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Craftsman  24 in. Digital LaserTrac® Level

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Reg Price: $69.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions and Weight:
Item Weight (lbs.): 1.96
Overall Dimensions: 24.2 x 1.3 x 3.94 inches
Product Overview:
Automatic Shut Off: Yes
Laser Classifications: Class IIIa
Laser Type: Dot Laser
Level Edge Material: Aluminum
Leveling Type: Horizontal & Vertical
Number of Beams: 1
Package Contents: 24 inches Digital Level and Manual
Self-Leveling: No
Water Resistant: No
Color:
Color/Finish: Silver
Intended Use:
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/outdoor
Measuring Tool:
Measuring Tool Accuracy: +/- 1/4 in. at 100 ft.
Measuring Tool Display Type: LCD
Measuring Tool Range: 24 inches
Case:
Case Included: No
Battery:
Battery Included: Battery Not Included
Battery Type: AAA
Number of Batteries Included: None
Number of Batteries Required: 2
Remote Control:
Remote Control: No

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New digital technology clearly reads the angle of the tool to the 1/10 of a degree. Reads right side up or down. Audible tone identifies angle in 45-degree increments from 0 to 90 degrees. Recalls last 9 measurements, calculates degrees between two angles, projects bright red laser dot accurately to 1/4 in. at 100 feet. Use tripod threads or hang magnetically. Wt. 2.5 lbs. Catalog/Online Exclusive.

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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17 Reviewers (57.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Stearman809
Oct 29 , 2009
Great value for the price - what more could you ask for ?

I've wanted a SmartLevel for years, but really don't need one enough to spend that kind of money.  Never had a laser level either - I always "make do".  I bought this online, unseen, on the spur of the moment, because it was on sale for $39.99.

I didn't read any reviews till just now, and I really wonder if what I have is the same model as the unsatisfied guys received.  I just don't have those problems.

I still haven't read any of the instructions, but my 60-year-old eyes can read the display easily.  Yes, there is a definite limitation in the viewing angle from the left, but it's fine from the top, bottom, and right.  All LCD displays have this issue - even the expensive calculator I use every day.  In any event, reading this display is far easier than looking intently (exactly straight on if you want to be accurate) at the bubble every time.  I found the "zero" button right away - it's right there on the top left above the power button.  I don't know what the battery life would be if I left the laser on for hours, but since I don't plan to use it for laser light shows, I don't anticipate a problem.

I immediately checked levels of cabinets and counters all around our kitchen, which I remodeled a few years ago.  When I did that job, I had to compensate for sloping floors in a 135-year-old house.  I needed to transfer levels in some cases over 20 feet to make sure the granite would have a level base once I was done.  Imagine the hours I could have saved if I'd had had this tool then.  I checked it at various angles against my other levels, including machinists' levels, and it's just fine.  I went outside and checked level over 80 feet (a convenient tree) and find the laser to be very wewll-aligned too.  I'm thrilled - now I just want an excuse (and tme) to use it.

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brianlongo
May 20 , 2011
Ok while it lasts, which isn't very long

My dad has had two of these levels in the past 3 years - both given as Christmas gifts. I gave him the most recent one which lasted as long as the first one he was given which was about 16 months. Granted, it gets a lot of use, but to only last 16 months is ridiculous.

What has happened both times is that the digital display just quits working. No way to fix it that I've found, and seems Sears couldn't be bothered replacing it. I know it's only $60, but still - it *is* a Craftsman product. At one point that brand stood for something. Also, even from the outset, the second model seemed "touchy" and "fidgety" to get to 0 or 90 degrees, which isn't the worst thing, but sometimes it's annoying.

So, for his birthday/Father's day, I'm looking elsewhere for a digital level. Maybe another brand will last a little longer than 16 months. Fool me once, shame on you. Foll me twice, shame on me. No more shame.

 

aircker

Richland, WA

Feb 27 , 2014
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Overall
High Tech

This has been a great level, very solid construction. You can actually measure how far out of plumb or level rather than just looking at the bubble.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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bobesherman

Hallandale, FL

Jan 20 , 2014
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Poor design

The level works but I wanted a laser line on the wall and this model doesn't do it


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MarkWL

Denton, TX

Sep 8 , 2013
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Okay depending on your needs

For the price this is not a bad product. I'd go as far as saying its "good" but not great. It is accurate and technically speaking can be manually calibrated but it is NOT self-calibrating which is a major down side. Its strong points are that it is accurate to the 10th of a degree which is very accurate compared to the old centering the bubble technique and it has a pretty solid metal construction. It?s okay point is that it CAN be manually calibrated, though the instructions don't explain how to do this. It is tricky to figure out, but once you've done it, it is easy to repeat. I will explain how. The way it is done is find a perfectly flat surface or as close as you can get. A granite counter top or flat table top would work well. Next, shim one side of the level up (let?s say the left for the purposes of this explanation) so you know the level slopes down to the right. Be sure and tape the shim down so it doesn?t move and draw a line on it at the left edge of the level so you can line it up at the same place every time (also draw a line or place a piece of tape on the right edge of the level for the same reason). Now turn the level on and zero it out. Now turn the level around 180 degrees so it faces the opposite direction. Now take the reading. Let?s say it says + 4 degrees. (Note, since you know the direction of your slope/pitch, if it does not read + something after zeroing it and turning it 180 degrees, you have either done something wrong or you have a defective level.) So it says + 4. Take that number (or whatever number you get) and divide it by 2 (obviously 4 ? 2 = 2). This gives you the actual pitch/slop of the shimmed level because by zeroing rotating it 180 degrees, you doubled your error. Now, rotate the level 180 degrees again so it is facing the original direction with the shim under the left side and the left and right edges exactly where your lines are. It should again read 0 degrees (if it doesn't you have either done something wrong, e.g. moved it wrong, or your level is defective). Now shim the right side until the level reads + 2 degrees. Once you hit + 2 degrees, stop, tape the shim in place and zero out the level. Your level is now calibrated. Though this seems tedious, it is not very difficult and you can repeat it much quicker. I found that the level does remain calibrated when turned off and back on, but if it is bumped hard or, heaven forbid...dropped, it is going to need to be recalibrated. Be gentle with any level or it is not going to be accurate for long. The weak points of this level are that 1) it is not self-calibrating, 2) it takes a moment to solidify its readout and 3) the laser seems to me to be useless because there is no way to know if it is perfectly calibrated with the level itself (and I doubt it is). I am not a big laser person anyway. Overall, for the price it is better than other 24? non-self-calibrating digital levels on the market.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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mcstorch

Isle la Motte, VT

Apr 13 , 2013
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Overall
really like this level

allows accurate alignment of components during aircraft assembly

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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franconiaphil

Contoocook, NH

Nov 9 , 2012
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not on the level LEVEL

I was surprised to find find such a high rating for a product that does not do its function. It looks and feels nice, cool electronic display and a handy laser, BUT it is not accurate as a level so what good is it. Knowing that it was not accurate and not having the manual, I came here to find how to calibrate the level. . . . YOU CAN'T. The tool is virtually useless now, can't trust any of the electronic readings. Bubble level works OK, trust old school. All those 5 stars are on looks not function or ignorance on the use of the tool.


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Curlyq1269

Homer City, PA

Oct 29 , 2012
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Lousy level - BEWARE!

Well, I like quality and am willing to pay extra for it. When I saw these levels on sale, I bought the 4 ft, 2 ft, and 10 inch models. Spent a LOT of money still, but being an engineer, I like to be accurate when I build things. All of these levels react a LOT slower than competitors models. Calibration (and lack of the ability to calibrate the unit) is terrible. When I measure something with the level in one direction and flip the level around and get two different readings after they finally stabilize. I'm about ready to just give all three away and either go back to the bubble levels or buy the competitor's product. I would never buy one of these again!!! Good package and presentation, but TERRIBLE execution of the task at hand!!!!


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wpcktt

Lubbock, TX

Mar 3 , 2012
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24" Digital Laser Level

This Level is very easy to use and is very accurate. Perfect lenght to make it one of your most used levels, the laser turns it from a 5 star to a 10!!!


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country957

Rochester, MN

Nov 17 , 2011
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digital number just quit working

The digital numbers quit working and with no way to fix it I think it is about worthless.


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brianlongo

Jacksonville, NC

May 20 , 2011
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Ok while it lasts, which isn't very long

My dad has had two of these levels in the past 3 years - both given as Christmas gifts. I gave him the most recent one which lasted as long as the first one he was given which was about 16 months. Granted, it gets a lot of use, but to only last 16 months is ridiculous.

What has happened both times is that the digital display just quits working. No way to fix it that I've found, and seems Sears couldn't be bothered replacing it. I know it's only $60, but still - it *is* a Craftsman product. At one point that brand stood for something. Also, even from the outset, the second model seemed "touchy" and "fidgety" to get to 0 or 90 degrees, which isn't the worst thing, but sometimes it's annoying.

So, for his birthday/Father's day, I'm looking elsewhere for a digital level. Maybe another brand will last a little longer than 16 months. Fool me once, shame on you. Foll me twice, shame on me. No more shame.


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sp-train-77

Rancho Cordova, CA

May 17 , 2011
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Very accurate

I tend to buy the smaller versions of most tools. I have worked on aircraft for years where we have to carry our tools with us to where ever the aircraft is parked and a ramp tug is not always available for the ride. I had the 10" version of this level and really liked it but kept finding its short length limiting. I finally broke down and bought the 24 inch version. Man, what a difference the longer level has made. Much easier to accomplish tasks that were a struggle with the shorter level. Of course, the technology works perfectly as it did with the shorter unit so I am quite happy with this level.

"Sacramento" Bruce Conklin


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