Tim Uhler's level-of-choice has been a Stabila R Beam level. But this busy framing contractor was anxious to give DeWalt's new carbon-fiber-composite level a try after learning the 48-inch model came in at more than one pound lighter than the Stabila. The box-beam construction has two vials for plumb and a single vial for level, and two small holes that can be used to hang the level from a nail. The level has no handholds and no magnets, but the end caps are small enough to allow the user to draw a line almost to the very end. Many older carpenters favor lighter tools-reason enough to give this one a look. Read More