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At Swanson® we cover all the angles®…

At Swanson® we cover all the angles®.  Which is why we have a created a Swanson® Tips page on our website.  Carpenters and craftsman solve problems that wast time and money everyday.  Most pros have a menthod or work around to conquer all the odd situations that they run in to.  But every once in a while its good to take a refresher course, or investigate a new way of doing things with a specialty tool or exotic technique.  Therefore, Swanson(R) has compiled a list of project and tool tips for review.  stop by and take a look at the list of project and tool tips…  or better yet, submit one of your own.  The first 25 submissions will recieve a FREE WOOD Magnet(R).  Check it out at


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Industrial Grade Layout and Leveling Tools

We’ve taken our name to a whole new level®.  Introducing the Swanson Lightning™ Level.  The Lightning™  Level  The Lightening Level joins a trusted, award-winning line of Swanson industrial grade layout and leveling tools – tools used every day by thousands of top builders, remodelers and contractors who put their reputations on the line with every job. Since 1925, Swanson tools have helped them get jobs done fast, precisely accurate and with ease. It started with the world-famous Swanson Speed® Square, the one layout tool owned by every person who builds anything. The Lightening Level continues that tradition. Exclusive Auto Shutoff, Best Accuracy and Built Tough.

The most visible features on the Lightening Level are its three lighted vials, making them easy to read in the lowest light, even in complete darkness. What is more important is the level’s worldclass accuracy of .0005 inch per foot and its solid construction. Strong, durable acrylic block vials are lit by LEDs that will last a lifetime. Vials include three-ring center lines for easy pitch calculations, like for drainage.
In typical Swanson fashion, even the power supply is improved. It requires just two triple-A batteries (included) that slide safely inside a chamber secured with a screw. Other lighted levels have clumsy packs and require more batteries. One button illuminates all vials or turns them off with a single push.

Auto Shutoff Feature – But what if you leave your lighted level on accidentally? Or it gets turned on by banging into something? If it’s a Lightening Level, no problem – the level’s patent-pending Auto Shutoff feature turns it off after 10 minutes of non-use. So you get the longest possible battery life.
The rugged Lightening Level can take a beating too. Built with Swanson’s quality-centric box beam precision, its Super Shock™ end caps, made with an advanced rubber-polymer blend, absorb five times more shock than other levels.

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