Levels are essential to many DIY jobs because they ensure that guide lines or marks are precisely horizontal (level) or vertical (plumb). You can also use them to set accurate angled guides.
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This contains three vials and is the most versatile level. The vial in the middle is used to determine the horizontal level, while some carpenter's levels have a vertical end vial that can determine plumb. Carpenter's levels are available in several sizes ranging from 24 inches to 6 feet.
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