Check out: CST/berger 17-640 5-1/4-Inch Abney Hand Level

CST/berger 17-640 5-1/4-Inch Abney Hand Level

CST/berger 17-640 5-1/4-Inch Abney Hand Level
5-1/4″ long with radius arc graduated 0 to 90 degrees in both directions, with vernier reading to 10 minutes and percent of grade scale from 0% to 100%. Complete with Cordura belt loop case.

  • Brass construction
  • Versatile with eyepiece draw providing greater accuracy
  • Convenient design allows quick field maintenance and repair

List Price: $ 87.93

Price: $ 64.01

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3 Responses to “Check out: CST/berger 17-640 5-1/4-Inch Abney Hand Level”

  1. Aaron Frichtl
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What is the slope of that hill?, November 16, 2012
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    Aaron Frichtl (Northern Idaho, USA) –
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    This tool is indispensable for finding the slope of a hill. I am planning on using it to rough out a path for a roadway up the side of a hill. Amazon is the place to buy this tool…my local tool store wanted $25 more than I paid here for the same exact tool.

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  2. C. Wells
    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Bought it to measure tree heights, October 16, 2010
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    C. Wells (NH USA) –
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    First, I’m not a landscaper, builder or any other person who would normally be the type expected to buy a device like this. I’m out in the woods a lot, and I had a need to measure the heights of trees and the altitude differences along a slope, so that I could figure out what trees needed to be cleared to get a proper view.

    It took a while for me to discover that a device like this existed and what it was called. Once I found it, I used this (usually set at 45 degrees) in combination with a laser range finder to get reasonable approximations of how high various trees were around the property. Plus, some basic trigonometry skills (which I had mostly forgotten, so I googled them). It also provided me some assistance in figuring out how many feet up a slope I was walking. It served its purpose.

    I’d give it 5 stars, except that the view of the bubble becomes blocked when I set this much beyond 45 degrees. I don’t know why they designed it that way. Fortunately, it didn’t matter much to me since I usually wanted the 45 degree or 0 degree settings.

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  3. Anonymous
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Quickest way to get approximate heights and slopes, May 18, 2013
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    Simple tool, been around for decades and still useful. Easily measures slopes with reasonable accuracy — anything more accurate takes a lot longer to use. Also an excellent way to estimate the height of a tree or building with a little basic geometry — measure the angles from bottom and top standing several measured distances away from the base of the object whose height you require, then lay out those triangles on graph paper. For quick-and-dirty approximations, pace off the horizontal distances between places where you took the angles; if you know the length off your typical paces that should get you plus-or-minus about 10% for heights in very little time indeed.

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