Levels, Squares & Measuring Tool Reviews & Buying Guides

The following reviews of measuring tools includes tape measures, box levels, squares, and laser measuring devices. That last category is becoming more and more extravagant. Advanced laser measures can be used for both distance as well as calculating volume and area from multiple measurements. For level reviews, new measuring tools include laser systems that can generate horizontal, vertical, and plumb lines simultaneously. Level Reviews, Squares & Measuring Tools on the Jobsite Aside from the tools mentioned above, we also review new smart tools with Bluetooth functionality so tradesmen can understand what works—and what’s gimmicky. There’s also the new Bosch digital levels, Milwaukee InkZall liquid paint markersEmpire Level laser etched squares, and the Fluke VT02 Visual Infrared IR thermometer. As technology improves, our reviews continue to analyze and compare modern tools against the trade and true performers. In this way we can see if new advances improve or just make more complex the tools we use. The last thing we want is to slow down the process of layout and measuring.

Irwin Strait-Line tape measures

Irwin Strait-Line Tape Measures

Irwin Strait-Line Tape Measures Promise High Durability And Reach Tape measures might be consumables, but that doesn’t mean we want to replace them frequently or use junky ones. Many tape measures can’t hold up under the demanding applications of professional work for long. Irwin is challenging this idea with its Strait-Line tape measures. With three […]

Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure

Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure 93LDM100C

Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure Offers Simple Operation And Affordable Price The Klein compact laser distance measure (93LDM100C) has quite a few differences when compared to the discontinued 93LDM65 model and the laser measure built into the NCVT-6 voltage tester. Is simpler better? Let’s take a look. Using the Klein Compact Laser Distance Measure Range […]

Bosch GLM165-27CG Laser Measure

Bosch GLM165-27CG Blaze Green Beam 165-Foot Laser Measure

Bosch GLM165-27CG Laser Measure Reaches New Heights Bosch is definitely no stranger to the laser measure scene and they’ve recently introduced a few newcomers to their Blaze lineup. Bosch’s 165-foot laser measures have come a long way since the GLM165-40 we reviewed back in 2018. Today, the Bosch GLM165-27CG 165-foot laser measure boasts impressive technology […]

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros

Best Bubble Level Buying Guide for Pros 2022

Finding the best bubble level doesn’t have to be an exercise in frustration in spite of the vast number of options out there. In general, there are plenty of reputable choices. Sometimes, you just need to know what other Pros are using to validate your thoughts. Known also as a spirit level, here are some […]

Best Tape Measure Reviews

Best Tape Measure Reviews for 2022

Tape measures are a staple in everyone’s toolbox from the most seasoned Pro to the greenest DIYer. Ranging in length and price, most cost less than $30. But are all tape measures created equally? Of course not. We’re breaking things down into the categories our Pro team says are most important when they’re looking for […]

Review9.2(out of 10)
Ox Tools Pro Tuff Blade Tape Measure

Ox Tools Pro Tuff Blade Tape Measure Review OX-P506025

Ox Tools Pro Tuff Blade Tape Measure Targets Premium Competitors Tape measures are a staple in everyone’s toolbox from the most seasoned Pro to the greenest DIYer and range in both price and length. But are all tape measures created equally? Certainly not. The OX Tools Pro Tuff Blade tape measure targets the premium end […]

Klein Tools 93LDM100C compact laser distance measurer

Klein Tools 93LDM100C Compact Laser Distance Measurer

The Klein Tools 93LDM100C compact laser distance measurer has quite a few differences when compared to their previous 93LDM65 model. Find out what changed, and which features were dropped in favor of a more lightweight, streamlined system in the new compact model. 93LDM100C Compact Laser Distance Measurer – The Big Deal For starters, the first […]

Milwaukee Green Laser

Milwaukee M12 Green Single-Plane Laser

Adding to the already extensive lineup of Milwaukee cross line laser levels, the company is releasing the M12 Green Single-Plane Laser (3631-21). Built for focused leveling applications, they claim that the newest edition in the M12 laser lineup delivers more power and visibility than previous models, as well as an easier setup. Milwaukee M12 Green […]

Swanson Aluminum Speed Square Review

Swanson Aluminum Speed Square Review

The Swanson Aluminum Speed Square is one of our top 10 go-to tools in the framing and construction business. It is simply one of the tools you will invariably keep in your tool belt. You’ll find yourself using it for cutting simple lumber. You can also make complex angle calculations and measurements on roofing trusses. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)
Hilti 12V Green Cross Line Laser Review PM 20-CG A12

Hilti 12V Green Cross Line Laser Level Review PM 20-CG A12

Hilti 12V Green Cross Line Laser Level Targets Jobsite Tough Design We’ve been super-excited about Hilti Nuron cordless tools, but today we’re shifting our attention to the 12V line. The Hilti 12V green cross line laser level is on our radar, and we wanted to see how the PM 20-CG A12 compares to other lasers […]