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Stabila 37532 Jamber 78-Inch and 32-Inch Aluminum Box Beam Level Set $206.47

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I wouldn't trade my Sola levels for Stabila. Stabila extrusion and end caps are superior, but Stabila vials are soooo bad, I can't believe they haven't improved them after all these years. I guess they leave so much space between the bubble and the lines so you can't easily tell how inaccurate they are? Too bad there isn't more viable competition. If Sola would improve their extrusions & end caps they would be far superior.
I use stabila and prefer the gap . I've used other levels where the bubble sits tight against the lines when level and do not prefer them... when the bubble is tight, it is then difficult to see how much of the bubble is in contact with the line, however minute. There is a reason the stabilas are the industry's standard.
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I use stabila and prefer the gap . I've used other levels where the bubble sits tight against the lines when level and do not prefer them... when the bubble is tight, it is then difficult to see how much of the bubble is in contact with the line, however minute. There is a reason the stabilas are the industry's standard.
The bubble should graze the lines, so that when it is out of level/plumb there is a gap on one side and not the other. That's a lot easier than trying to tell if a sixteenth gap is slightly larger than another sixteenth gap. Have you tried the Solas? I've used a ton of Stabilas, and recently bought a new 8' HD Stabila because the Solas are just too weak when they get that long (mainly because they completely notch the extrusion for the horizontal vial). The only thing Stabila has going for it on the shorter levels is the end cap release, whereas the Sola end caps have to be brute force pulled/wiggled off.
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Well I thought I knew about every weird craftsman obsession but here we are with strong opinions about box levels. Of course.
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Uh oh, wouldn't want to get these guys started on politics! Lol jp around guys. Good debate
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Don't get me started on Festool laugh out loud
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I personally wouldn't trade stabila for other company they are proven to be level. Perfect time to order another set.
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I've used both of these from the same pack that went on sale about 8 years from a different retailer. I bought stabila because it was a lot easier to obtain than a Sola at that time but I do agree that Solas vials are better. With that said I've worked on patios deck and doors and the stabilas have worked great.
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I personally wouldn't trade stabila for other company they are proven to be level. Perfect time to order another set.
Proven by what? All you have to do is flip it around to see if it's reading true or not. I've picked up plenty of brand new Stabilas that were not true. I'm not really trying to argue with anyone, but I wish the consumer (especially the pros) would demand better and stop settling for mediocre.
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Have been using Irwin 2500 Box Beams lately ...very nice to able to look through an axis other than the center on the 72 Smilie
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Proven by what? All you have to do is flip it around to see if it's reading true or not. I've picked up plenty of brand new Stabilas that were not true. I'm not really trying to argue with anyone, but I wish the consumer (especially the pros) would demand better and stop settling for mediocre.
Stabila offers a lifetime guarantee to the accuracy of the vial
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The bubble should graze the lines, so that when it is out of level/plumb there is a gap on one side and not the other. That's a lot easier than trying to tell if a sixteenth gap is slightly larger than another sixteenth gap. Have you tried the Solas? I've used a ton of Stabilas, and recently bought a new 8' HD Stabila because the Solas are just too weak when they get that long (mainly because they completely notch the extrusion for the horizontal vial). The only thing Stabila has going for it on the shorter levels is the end cap release, whereas the Sola end caps have to be brute force pulled/wiggled off.
"Should graze the line"? Hmmm....not sure of the "fact" you speak of....nor is stabila...the industry standard...once again
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Stabila offers a lifetime guarantee to the accuracy of the vial
So does Sola, and probably many others. Autoparts stores also offer lifetime warranty on all the remanufactured junk they sell. So what? The hassle of exercising that guarantee is prohibitive.
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"Should graze the line"? Hmmm....not sure of the "fact" you speak of....nor is stabila...the industry standard...once again
If "industry standard" is all you have to fall back on, then you're just a brand shill. Industry standard doesn't mean improvement couldn't be made.
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