Beautiful, well made, and accurate! Those are the words that come to mind when I use a Crick level.
These levels are handmade in the USA (which is a rarity these days) and they’re constructed from quality materials. The standard level is made of African Mansonia and Michigan Red Maple. Upgrade woods are Beech, Cherry, Teak, Rosewood, and Cabrueva. Hardened stainless steel binding and end caps add to the durability of this product.
The tempered lenses used are a stout 1/8″ thick. The feature I found most intriguing is the curved vials used in these levels.
Why curved vials? They settle faster and are easier to read. The standard straight vial that is found in the majority of levels is very responsive which is great if you’re in a sports car, but when it comes to levels, it makes reading the tool more difficult because it bounces too much.
So, I’m not sure how much can be said about a level to review it other than, it works or doesn’t… With that, I think this level is great, easy to use, and easy to read. Crick guarantee’s their levels to read within .015″ over the length of the level and warranty’s the product for a period of 3 years. The lenses are replaceable on these levels and Crick even has an in house restoration shop!
Now, I don’t make a living with a level, but I do take pride in all of my tools. If you’re the same, you’ll appreciate the quality and pride that goes into each Crick level. If you do make a living with a level, I’m certain that you’ll be impressed.
Be sure to check out cricktool.com and see their full product line.
The downside is that the price of this level is out of reach for most outside of the professional arena. You know what they say about tools though, you get what you pay for.
Full Disclosure: This product was provided by Crick for my unbiased use and review. If I wouldn’t buy or use this product, I’d tell you.