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Unread 11-28-2002, 10:01 AM   #1
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What brand do you use? Any of you use a Cricket? Is it worth the extra money?
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Unread 11-28-2002, 11:13 AM   #2
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I can answer that. What's a Cricket?
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Unread 11-28-2002, 11:58 AM   #3
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Jeremy,

Never heard of a cricket, didnt know you could use those buggers as levels.....
I used to buy levels constantly when they go bad I use them as straight edges. Now I use only Stabila's, and it's the best money I ever spent. I have sent levels back after questioning there accuracy and on 2 occasions recieved new levels. There lifetime warranty is enough for me.


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Unread 11-28-2002, 12:51 PM   #4
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I was looking at levels at a masonry supply house and they said the "Cricket" brand is the best level you can get. I never heard of it either. I just want to buy the best I can afford to start with and avoid junk. Ill look into the Stabila.
Here is a link to the "Cricket" site.
http://www.cricktool.com

John, you beat Bud to it! I figured he would have something to say like he did when I asked what a "rack" was. His reply, "Jeremy, thats what boy Elks have on their heads". And I thought it was a tool
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Unread 11-28-2002, 01:47 PM   #5
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Well I went to the Stabila site http://www.stabila.com and they seem to have the best deal out there! Far less expensive and a lifetime warranty, Im sold. Only problem now is they make too many models and I dont have enough $ for them all!!! Im a tool junkie.
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Unread 11-28-2002, 03:55 PM   #6
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For the best,can't do better than a Stabila.I bought one when I was eighteen,in 1963, but left it in England 7 1/2 years ago.It was a wee bit messy, but still true.
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Unread 11-28-2002, 07:47 PM   #7
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http://www.master-level.com/

Here's a good one as well. Nice accesories with the extensions and grade level setup. I have a 2- 4 footers and a 2 footer that I can connect together to get longer lengths if needed.


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Unread 11-28-2002, 08:07 PM   #8
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I have 2 Stabila levels,a 2 and a 4 foot.They have little rubber bumpers on them so that they grip onto the wall.I've abused them,dropped them...still true.Except the only clean areas on them are the windows and the edges. I have a one foot level from Master-Level.Made in Barrie,ON.

Salesman Chip/Art that hangs out here told me that he was a Master Level rep for the US years ago and that they used to have 12" level throwing contests as a testament to the level's integrity.It has an adjustable,spring loaded vial.I think it's as good as the Stabila,except for that ugly neon green colour.
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Unread 11-28-2002, 08:08 PM   #9
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Unread 11-28-2002, 09:12 PM   #10
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I have for years used Sands cast aluminum levels. I like them because they have square, sharp edges and ends all around. Can draw lines very nicely, and make marks at end of the level which doesn't work with the levels with tapered or rounded end caps. Pretty tough and I've never had one lose accuracy. Very good screeds for mud work, too. Well, the little mud work I do, anyway.

The new ones are a little bit skinnier than the old ones and the finish on the tool is not nearly as nice as the old ones. Progress!

But they are still nice tools. Come in four lengths, I think. I use the 24s and 48s a lot. The recent 48" cost about $60.

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Unread 11-29-2002, 01:33 PM   #11
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As usual Bud is wrong.

A rack is not something boy elks have on their heads. A rack is a medevial torture device used to turn a 6' person into a 7' person.
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Unread 11-29-2002, 05:51 PM   #12
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When looking for Racks,One must be careful to avoid looking at the Wrong rack.Wives frown on wrong rack reconoitering
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