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Multi-Purpose Measuring, Marking and Leveling Tool.


Instructions

This page is to get into more detail on the uses of the "Measure Level".  Below, you will find different categories  of use and some picture demonstrations to help you better understand how to get the most out of this product.  Use the links below to jump straight to your area of interest.

find a start point shelving and towel racks curtain rods pictures objects with uneven hole patterns using for cut-outs 

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First a few precautions.

1.  Never over-tighten the thumbscrew.  Just slight pressure against the ruler is enough to keep it from moving.

2.  Try to keep the level block centered between the marking points, as this is where the greatest accuracy is, however,  you may position the level block to a position where it is easiest to  view when marking the  wall,  and still maintain a high degree of accuracy.                                                      

3.  When pushing the marking points into the wall, push directly over the point with your finger, thumb or palm of your hand.   Never strike the "Measure Level" with any object or damage and loss of accuracy may occur.

4.  It is safe to use ordinary cleaners on the "Measure Level".   Soaps and detergents.   Never use abrasives or harsh chemicals, such as solvents, paint thinners, acetone etc.                                     

5.  As  with  any tool, use adequate safety precautions for the conditions of use.  When working overhead, always use safety goggles.  Always protect your feet in case of dropping anything. 

6.  If you damage a corner of the tool, you may file off the raised material with a metal file, however be careful not to file off the silk screening.

7.  Keep away from children due to sharp points on tool.                         

Please note:  The descriptions below are just suggestions on how to use the Measure Level.  You may find that through use, there might be a way that works better for you.  This tool's use is not limited by instructions below.  There are numerous other ways is which this tool can be used, and can not be all listed here.  Use your imagination.. and feel free to let us know of any uses you may find.

While the instructions below may seem wordy and possibly over simplified, we assure you, the tool is extremely easy to understand and use.  We are only trying to trying to cover as many scenarios as possible, even though some information repeats itself. 

Finding a starting point :   (back to top)

A starting point is any point on a wall where you want to place a nail, screw or drill a hole for mounting or attaching something. Or, it can just be a place from which to measure to other points on a wall.  To locate a starting point, measure down from the ceiling or up from the floor, and then over from a wall or other object.  It is important to do this in only one location for the entire project, as ceilings and floors are not straight,  or even level to each other.  This is your starting point.  Make all of your other measurements from this point.  You may attach a mounting device here, or work to any point on the wall from this mark keeping all your hangings level and evenly spaced.  The dimple left by the marking point is conveniently conical to help start a nail, screw or any other mounting hardware.

To find a starting point from another object or corner of an adjacent wall, and or ceiling/floor, you first need to understand the concept of "walking" the tool down the wall.  When using only slight pressure on one point, you can pivot the tool around that point to level again, then using slight pressure on the other point, pivot around that one, always referencing the levels after each pivot to maintain a straight line down the wall.  Doing this in succession, you can move down a wall to virtually any point on that wall, or even around corners.  You only need to position the points at a distance that is convenient for calculating the distance traveled. The points used with slight pressure will grip the wall, but not leave unwanted marks on the wall.

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Shelving and towel racks:   (back to top)

To hang shelving with 2 independent mounting brackets, you must first determine where you want the corner of the shelf to be.  This is an excellent tool for this job.  You may use the method above to find the corner of the shelf, and from there walk the tool to the first mounting point.  Or, once you know where the corner of the shelf will be, add the distances over and down to the first mounting hole, and use the method above to go directly to the first mounting point.  Make a dimple at the first mounting point. Then, set the Measure Level to the distance for the mounting point of the second bracket.  Place one of the points into the dimple you just made, and making sure the tool is level horizontally, push the tool into the wall to make the dimple for the second bracket.   Now, preset the Measure Level for the vertical distance between the mounting holes of one bracket. Then, place one point in the dimple already made, and make sure you are level vertically.  Press the Measure Level to make the second mounting point, and do the same for the other bracket.  Once this is done, mount the support brackets and shelf.  You should have a shelf that is level and exactly where you want it to be.  When using this method, you can hang multiple shelves, evenly spaced and at the same height.

Curtain Rods:   (back to top)

First, you must determine where you want the mounting brackets to be placed in relation to the window opening.  Once you have done that, your starting point for the "Measure Level" will be the top right or top left corner of the window opening.

          Example:

Your first fastening point needs to be 4" to the side and 2" above the window opening.  Preset the "Measure Level" points 4" apart.  Place one point into the corner of the window opening and hold there.  Make sure the "Measure Level" is level and apply only slight pressure to the opposite point.  Rotate the "Measure Level"  to vertical.  Loosen and move the free point to 2" from the point you are holding pressure on.  Making sure you are exactly vertical, press the top point into the wall to make a dimple.  This point will be 4" to the side and 2" above the corner of the window opening.  Because the window opening may not be level, use the dimple just made to walk the tool to the other side of the window instead of measuring from the other corner.  This will ensure the curtains are level and not just straight to the window opening.

Pictures:   (back to top)

For mounting pictures, simply preset the points to the desired distance.  Place the "Measure Level" against the wall, and when it is level, depress the points into the wall.  The resulting dimples are where you will place the nails or screws.  Or if you want the picture a certain distance from a corner or other object, use the method above.

Objects with uneven hole patterns:   (back to top)

For objects with uneven hole patterns, such as a triangle, or offset pattern, first determine which holes will be in a line either horizontally or vertically.  These are the holes you want to mark on the wall.  Once you have marked these holes, mount the fastener or bracket on the wall.  Once the bracket is firmly mounted, you may attach the screws or nails through the remaining holes, as they don't need to be marked prior to mounting.

Using the "Measure Level" for marking cut-outs in a wall:   (back to top)

The "Measure Level" can be used to mark a wall for a cut-out.  These cut-outs may be for outlet boxes, windows, or anything else.

Example:  For circles, find the center of the circle to be cut.  Preset the "Measure Level" to the radius of the circle (half of the diameter).  Place one point into the center of the circle to be cut.  Apply medium pressure to the point in the center, and just enough pressure on the second point to leave a scribe mark in the surface you are marking, and swing this point around in a full circle.  The second point will leave a perfect circle scribed around your center point.

Example:  For square cut-outs, find your first point and simply mark the four corners of where you want the cut-out to be.  You can then use the ruler to draw a line between the dimples, leaving a perfect square or rectangle to cut out.

When you are marking holes close together, you can remove the level block, and place it outside of the two points instead of in between.  This will allow you to mark holes as close as 1/2 inch apart.  Always keep the level block in a convenient place for viewing.  When using any level, the most accurate viewing position is straight on, and not at an angle.

We hope this gives you a better understanding of the uses for the "Measure Level".  If you have any questions, or suggestions, please visit our "Contact Us" page and let us know.  We will make every effort to contact all respondents in a timely manner.

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