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Old 01-08-2012, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: Ever Seen An Expandable Empire Level?


sorry, the question....Empire site doesn't list it, anyone seen or used one before? How much do they retail for? My jamb setter is out of level, hoping I can take it back to HD and they will swap it out (based on Empire website note on warranty).

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not impressed with my 4' Empire i liked my Irwin better,i don't have a bilia



but no never seen it....
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I bought three of Empires True Blues, 6,4,2'ers. Highly disappointed in their accuracy.

Until I find something more accurate and durable than Stabila, I'll never buy anything else again.

Forget the expandable Empire and get the Bila.
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stabila makes an expandable level. not sure of its accuracy but given there reputation im sure its mych more accurate then an empire solid level. as for pretty much every other company that makes levels.
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Stabila makes a plate level that's an excellent tool for setting walls & plumbing tall columns. We've had one for about 5 years & it's as accurate today as when it was new.

If you're primarily needing a whiskey stick for hanging standard height doors, I'd buy a Jamber set. It's less money, no moving parts, & you get 2 levels that are the perfect size for hanging most doors.

For taller doors we use a Tajima plumb bob or a laser plumb bob.
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The extendable Stabilas are very nice. Accurate for like 10 feet. The older they get, they kinda get a little wobble to them, not much, maybe only a 1/16 or so around 11 feet ish.
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The extendable Stabilas are very nice. Accurate for like 10 feet. The older they get, they kinda get a little wobble to them, not much, maybe only a 1/16 or so around 11 feet ish.
You can buy a tune up kit for it that's supposed to take the slop out.
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You can buy a tune up kit for it that's supposed to take the slop out.
Awesome, will mention this to the man in charge.
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Re: Ever Seen An Expandable Empire Level?


I think master force levels are made by stabila so if your looking to save a few bucks maybe try those out, menards carries them. I'll stick with my stabilas

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