Milwaukee Pocket Level Review 48-22-5102
The following are some of the things you need to know about Milwaukee Pocket Level:
MILWAUKEE POCKET LEVEL REVIEW
1. What is Milwaukee Pipe Lock Level? 2. How do I use it? 3.
Why does it have two numbers? 4. Is there any other way to read this number? 5. Where can I get one? 6. When will they be available? 7. What kind of light is used? 8. Can I see the bottom of it? 9. Can you make it strobe? 10. How does the red light work? 11. Are there any other features? 12. How do I turn the red light on or off? 13. How long does the battery last? 14. How long is the overall length? 15. How wide is it? 16. Is there a belt clip on the back or anywhere else on the outside? 17. Is it water resistant? 18. Is the lens glass or plastic? 19. What kind of warranty is offered? 20. What kind of material is it made out of? 21. What is the material? 22. Is there a storage spot for the bits? 23. What happened to the 28-Inch level? 24. Will you be selling these at your store? 25. Do you need more review writers? (hint, hint)
26. Does it float? 27. How many colors does it come in? 28.
Where can I buy one? 29. Can I get a plug-in model or re-chargeable? 30. Does it use a needle or a laser? 31. Where is Milwaukee, anyway? 32. What else do you sell? 33. If I have more questions, where can I get answers? 34. What is it made out of? MILWAUKEE POCKET LEVEL REVIEW
What is Milwaukee Pocket Level?
The first thing you need to know about this level is that it isn’t some “adjustable” or “rotating” device. This will not hang pictures in your house. Also, it is not a “sliding” level; you can’t use this to draw straight lines across your wall or floor. Using this product also does not make you a professional; it just means that you’ve got a tool that helps you do something correctly.
You might be asking yourself, “What do I need this for?”
Well think about it. At some point in your life, you’ve probably had to hang a picture, level your washer or dryer, or find the perfect height for your desk. If you’re like me, you’ve probably done everything from stacking up books, to using a piece of string and a ruler, to get these kinds of jobs done. Let’s face it; none of these are particularly accurate.
This handy little tool uses both a level and plumb to get the job done right. The plumb part uses a weight and a string to tell you if something is perfectly vertical. The level part uses those bubbles we learned about in school to show you if it’s perfectly horizontal.
They are combined into one tool so that you can determine both of these things easily.
How do you use it?
The first thing you need to do is figure out what exactly needs to be plumb and what needs to be level. You’ll also need to know how far away from the wall you need to be.
After you’ve decided what you need to do, you can start the job. Most people start at one end of a wall and work their way to the other.
The tool works by sighting across the tool and lining up the two little ‘V’s’ on either end with whatever needs to be plumb or level.
You might have to move around a bit until you find the right spot, but that’s all there is to it.
A Few Other Things To Know
The plumb bob is actually two separate pieces of metal joined together at the top by a piece of string. The string can actually come undone from the metal if you pull it hard enough. Be sure not to mess with the string once it’s attached.
If you ever drop this tool, check the plumb bob to make sure the string hasn’t come undone. If it has, just re-attach it like you found it.
The bubble in the level isn’t exactly in the middle. It’s actually close to the plumb vial. Don’t try to adjust it; it’s factory set and shouldn’t need any adjusting.
You don’t have to use this tool inside a house. It can be used just as easily outside on a slope. If you’re hanging a swing set, for example, this tool will come in very handy.
Take Care of Your New Tool
The best thing about this tool is that it’s made out of metal; it’s pretty durable. The worst thing about this tool is that it’s made out of metal; it can easily rust if you leave it outside or in a place where it will get wet.
Make sure you take a coat of oil (this comes later) once in awhile to prevent this from happening. One of the worst things that can happen is you leave it outside during a rainstorm and come back to find that half of the vials are now cloudy.
If this happens, don’t fret. You still have a perfectly good tool that you can use if you take a little time to fix it.
The only thing that you probably won’t be able to fix is the plumb vial; the string usually gets ruined in this case. You can, however, easily replace the string with another piece of string and re-attach it to the plumb bob.
Take Care Of Your New Tool And It Will Take Care Of You
The tools you have in your toolbox are very useful. Use them properly and they’ll last you a lifetime.
With proper care, this tool will last you a lifetime and then some, long after you’re done with your house.
Credits: This article was based on an older version of the same article found on WikiHow. I made the information more DIY friendly and added illustrations.
Further Reading: A Beginner’s Guide to Framing a House
Last update on 2019-02-02 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
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