Empire Level Review


For you and me a level is a level.  As long as it works, it’s strong and accurate, that’s what I care about.  However for Empire, it’s a little different.  A level is not a level, the level is their life.  So when they design a level, they don’t just grab vials, a beam and slap their name on it.  They design something that meets our needs of being tough and being reliable.  So let me introduce you to the Empire e70 series.

So what goes into these levels to make these durable?  First, this series is made from a heavy 6061 aircraft aluminum.  Second, the ends are protected with a dual molded rubber end cap to help absorb shock.  So when Empire designed these levels, they made them for the job site and made them durable and tough.

Emprie Level 4Okay, what about working with them?  First, these levels have a milled edge which helps provide accuracy.  In fact this level is accurate to within .0005″ per inch in all 10 working positions.  The vials are blue for easy reading, but that is up to you.  Some prefer green and others prefer blue.  For me, it really doesn’t matter.  Both colors are easy to read.  Another advantage to these levels, they use a solid block acrylic which is resistant to breaking, leaking and fogging.  While the vials are not replaceable, Empire does include a tag number with each level, so you won’t have a problem getting your level fixed.

One cool feature to this level is a user can remove the end caps for a true straight line which is perfect for the corner runs.   This way a user can extend a true straight line from one wall to another.

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Overall this is a great level and probably one of my favorite levels.  Viewing the vials is easy.  The top level is great to view in any angle and is not obstructed by anything.  I love the fact you can remove the end caps when not needed.  Bottom line this is a solid, accurate and well built level.



  1. Wow. Empire (not the carpet company Chicago area joke) was one of my first levels I bought way back in the day. I beieve that I still got it somewhere in the garage. I got it at a Tru Value & it caught my eye because of the color scheme & blue liquid thingy, not as cool as the one you reviewed, but also nice. I’ll go to the garage and pull it out (the level guys, keep it clean) I have moved on to other brands, but it was good to see an old friend being review.

    Eric sorry to hear about the demotion. I always thought you deserve a raise to at least garage organizer or something. You guys are funny. Laters TIA

  2. Looks nice but do they have magnetic level? But if am frome canada and have famliy in the Usa will i be likely able to win and ship to my family ? If not i will still follow tia your to funy and not all canadien are a hold ! Love to watch you guys

  3. Looks like a soild built level, but I havent had much experience with their products. Although Stanly products (in my experence) are slowing droping with there product quality. I have moved over to Dewalt and Milwakee hand tools – even the Home depot brand Wolf is not that bad (For the price).

  4. Great writeup Eric, I have been looking at some levels for the past few weeks, I like the blue vials on this for something new, looks very rugged, i want to try the Irwin levels, see if you can get your hands on some, heard they can support a truck! Keep up the great stuff!

  5. I was in walmart today and spotted an Empire level, i dont believe it was this model but it seemed like a top of the line level to be sold at wal-mart.


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