The Trim Gauge multi-purpose tool features an adjustable sliding scale on both sides for right-hand and left-hand measurements. The thumbscrew locks down the dimension for easy repetitive measurements. Bubble levels are built into the bottom of the tool for easy leveling. It is available in 4-in. and 8-in. sizes.
Brumley Tools, 866-278-8665,www.brumleytools.com
Handcrafted wooden models are accurate within 0.015 in. for the length of the level. They come in three- and five-piece models, and in sizes from 8 in. to 50 in. Door bucks and other accessories are available.
Crick Tool, 800-593-8540,www.cricktool.com
The 870 and 871 box levels are made from aircraft aluminum with ergonomic hand grips for easy use and precision-milled edges for accuracy. Other features include eShock end caps that protect against impact and patented plumb bezels. The 871 levels come with rare-earth PowerMag magnets. Level sizes range from 24 in. to 78 in.
Empire Level, 800-558-0722,www.empirelevel.com
The PRI 2 rotating laser system is designed for horizontal and vertical uses in interior finishing and mechanical and electrical applications. This self-leveling tool has four rotating speeds. One person can operate the laser from up to 100-ft away, while still keeping 360-deg coverage. Additional features include a metal cage, four handles, auto shut-off function, and reinforced housing.
Hilti Inc., 800-879-8000,www.us.hilti.com