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No, this level wasn’t a victim of jobsite rage.  Checkpoint designed it to check 0°, 22.5°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 90° angles — the U shape is just a byproduct of its function.  While they were at it they made the U6 in two varieties:  the U6 Flat for flat surfaces and the U6 V-Groove for tubing or conduit.

Checkpoint CNC-machines the U6 from solid 6061-T6 aluminum billet, buff-polishes and aerospace-anodizes it, and then laser-etches the graphics.  They incorporate eight rare-earth neodymium magnets into the U6 Flat and 16 magnets in the V-Groove, to hold these levels securely to any magnetic surface.  The compact 2-1/2″ by 2″ levels contain bubble vials accurate to 45 minutes of arc.

They’re available in Brilliant Red, Royal Blue, Black, and Platinum, and Checkpoint includes a belt case free with every U6 to protect it on the jobsite. The flat-sided model retails for $30 while the V-Grooved model retails for $35.

U6 Flat Level [Checkpoint]
U6 V-Groove [Checkpoint]
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2 Responses to Who Bent My Level?

  1. Before anybody asks, I don’t know what color the U6 Flat is, I got the picture from the Checkpoint web page.


    Maybe it’s a picture of a prototype, or a custom order for somebody else.

  2. Adam R says:

    They look like paper board to me.

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