Kapro 340-08D Magnetic Folding Post Level
- Brand: Kapro
- Manufacturer: Kapro
- Model: 340-08D
- Weight: 0.4
- For simultaneously determining the horizontal and vertical plane
- Injection-molded acrylic vials: two level and one plumb
- Folds closed, opens flat, and locks every 15Â°
- Four magnets for attaching to metal surfaces
- PVC body for impact resistance
The Kapro 340 post level is a 5.4" x 7.6" spirit level with two level vials and one plumb vial with a sensitivity of 0.001"/inch for simultaneously determining the horizontal and vertical plane of posts, pipes, and beams. The vials are made of injection-molded acrylic to resist breakage. The level folds closed, opens flat, and locks every 15° to accommodate different pipe, post, and beam sizes to 6" in diameter. It has four magnets for attaching to metal surfaces and an elastic band for securing to non-metal surfaces, and is made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) for impact resistance. Levels are used in the building trades, engineering, surveying, and metalworking, among other applications.
Levels are instruments that are used to determine the true horizontal or vertical plane of a surface. The most common type of level is the spirit level, or bubble level. Spirit levels have a liquid-filled, bowed tube (also called a vial) with a bubble that moves when slight adjustments are made to the level. When the bubble settles between marked points on the vial, it indicates that a surface is horizontally or vertically straight. Levels can have one or more vials to determine the horizontal plane, the vertical plane, or various points between, such as a 45-degree angle, simultaneously. Some levels include a laser line indicator that projects a horizontal or vertical beam on a surface. Bullseye levels, or surface levels, are circular, flat-bottomed spirit levels that determine whether a surface plane is level. Machinists’ levels are made of metal and have surfaces designed specifically for rugged use in a machine shop or tool room. Levels can range from highly-complex and accurate machines, such as those used in the surveying and construction industry, to precision instruments used in carpentry and other building trades, to simple, pocket-sized devices for do-it-yourself projects.
Kapro manufactures spirit levels, laser levels, layout tools, and measuring tools. The company, founded in Israel in 1974, meets International Organization of Standardization (ISO) standards 9001, 14001, and SA8000.