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Starrett 98-12 Precision Machinists' Level, 12" (300mm) Length, With Ground Single And Cross Test Vials

4.7 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

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Specifications for this item
Brand Name Starrett
Part Number 98-12
UPC 049659504439
EAN 0049659504439
Item Weight 3.3 pounds
Manufacturer Warranty Description Manufacturer
Number of Items 1
UNSPSC Code 27111802

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Product Features

  • 12" precision machinists' spirit level with a main vial and a cross-test vial for determining horizontal plane and a plumb vial for determining vertical plane
  • Graduated, ground glass main vial has a sensitivity of 0.42 mm/m or 80 to 90 seconds and is adjustable to a positive setting for accurate results
  • Cross-test vial enables simultaneous leveling in two directions
  • V-shaped groove along the base provides reliable seating when leveling round items
  • Cast iron base for durability


Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002FUO8G
  • Item model number: 98-12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,699 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

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Product Description

The Starrett 98-12 precision machinists’ level is a 12" long spirit level with a graduated main vial that has a sensitivity of 0.42 mm/m or 80 to 90 seconds for determining horizontal plane, a cross-test vial that enables simultaneous leveling in two directions, and a plumb vial for determining vertical plane. The main vial is adjustable to a positive setting for accurate results, is made of ground glass vial that resists scratching to provide clear readings, and is housed in a brass tube with a friction-fit closing to resist breakage. A V-shaped groove along the base provides reliable seating when leveling round items such as pipe, conduit, and shafts. The level has a cast iron base for durability. Levels are used in the building trades, engineering, surveying, and metalworking, among other applications.

Levels are instruments that are used to determine the true horizontal or vertical plane of a surface. The most common type of level is the spirit level, or bubble level. Spirit levels have a liquid-filled, bowed tube (also called a vial) with a bubble that moves when slight adjustments are made to the level. When the bubble settles between marked points on the vial, it indicates that a surface is horizontally or vertically straight. Levels can have one or more vials to determine the horizontal plane, the vertical plane, or various points between, such as a 45-degree angle, simultaneously. Some levels include a laser line indicator that projects a horizontal or vertical beam on a surface. Bullseye levels, or surface levels, are circular, flat-bottomed spirit levels that determine whether a surface plane is level. Machinists’ levels are made of metal and have surfaces designed specifically for rugged use in a machine shop or tool room. Levels can range from highly-complex and accurate machines, such as those used in the surveying and construction industry, to precision instruments used in carpentry and other building trades, to simple, pocket-sized devices for do-it-yourself projects.

The L.S. Starrett Company manufactures precision measuring tools, metrology and testing equipment, and saw blade products. The company, founded in 1880, is headquartered in Athol, MA.

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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I was amazed of the accuracy of a machinists type of level vs a good carpenters level. No comparison, and Starrett, as anyone knows has a reputation that is second to none.

When I borrowed my brother's Starrett 8" machinist level, and used it to level my pool table, it truly did the job so well, that it's almost like magic, seeing how straight the balls could actually roll, and even when hit slow, they continue on their straight path with no variation at all of getting off course. I had been trying to get one of these for over a year on e-bay, but gosh, the prices were always over $100.00 even for those that could have been taken better care of. I finally decided to pay a little more and just get a new one. It will easily hold its value by taking care of it, and in 30 years time, will be worth more if not abused.

Next project will be a plane, and needed something I could truly rely on to level the table with. It already made a believer out of me with how well it leveled my pool table. I use digital levelers on occasion, but trust this one more. And 100 years down the road to whomever inherits and still has this level, if they had taken care of it, it'll still be as good as the day I bought it. One can't say as much for electronic levels and will probably be lucky to get ten years use out of them. Their displays have a tendency to go out, and they are a bit finicky. It's nice when old fashioned technology trumps some of this new stuff. This is one such case.
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i use this to level pool tables. very very very accurate. Its so accurate I drive myself crazy trying to get it perfectly level. a must have for accurate leveling jobs!
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The level is what I expected the best most accurate of all levels.
The shipper "LASERSHIP" did not leave the pkg. at our front door?
The driver left it on the bottom of our stairs in sight of our street, so we were fortunate it was not stolen!
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With 5 mils accuracy per foot, this is the perfect tool for leveling a pool table. The cost of the tool was about the same as a professional leveling service, and lasts a lifetime.
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Levels my pool table perfectly! I tried to do the job with a carpenter's level, that wasn't sensitive enough. This does the job splendidly!
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Does what it said it will, and is very well manigactured, look forward to still having it in 30 years time
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The starrett 12 inch level is extremely accurate. Great deal!!😃
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