With the new DWHT43003, DeWalt has given the lowly torpedo level a significant upgrade. The tool has an extruded aluminum body with machined edges, and solid block vials that are guaranteed accurate to within 0.0005 inch/inch. One edge is V-grooved and fitted with magnets for work with metal and pipes. Other improvements include a magnified center vial and a rotating end vial with an angle scale on one side and a roof-pitch scale on the other. The level costs about $25.
DeWalt Industrial Tool Co., 800/433-9258, dewalt.com.