This magnetic post level has been designed for difficult 1-man jobs where hands-free work is a must. This tool is used to level and plumb posts, flagpoles, water pipes, railings and decks – all with 1 tool. Easy to use design: 2 sided molded plastic forming a 90° angle, 5 in. H and 3 in. W on each side with 3 vials.
- Strip magnets and elastic strap for hands-free work
- Constructed of high impact composite material
- Best choice for metal posts
- Level designed for difficult 1-man jobs where hands free work is a must
- Recommended for heavy duty use
- We believe the exacting quality and accuracy of our product has kept the Swanson name on the minds of our customers for more than 90 years
- Yellow level comes with Swanson 1-year limited warranty
- Level Type: Magnetic
- Package Quantity: 1
- Material: Steel
- Tools Product Type: Hand Tool
- Condition: New
- Features: Hand-Held,Magnetic
- Hand Tool Type: Standard Level
- Accuracy: .00050 in
- Number of Vials: 3
- Level Length (in.): 2.76
- Assembled Depth (in.): 4.73 in
- Assembled Width (in.): 2.76 in
- Assembled Height (in.): 19 in
This is a very handy product for ensuring posts are plumb in both directions when building post & rail fences. It is manufactured from a high visibility yellow plastic that should be visible if dropped in the grass. It includes a bubble vial that can be used for horizontal leveling when building decks. The magnetic feature is iffy, it didn’t work well on a metal stake for garden fencing but did work on 2-¼” galvanized metal pipe like that used for chain link fence. The included strap is not as resilient as a rubber band but does work on 4″ square posts. It also has a small hole for a nail if you want to hang on the corner of posts rather than use the strap. It would be really nice if they could make this to fold like a door hinge to store in a tool box or nail apron.
How useful is this? Very useful. Makes it easy to do just what the name says. “Post level”. I went around my yard checking every post and seeing which were the winners and which were the losers. It has magnets attached for attaching to metal posts. Stuck well on one post but on another that was heavily galvanized you had to treat it carefully or it would have slid down or fallen off. With a careful touch I was able to work with it. The next time I set a post I’ll be glad I have this tool. I’ve used levels for making posts plumb before but you have to move them around to different sides and measure repeatedly. This one checks both dimensional planes at once. There’s a hole in the corner where you could tack a small nail if you wanted to set a wooden post. It’s from Swanson, I’m not an expert but I believe Swanson is known for quality levels and they’ve been in business around 100 years. .
Another well made, functional and inexpensive tool for your home or workplace. Made from a bright yellow, high impact composite material allowing for an easy to find feature in your work shop. All three Vials, two horizontal and one vertical, have a nice bubble and are bright for easy to read. Four strip magnets, two on each side, hold to bare metal well but struggle if the metal has a plastic coating or some type of non-magnetic coating like paint or even rust on it. The strap is “ok” but will not take much abuse but the primary holding feature is the magnets. The price of this product is such that you should buy several. Product functions as advertised but I’m not convinced it is a “heavy duty” use product as the OEM states. The post level does stick to bare metal but struggles if there is any nonmagnetic coating on the metal. Love the color, easy to find, easy to read bubble, can’t go wrong with this product. Recommended.
Everything is fine it’s just a level is what it is…
Worked as advertised
Great price — great value. my posts are installed and plumb!
the magnet is very weak i’m using on sign posts one flat surface but ninda works
This post level is a very needed tool for my toolbox. I like the size of this level, which makes easy to store in my box. Being made of plastic makes it maintenance free and durable as metal ones can corrode. The magnetic strips inside it are a plus when using it on metal posts. It also came with a band to hold it in place to non magnetic surface. I’ve found you can also use it on horizontal surfaces also.
The 5 inch Speedlite Magnetic Post Leveler arrived quickly and well packaged to prevent shipping damage.It was one piece and well insulated with dunnage. I selected it because of it’s unique characteristic design. I like the one piece 90 degree placement with horizontal and verticle bubble indicators. The magnetic characteristic is the best feature. I use it for buikding projects with large and small square lumber. The quality is excellent and easy to use. It’s working out as planned and would oreder it again.
The Swanson 5 in. Speedlite Magnetic Post Level will be very useful to get posts plumb. I do not think the birds care if the posts that hold the birdhouses are a half bubble off plumb, but the weather station prefers to be mounted on a vertical post. Using this level will be much better than using a torpedo level to get plumb in one axis, then again at 90° around the post. “Lather, rinse, repeat.” Wish I had this post level years ago.