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Sears has 4 different size digital levels on sale Sept 6-13. Normally I wouldn't be bothered with a digital level but these levels also show PERCENT OF SLOPE in .1 degree increments. For those that are grade challenged like me this is something I have to have. No more measuring to figure grades, just set the level on that grade and read the display. Now if I can just find my Craftsman Club Card.
 

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Here are a couple of pics.



Level set on %grade showing 1.3%.


This level also has a tripod mount, lazer beam, and audible level signal.

JimC.
 

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I bought one of these last year and used it to level the wall of my new layout. I set it on a tripod and used the laser. I was amazed. In full sun, I was able to see the laser beam at 50 feet on the metal tape.

Doc
 

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Got mine. Put it on a flatcar and ran it around stopping about every 4 feet. No I know how much things have settled since I built my roadbed. I found a couple of places that had 4+ % grades that were originally under 3%. I thought the trains were struggling more than they should. Fixed now. :)
 

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Cool...

I used a laser bubble level to build the shop layout, but I found even at a few feet that a big swing was imperceptable on the bubble.
 
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