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Vintage vs. Modern Tools

See how tool materials and designs have changed over the years as experts compare tape measures, squares, bevels and more.

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levels have not changed much in last 100 years
Photo 4 of 6Levels have not changed very much in the last 100 years.

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The traditional level has bubbles, just like most modern versions, and its casing was made with brass and mahogany. High-end extruded aluminum torpedo levels have a built-in laser beam to transfer a distance measurement to another piece farther away.

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