The Empire 48 in. – 78 in. True Blue Extendable Box Level provides users with the most versatile performance with the ability to extend for exact fit in any job. The extension box level enables users to achieve a perfect fit in custom or odd size applications and constant surface contact for an accurate read across the full length of material. The adjustable sizing allows users to carry less and do more with the ability to replace up to 3 level sizes and maintain productivity with this all-in-one solution. The Empire patented e-Band Vial Technology provides users with superior readability and reliable 0.0005 in./in accuracy. The extendable level’s mark & scribe edge allows for continuous scribing across the full length of the level, even when extended. The adjustable slide control mechanism allows for customizable friction fit resistance and long term performance. The Empire 48 in. – 78 in. True Blue Extendable Box Level offers leading versatility and accuracy for all tradespeople and the applications they face on a day-to-day basis.
- Extends 48 in. – 78 in. for exact fit in any job
- Replace up to 3 level sizes
- e-Band Vial Technology for superior readability and 0.0005 in./in accuracy
- Adjustable slide control for custom friction fit extension resistance and long term performance
- Mark & scribe edge for continuous scribing capability even when extended
- Tool-free removable end cap allows for scribing accurately into corners
- Rear plumb vial window for easy viewing on both sides
- Integrated ruler scale for repeat layout applications
- High-contrast vial surrounds for improved visibility
- Includes: (1) eXT78 level
Alex Renner (verified owner) –
Top-notch quality level from Empire. This level is an absolute beast and will hold up to any abuse that you can throw out whether it’s at home or on the job site. The best part about this level is the extendability of it it only requires you to carry a 48 inch level with the ability to use an out to 78 inches very handy and you don’t have to carry multiple levels for a job site. The only downside I could see that people might complain about is the fact that it’s a much heavier than most levels
Patrick Feeney (verified owner) –
I have been looking for some extendable levels for a while but I don’t like buying anything but empire. So I was excited to see these. They are heavy but so worth it
Royce Schowalter (verified owner) –
Works very well recommend to everyone . Better than carrying more than one levels around .
Anabel Powlowski (verified owner) –
The True Blue Extendable Box Level is made by Empire. It is 48 inches long and will extend out to 78 inches. It is adjustable to any length between 48 inches and 78 inches long and can be locked in place at any length within this range. Unlike standard levels, this level has only 1 Plumb Vial and 1 Level Vial. It is made of Aluminum so it will not rust. It is quite heavy for a level, weighing 6 lbs. The box level is 1 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches high. The extension has an Integrated Ruler Scale to show the length it is extended to between 48 inches and 78 inches. It has a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
Calista Kirlin (verified owner) –
This Empire extendable level is made very well and is of much better quality than I would expect for the price. The sales pitch advises this level will replace 3 levels -4′, 6′ & 6.5′. I won’t be getting rid of my other levels but I have found this level works for things the others cannot, such as laying out shelving in a walk-in closet whose dimensions are just long and short enough that the other standard levels are more problematic and time consuming to use. This level is built and designed with the profession contractor in mind and is sturdy as well as accurate. What impresses me most is the quality and feel of the extension -I have seen other brands and the extended part fits inside the main body of the level so the only part of the extension that is on the same level line as the main body is the very end of the extension. That is not the case with this tool at all. One cannot have enough levels of different sizes when doing all kinds of carpentry projects and having a quality adjustable level like this one is just icing on the cake (I own 4 other Empire box levels besides this adjustable one and I have only praise for them all). This is a great tool and a must have for any one. I highly recommend it.
Ethelyn Barton (verified owner) –
OK – I admit I am a tool junkie. But I find that this level fits a need for me. My home was built in 1906. It has 76″ doors. The house has settled over the years, and some of the doors are out of plum. So I need to re-shim the jams. With modern doors, I can use my 78″ level. But it is too long for the old doors. This level expand to the length of the jam, letting my shim it plum and even. Sure, I could use my 6′ level and move it to cover the part of the jam I am working on, but having a level that goes the length of the jam makes things a lot easier.I am sure it will see more uses in the future, but it is definitely filling a current need. As an added bonus, it is easier to store them my 6′ and 78″ levels!
Jayme Smith (verified owner) –
Super easy to read, and it is awesome in cramped areas!
Angie Hermann (verified owner) –
Very helpful, but at odd angles cannot see the bubble. I would have paid more for digital with the extension option. Same with the smaller version. Seem well made though
Breanne Johns (verified owner) –
Best one that I’ve seen and it beats you buying so many different lengths
Jody Hermiston (verified owner) –
Perfect level. Very sturdy too
Grayce Swaniawski (verified owner) –
This is the perfect size level for general use, IMHO. 24″ is easy to handle, but you can go all the way to 40″ as required. The weight is also great – I’ve seen some expandable levels that were so heavy that you would probably not carry them with you unless you were sure you were going to need it. There is a scale which shows the overall length of the level and the slide, although I’m not sure I would use that instead of just grabbing a tape measure. The level works both laying down and standing on edge, and laying down you can see level in both the ‘X’ and ‘Y’ directions at the same time – a real timesaver.
Kiana Satterfield (verified owner) –
So far, great level. To be able to carry one level that is actually multiple levels in one is convenient. Will probably also pick up the 2 foot version also.
Ludwig Collier (verified owner) –
This is a review on a 24 to 40 inch expandable box type aluminum level use it a couple times so far seems to work rather well just wouldn’t think you don’t have enough links on it you can extend it out to 40 inches and it dusty pretty true the whole way through I’m I’m really impressed with it I would recommend this to anybody that is replacing the box level looking for something to give you a little bit of expansion that works great on doors would recommend
Toney Skiles (verified owner) –
This is a nice level, however it is significantly thicker and heavier than a standard level. I ended up keeping it but I’m not sure I would order it again knowing how bulky it is.
Matteo Effertz (verified owner) –
Better than Stabila 80T! I’m shocked. Specifically, the continuous scribing edge of the extension member is absolutely in plane with the level body. Also, the slide mechanism is designed so that it is always aligned, without need to actuate a locking mechanism. How long this level will retain its accuracy (the parameter on which Stabila hangs its hat) remains to be seen.That said, every extendable level suffers from weighing much more than its fixed length counterpart. But the versatility trumps this inconvenience, IMO.
Ramiro Hodkiewicz (verified owner) –
Level extends from 24-40 inches to make leveling easy.
Peyton Kris (verified owner) –
It’s a challenge keeping a level on a job. I have a pocket level, a two foot level and a six foot level. What I don’t usually have is the right level for the job at the moment I need it. This 24 to 40 inch level is a great convertible level for a tool bag. 24 inches long it fits into a normal toolbox. But the beauty is its ability to expand to 40 inches for that level self measurement or that oversized picture over the coach. A great gift for the home handyman or even better for the professional who has almost every tool!
Howard Fisher (verified owner) –
Another quality level from Empire. With this level you can end up replacing at least three of your common used levels (48″, 72″ and 78″). So when you think about the fact this level will save you in storage in having the carry the around 3 levels its worth the cost. Additionally, Empire gives a limited lifetime warranty on the vial and casing so that is another bonus for the level.The level is also pretty precise with a very low inaccuracy tolerance level. The level also gives you a tool free end caps removal, adjustable slide control and an integrated ruler. The vials are super easy to read and well positioned. The ruler markings are a dark black on a silver background so makes it super easy to read.Overall this is a quality product that will greatly assist in you being more efficient since you will be able to replace 3 levels with this one level.
Yadira Heller (verified owner) –
It’s great level very accurate & it fits in the cab of the truck.don’t have to worry about this one getting all banged up it has a rugged metal body & slides in about smooth
Sallie Reichel (verified owner) –
Using this level is a different experience. The back side of the level slides out for leveling things more then 24″ apart. I am using it to level across the basement stairway. The stairway comes from outside, and nothing is level. The walls are only 40″ apart – to close for a 48″ level, and too far for a 36″ level. I was using a board with my 36″ level, but that is a lot of messing around. The space doesn’t lend itself to using a laser.I like the fact that I can use it as a 24″ level when I need to, and extend it out when I need a longer level. Such a simple thing when you think about it. A great idea in practice.