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    Hello,

    Just bought a machinist's level. It is branded LTF 0.35mm/m, 20cm long.

    0.35mm/m is not very sensitive and is good to get things in the ballpark.

    Does anyone know anything about LTF levels? Are they any good? The website is italian, so it indicates good origin, but they look suspiciously similar to the cheap noname china ones found on ebay
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    Anyhow, I got it cheap and at least the base does not seem to have nicks or burrs (only scratches).

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    Does it say fragile on the box anywhere...that's how you know it's legit from italy.

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    about .004" per foot common for setting machinery and shim calculations as obviously if 10x more sensitive you end up being off scale and not getting any reading to be able to calculate shims.
    i have seen 0.02mm/m levels before and normally you never use to set machines. they are more for measuring lack of flatness or sag for extremely fine adjustments in the under .001" amount normally
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    picture showing a 0.02mm/m square frame level. it was useless 90% of the time til I added the 0.4mm/m (.005"per ft) level on it. literally after i added the less sensitive level i used it 10x more often
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    most levels have a up and down and also a side to side adjustment. how vial attached matters. some vials just glued and if glue comes loose it needs to be redone. obviously vial needs to not move around when level tilted
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    I too want to use 2 levels. This one which is 0.35mm/m and the Heinrich Erb which is 0.05mm/m.

    But back to the original question: Does anyone know anything about the LTF brand? Is it a good one? Or is just a china crap with a printed label?

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