Q&A on Levels

Q:  Does the Johnson Level & Tool limited warranty apply to items purchased on on-line auction sites such as e-Bay?

A:  No. Our warranty states "Seller extends the following limited warranty to the initial purchaser and first end-user only..." We consider anything sold on auction web sites as used equipment, therefore the warranty does not apply.

Q: How do I check the accuracy of a spirit level?

Checking accuracy is a very simple process. 

To check the horizontal vial:Spirit Level by Johnson Level

  1. Place the level on a flat surface.
  2. Make two marks:
    1. One at an end of the level.
    2. One along the side of the level, in the center where the vial is.
  3. Look at the vial and take a reading of the bubble's position.
  4. Rotate the level 180° end-to-end and align the level with your marks.
  5. Take a second reading. If the level is accurate, the bubble will be in the same position for both readings.

To check the vertical vial:

  1. Hold the level against a vertical flat surface, like a wall.
  2. Make two marks:
    1. One at an end of the level.
    2. One along the side of the leve, in the center where the vial is.
  3. Look at the vial and take a reading of the bubble's position.
  4. Rotate the level 180° side-to-side and align the level with your marks.
  5. Take a second reading. If the level is accurate, the bubble will be in the same position for both readings.

For more how-to information, have a look at our guide of how-to's for levels and tools.

Q: How can I replace a broken vial in one of your levels?

 A: With our patented Quik-Change® vial design, you can replace a vial in minutes using just a slotted screwdriver.  Please go to Levelpedia's Other Nuggets section and check out how to replace a spirit level vial.

Q: Which of your levels is right for me?

A: That depends largely on what you want to use it for.  Different types of levels are designed for different purposes.  Please see our guide on choosing the right tool for more detailed information.

Q: How should I take care of my wood level?

A: Clean it, dry it, dil it.  For specific directions, we offer a LevelPedia guide on how to care for a wood level.

 

 

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