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    Hidden tool deal? Digital Levels

    Just was flipping through the sunday paper and came across the Sears ads.

    Digital level for $40 for a short 10" one, in store have the 24" for about $70. When looking online have never seen 'em even used on E-Bay for less than $75, more likely $100+.

    So just wanted to pass it along.

    Model 48292

    Also till the 9th the 24" is $50 on the site too. Got mine locally, which is normally next to impossible.

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    Linkage: http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes

    My Smart Level was $155, fortunately a client paid for it.

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    Cool!

    With one of those, when I'm not accurately measuring my bike's head tube angle, I can burn a hole in my dog's retina!

    Sweet! I'm getting one!

    <img src="http://s7.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00948292000?rgn=0,0,820,820&scl=3.28&fmt=jpeg">
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    Thanks again, JmZ, didn't know this thing existed! Walked in to Sears yesterday and picked one up.

    Been looking at those hokey angle finder guages for a while and haven't been impressed enough to drop the $10. But this thing...

    Pretty heafty, but not overly so. Takes two AAA batteries not included in the box (so you can't play with it on the drive home). It's got a threaded tripod mount plus magnets on the bottom for non-bike related stuff.

    Too klunky to hold right up against the head tube and get a measurement, but no problem holding it abeam the tubing and measuring "close enough". Display accuracy is 0.1; stated accuracy is 0.2.

    The display is backlit and the digits "flip" upside-down when the unit is rotated past 90. It's got a conversion button to convert to % rise or to rise in inches per foot. It's also got a resetable zero for relative measurements.

    Plus, the laser beam is super cool and, as predicted, the dog loves it! (Just plan ahead and stash a doggie treat somewhere in the cushions or under the table for the mutt to "find" when you're ready to quit playing.)
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    Here I was assuming that digital levels were used for measuring trail out-slope.

    I have been using an adjustable builders square with a level bubble to measure head tube angle (provided the floor is dead level).

    On the subject of trail building I use a Stablia level with an adjustable as they call it "Protractor vial" which is a bubble in a bezel type thingy....

    Or you could click this link http://www.stabila.com/main.taf?p=1,1,5,1

    The one I have is longer (about 2 foot) than the one pictured but it show the adjustable bubble well. No need for batteries totally reliable simple solution.

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