Stabila Type 196 Heavy Duty, 2 Level Set, 48"/16"

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The Stabila Type 196 line is the number 1 selling level for framing, trim, masonry and concrete applications. STABILA levels are unparalleled with regard to their accuracy and dependability. The secret - the vials made of block acrylic glass are firmly epoxy-locked in the frame. A perfect system. The vial is firmly cast in the high strength aluminum frame with non-shrink epoxy. No re-adjustment, no realignment, no tensioning against springs made of steel or fatigued plastic, no welding or clamping stresses. Just as accurate after 10 years as on the first day.

Type 196. Stabila's number 1 selling frame design
Lengths included: 16" and 48"
Certified Level Accuracy .029 degrees - 1/32in over 72 inches - 0.5mm per meter right-side up or upside down. Every level is electronically adjusted, then accuracy inspected and certified.
Vials read the same in all positions
Bright easy to read vials will not leak, break, fog or require re-calibration
Level accuracy guaranteed for life
Has a double bridged center vial
Rib-reinforced frame for high strength and light weight. Frame will not warp or twist.
Rubberized hand grips for comfort and grip
Shock-absorbing removable endcaps: Prevent slipping on walls and marking walls. Endcaps can be removed to carry pencil lines tight into corners.
Large metal hang hole to store the level up and off of the work surface
Electrostatic enamel finish: baked on tough, cleans up with water and brush

Especially suitable for craftsmen who subject their tools to extremely demanding conditions and need to measure in all positions for example, in bricklaying and carpentry, in wood construction, reinforced concrete construction, window fitting, road construction and landscaping work.

Tech. Data:
Measurement accuracy in normal position: +/- 1/32in @ 72in
Measurement accuracy in reverse position: +/- 1/32in @ 72in
Number of measuring surfaces: 2
Profile: Rectangular profile with ribs
End caps: Removable / Wall Grips / Shock Absorbing
Spirit Levels
Warranty Overview for the United States and Canada.
STABILA spirit levels will maintain their stated accuracy for life. The fixed vials on all STABILA levels will not fog, leak, or become inaccurate. If they do, you will be given a new level.
Vials that are melted due to excessive heat (example: welding) are not covered under the warranty policy. Bent or damaged frames void warranty.

Laser and Tech (Electronic) Levels
We will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase. Must have copy of receipt for after sale service.

Accessories: Tape Measures, Tripods, Cases, Grade Rods, Etc.
30 Day Warranty against manufacturer defects from the date of purchase.

Moving Parts, I.E. protractor vials, and the extending portion of Plate and XtL levels are not covered under the lifetime guarantee.
Levels with an extension arm that are used on a daily basis require annual user maintenance. We offer an easy to install "maintenance kit" (part #33000) available through your local Stabila dealer that provides all of the slide bearings, lock parts, a new tension spring, wrenches and instructions to renew your slide assembly in less than five minutes.
Tool Sets
Country of Origin:
Made in Germany
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3 Reviews Write a Review

  • 5
    Great product

    Posted by Clayton on Dec 10th 2023

    Excellent set of high quality levels. Can’t be beat.

  • 5
    Stabila 37816 level set

    Posted by Brian Castro on Jan 26th 2022

    If you want to be level or plumb look… Stabila. Don't spend your hard-earned dollars on any other level on the market. They have a good weight to them, solid construction, they don't flex. Great tool.

  • 5
    48”. 37816 type Heavy Duty

    Posted by Mark on Nov 27th 2020

    I have had a number of levels thru the years of remodel and construction business. This one surpasses them all. I wish that I had known about this brand years ago. It would have kept a number of levels out of the trash pile.