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How Tools Work:
Use this section for a quick understanding of tools, in an easy-to-read format.

  • LASER LEVELS
    • How can I use a Laser Level in an outdoor setting?
    • What is a Builder’s Level? How do Builder’s Levels work?
    • What are Story Poles made of and what are they used for?
    • What are Grade Rods and what kinds of measurements do they use?
    • Where can I see a glossary of Laser Level terms?
    • What are the benefits of Dot/Plumb laser levels?
    • Why are Automatic Levels becoming the go-to laser levels?
    • How do I use a Transit Level?
    • How do Rotary Laser Levels work?
    • What is a Tripod? How do Tripods for Laser Levels work?
    • How do I use a Laser Line Level?
    • What are the benefits of a Johnson Magnetic Pulley (Sheave) Level?
    • What is a Theodolite and what are they used for?
    • Q&A on Laser Levels.
    • Laser Level quiz.
  • LEVELS
    • What are Hand Levels used for?
    • What are Torpedo Levels used for?
    • How do I use a Post Level?
    • Who uses a Wood/Spirit Level?
    • What are the benefits of I-Beam Levels v. Box Beam Levels?
    • Why are the Vials on levels certain colors with certain measurements?
    • How do I use a Spirit Level?
    • Q&A on Spirit Levels.
    • Spirit Level quiz.
  • OTHER TOOLS
    • What makes a pencil a Carpenter’s Pencil?
    • What is an Elevation Grade?
    • How do I use a Tape Measure?
    • Is there a difference between a Straight Edge and a Cutting Guide?
    • How do I choose a construction Measuring Tool?
    • What is a Measuring Wheel and how do I use it?
    • What’s the difference between Barricade and Flagging Tape?
  • HOW-TO GUIDES
    • Drywall T-Square
    • Try Square
    • Plumb Bob
    • Framing Square
    • 98-Inch Aluminum Cutting Guide
    • Combination Square
    • T-Bevels
    • Rafter Angle Squares
  • MISCELLANEOUS
    • Service Manuals
    • Service Policies
    • Laser Distance Measure

Construction Tool Uses and Applications:
Use this section to learn which tools to use during which projects.
BY PRODUCT
Spirit Level product applications in the medical field
Rotary Laser Level product applications in construction
Dot Laser Level product applications
Line Laser Level product applications
BY PROJECT/USER
Pre-Construction Contractors
Finish Carpenters
Deck Builders
Others
Electricians
Homeowners and Decorators
Construction and Building Contractors
BY VIDEO
Ask Gus: Spring Deck Cleaning and Deck Repair
How to Establish Grade and Elevation on a Construction Job Site
How to Use a Rotary Laser Level to Frame a Window
How to Establish Grade with an Electronic Self-Leveling Laser
How to Install and Align a Rail System with a 26X Automatic Level


Press Releases:
Read this section to get an idea of the latest products we have to offer.
Johnson’s Big Idea for the Johnny Square®
Johnson Level and Tool Announces Measuring Tool Line Expansion
Johnson Level Introduces a New Laser Distance Measure
Johnson Level Adds QR Codes to Packaging and Advertising
Johnson Level Introduces the World’s First Bamboo Level
Johnson Level Introduces Cast Aluminum Welder’s Level
Johnson Level Introduces Sheave Alignment Laser Level
Johnson Level Introduces Stud-Squared Power Tape
Johnson Level Launches the Johnny Square Professional Aluminum Rafter Angle Square
Johnson Level Leads the Way in Bamboo Tools
Johnson Level Maximum Accuracy Billet Levels
Johnson Level Becomes SPEC MIX BRICKLAYER 500 & Level Sponsor


Johnson Level Tool Reviews:
This section is home to third-party reviews of Johnson Level tools.

LASER LEVEL REVIEWS
Self-Leveling Combination 2 Line & 5 Dot Laser Level, Model Number 40-6685
Johnson Red Beam Industrial Magnetic Pulley (Sheave) Alignment Laser
40-6670 Self-Leveling 2 Beam Laser Dot
40-6616 Tiling/Flooring Laser Level – Review #1
40-6616 Tiling/Flooring Laser Level – Review #2
40-6184 Three-Beam Magnetic Torpedo Laser Level

Rotary Laser Level Reviews
40-6544 Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal and Vertical Rotary Laser
40-0918 Manual-Leveling Rotary Laser Level – Review #1
40-6532 Self-Leveling Rotary Laser Level
40-0918 Manual-Leveling Rotary Laser Level – Review #2
40-0918 Manual-Leveling Rotary Laser Level – Review #3
40-6515/40-6516/40-6517 Self-Leveling Rotary Laser Level

Line Laser Level Reviews
Johnson Level – Now Made of Grass
Johnson Level 40-6616 Tile and Flooring Laser – Hardwood Flooring Project – Review #3
40-6625 Self-Leveling Ultra-Bright Cross-Line Laser Level
40-6616 Tile Laser / Flooring Laser Level – Review #4
40-0912 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level
40-6616 Tiling/Flooring Laser Level – Review #5
40-6616 Tiling/Flooring Laser Level – Review #6
9250 HOT SHOT LaserMouse
40-0921 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level – Review #1
40-0921 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level – Review #2

MEASURING TOOL REVIEWS
Matching Molding Profiles
Johnson EZ Read™ Measuring & Layout Tools
Johnson Level Measuring Tools

Laser Distance Measure Tool Reviews
Johnson Laser Distance Measure 40-6004 Review – Beam One Up, Scotty
Johnson Level 40-6005 230 ΠLaser Distance Measure Review
40-6001 Laser Distance Measure – Review #1
40-6001 Laser Distance Measure – Review #2
40-6001 Laser Distance Measure – Review #3
40-6001 Laser Distance Measure – Review #4
40-6001 Laser Distance Measure – Review #5
40-6001 Laser Distance Measure – Review #6
40-6005 Laser Distance Measure

Power Tape Measure Reviews
1804-0025 Power Tape Measure with Auto-Lock
Johnson Level Tape Measure Line
1806-0025 Tape Measure – Review #1
1806-0025 Tape Measure – Review #2
1805-0025 Job Site Power Tape Measure
1812-0025 Stud Squared & 1819-0025 PlanReader Power Tapes – Review #1
1812-0025 Stud Squared Power Tape – Review #2
1819-0025 PlanReader Power Tape

Squares and Rulers Reviews
Johnson Johnny Square Aluminum Rafter Square RAS-1 Review - Review #1
Johnson Johnny Square® Professional Aluminum Rafter Square - Review #2
Johnson Level Johnny Square 1941-0700 – Tool Review
Johnson Rafter Angle "Speed Square"
ADS48 The Original Aluminum Adjust-A-Square T-Squares Series
Try Squares and T-Bevel Reviews
Johnson Level Debuts Bamboo T-Bevels And Try-Squares


SPIRIT LEVEL REVIEWS
700 EcoTech Series Wood Level
1501-4800 Magnetic BIG J Heavy Duty Aluminum Level – Review #1
1501-4800 Magnetic BIG J Aluminum Level – Review #2

Digital Box Level Reviews
40-6028/40-6048 Digital Level
40-6048 Digital Level

Torpedo Level Reviews
Two New Billet Magnetic Torpedo Levels From Johnson
Johnson 6" Magnetic Billet Torpedo Level
5500M-GLO 9" Magnetic Glo-View® Heavy Duty Aluminum Torpedo Level
007 Magnetic Glo-View Torpedo Level
1404-1000 Magnetic Torpedo Welder's Level – Review #1
1404-1000 Magnetic Torpedo Level – Review #2
1404-1000 Magnetic Torpedo Level – Review #3

Box Level Reviews
Johnson Magnetic Aluminum Box Level Quick Review
Johnson Magnetic Aluminum Box Level Quick Review
1707-4800 Glo-View Heavy Duty Aluminum Box Level – Review #1
1708-4800 Magnetic Glo-View Box Level
1707-4800 Glo-View Heavy Duty Aluminum Box Level – Review #2
1707-4800 Glo-View Heavy Duty Aluminum Box Level – Review #3
1707-4800 Glo-View Heavy Duty Aluminum Box Level – Review #4

I-Beam Level Reviews
Johnson 3800 Series I-Beam Level Review

DIGITAL/ELECTRONIC LEVEL REVIEWS
40-6065 Digital Laser Level & Angle Locator
40-6080 Electronic Level Inclinometer with Rotating Display
40-6064 Digital Angle Locator

SPECIAL PURPOSE LEVEL REVIEWS
Painless Picture Hanging
118000 Picture Perfect Level – Review #1
118000 Picture Perfect Level – Review #2
175 Series Post Level


Choosing the Right Tool:
Use this page to help you choose the right tool for your specific job.
Choosing A Laser Level
Johnson Measuring Tools for Professional Tradesmen and DIY Homeowners
Choosing Digital and Electronic Levels
Choosing A Line Laser Level for Indoor Use Only
Choosing a Rotary Laser Levels for Both Indoor & Outdoor Use
Choosing Optical Instruments
How to Choose a Laser Distance Measure
Choosing A Line Laser Levels for Outdoor and Indoor Use
How to Choose Dot Laser Levels / Plumb Laser Levels
Choosing an Outdoor Rotary Laser Level
Choosing an Indoor Rotary Laser Level


Trade Articles:
Use this page to find out more about your trade.
40-6645 TRI-Line Laser
Johnson Level Awarded Mid-Size Business of the Year
Johnson Level and Tool 40-6048 48-Inch Digital Level - How to & Real User Review
From Water Levels to Laser Levels
Johnson Level Awarded 2009 Partner in Performance by Grainger
Making Money Selling Free Software: ActionXL Teams with Johnson Level
Using Technology to Expand a Level's Accuracy Beyond Perception
Construction Laser Levels Explained
Adoption of Lasers in the Construction Industry
Many Contractors are Using Lasers to Enhance Construction Jobsite Productivity and Profitability

 

  • How Tools Work:
    Use this section for a quick understanding of tools, in an easy-to-read format.

  • Uses and Applications:
    Use this section to get jump started on where to use your levels and laser levels
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    • Where do I use rotary laser levels?
    • If I'm a building contractor, can I use either a rotary laser or an optical level?
    • What Product Applications are the best fit for what tools?
  • Choosing the Right Tool:
    Use this section as a double-check on your next purchase.Making sure you have the right tool for the job is important to buying the features you need and not buying features you don't!

    • What's important when it comes to buying Rotary Laser Levels?
    • How do I choose a laser distance measuring tool?
    • What features on laser levels do I need for what jobs?
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