Big job for me. Working in backyard. Low budget, but wanted to get it done right. Lots of ups and downs to measure. Tried using string levels. Many errors. Invested in laser level. It didn't say "indoor only" on box. Couldn't see beam beyond 3 feet. Exchanged it for this 24" job (48293). Sensational !! Beam visible at 25 feet in bright August sun. Used my camera tripod. Easy set up with old fashioned bubble level, or LED readout for greater accuracy. Must have saved two or more days work. May never use it again, but as far as I'm concerned, it paid for itself.
My dad has had two of these levels in the past 3 years - both given as Christmas gifts. I gave him the most recent one which lasted as long as the first one he was given which was about 16 months. Granted, it gets a lot of use, but to only last 16 months is ridiculous.
What has happened both times is that the digital display just quits working. No way to fix it that I've found, and seems Sears couldn't be bothered replacing it. I know it's only $60, but still - it *is* a Craftsman product. At one point that brand stood for something. Also, even from the outset, the second model seemed "touchy" and "fidgety" to get to 0 or 90 degrees, which isn't the worst thing, but sometimes it's annoying.
So, for his birthday/Father's day, I'm looking elsewhere for a digital level. Maybe another brand will last a little longer than 16 months. Fool me once, shame on you. Foll me twice, shame on me. No more shame.
A coworker broke my previous (the battery cover) so it just ended up being a regular bubble level. I'd bought it 10 years ago and couldn't believe I was able to rebuy the exact same model again!!!!! It doesn't need any remodeling and it's perfect as it is, thanks so much Sears for that!!
The light is not that good
Great level for the price. Does the job...don't pay more for any other level.
1 year warranty, battery door clasp breaks first time you change the batteries. Sears no help, parts direct no help. Manager asked if I looked elsewhere for replacement? Never again. Small wonder Sears is going belly up!