What is a spirit level's sensitivity?

The higher the sensitivity the more precise the spirit level is. This means that the bubble of a more precise spirit level reacts more when one end of the spirit level is lifted.

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What is a spirit level's tolerance?

Manufacturing tolerance is the sum of all possible minor and microscopically small errors during production. Tolerance is thus the divergence from sensitivity, and the smaller the value the better.

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A higher level Get the facts straight on spirit levels

  • 4 things to look for when buying a spirit level.

    Too many spirit levels to choose from? Here’s a guide to make your choice easier.

  • 5 facts about our vials.

    The fluid-filled containers that give you a level reading are called vials. The liquid in the vials is usually oil or alcohol so that the air bubble inside can move freely.

  • How accurate is your spirit level?

    Manufacturing tolerance is the sum of all possible minor and microscopically small errors during production. Tolerance is thus the divergence from sensitivity, and the smaller the value the better.

  • Why sensitivity matters.

    The higher the sensitivity the more precise the spirit level is. This means that the bubble of a more precise spirit level reacts more when one end of the spirit level is lifted.

  • Why length matters.

    The strength of the spirit level is determined by the shape and thickness of the profile, as well as the holes for the vials.

  • The story about spirit levels.

    No one knows how old spirit levels really are. However, it is known that the Romans used water filled tanks as primitive spirit levels when building their famous aqueducts.