Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by KIAB, May 1, 2017.
Price of skips is wicked, down here in Somerset, it's £260 for a 8 ton skip.
Piece of wood with a marble on it is what i use!
Be interesting the see how you get on with the profile and how they compare between left and right handed people.
I have a 4 ft and a 6ft Fatmax. Best levels I've ever had. Even though I don't use them much nowadays, I wouldn't part with them.
I would have been robbed trying to clear everything into skips, so I did some searching and the grab lorry works out cheaper.
It's £380 for each 32 tonne load. That's the equivalent of four skips. With 1.2m by 600mm foundations there sure is a lot of muck to shift.
Checked 600, 1200 and 2000 levels this morning. 600 and 1200 are accurate with the bubbles in same place. The liquid in the 1200 level has gone lighter in colour.
Surprisingly 2000 is out. Checkec it both ways on flat surface and bubble is in different places. Not happy as i paid something like £70 for this one and neen abused.
I would soon be moaning to the company, if it was my level & having paid £70 for it.
Small 10" torpedo level is out buy a bit as well. Use this one quite often as is useful for sockets and switches.
Think I'll write them an email about 2m one. Is only anout 3 years old. See what response I get.
Would never have checked them otherwise as trusted the brand.
Sent them a message on the website.
I paid £55 for the level in 2015, so less than I quoted above.
Have you tried the feather in a bowl of water method?
Worth a email, might get a new level.
I use these....They are all spot on but you would probably want something a bit better. I only really use them for marking out chases and kitchens etc.
I hope so, the 600 and 1200 one have a milled aluminum finish to top and bottom. The 2000 one is just powder coated.
Still ok for chases as don't need it to be 100% accurate, but no point in keeping a level that is out.
Just found this:
Although its for USA and CA.
Stabila for me and nowt else, have owned a 106T type for a few years now, check that baby out. Game changer.
Can't you just replace the bubble? I always carry a couple of spares...
Received an e-mail reply back from Stabila, Germany and they say they give a 10 year warranty on accuracy of the levels.
They have provided details for agency in UK for any warrant claims.
This is the detail they gave me, which is not far from me.
Brian Hyde Ltd.
West Midlands B90 4LZ
Tel: 0121-705 7987
Is it spirit level season.
Just dug a 600mm one out my shed for a job and the liquid is now clear. Virtually unusable in daylight.
Not a level I use very often, normally bigger or smaller.
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