How to choose an Electronic Digital Level for the Contractor - by

We discuss the important questions to consider when purchasing a Electronic Digital Level.
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Oct. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Most levels only give you information at level (0 degrees) and plumb (90 degrees) using bubbles that you have to bring to center visually between two lines.  With an Electronic Digital Level you have an inclinometer sensor that lets you measure digitally, electronically and with an actual number at every angle, all 360 degrees of a complete circle.

Questions you need to consider when purchasing an Electronic Digital Level:

How accurate is the digital display?
Without a doubt this is one of the most important aspects of an electronic level. Most digital levels are accurate to .1º at 0 and 90º degrees.

How accurate are the bubbles?
If you cannot trust the bubbles, then you cannot trust that you have the tool lined up properly, in which case you cannot trust the readings.  Good vials that are easy to read are important.

What type of batteries do you need?
Most digital levels operate on AAA or 9 volt batteries.

How long do the batteries last, and how easy is it to change the batteries?        

Do you need protective end caps or handle grips?
Good handle grips can help make the level easy to use and at the same time reduce the number of times the level gets bumped around.  Protective rubber end caps help protect the level in the event of that the level is dropped.

Do I need an audible beep?
Most digital levels will beep at 0, 45 and 90 degrees.

What functions and reading do you need from an Electronic Digital Level?

         Up/Down Arrows
         Angle - Gives you the degree of a given angle
         Slope - Gives you the slope of a line or grade, displayed in a percentage  or inches
         per foot.
         Hold - locks the current measurement on the display screen
         Calibration – the ability to re-calibrate the unit if dropped is very important.  How  easy is it to calibrate is also important.

About Lasco Laser & Instrument Company
LASCO Inc. has been serving the construction industry since 1975. We are the leading source for construction lasers, surveying instruments, automatic machine control systems and supplies for the entire construction industry. We are proud to represent names like AGL, Apache, Berger, Bosch, Calculated Industries, CST, David White, Digipas, Johnson Level and Tool, Keson, Laser Alignment, Laser Reference, Leica, MD Building Products, Nedo, Nikon, Northwest Instruments, PLS, Schonstedt, Sokkia, Spectra Physics/Trimble and Topcon to name just a few.

LASCO Inc. not only supplies the very best Laser and Instruments, but from our first day of business in 1975, it has provided the best in-house repair service in the world. We believe our service technicians are the best trained in the industry.

We provide both warranty and non-warranty in house repairs for most major brands of construction Lasers and Survey instruments offered on the market today.

For more information contact:
Dan Hill, Lasco Laser & Instrument Company
Toll Free (US/Canada): 866-374-5428 Tel: 616-949-5070 or
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Company Information:

Name: Lasco Laser & Instrument Company.
Address: 3220 Jefferson Ave SE
City: Grand Rapids
State: Michigan
ZIP: 49548
Phone: 616-949-5070
FAX: 616-949-2137
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Location:Grand Rapids - Michigan - United States
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