Have you ever used a bamboo level? Me neither, but I still stand impressed by Johnson’s hardwood one. Apparently bamboo is better than wood since it stands up better to humidity and dry weather.
There are other great things about bamboo besides its ability to remain stable and true in damp and dry conditions. For one, it’s renewable, or at least more renewable than wood. According to Johnson Level, bamboo also has the tensile strength of steel, resists moisture, and is durable enough to endure everyday jobsite use.
With all this in mind, it’s no wonder why Johnson is expanding their line of bamboo layout tools to include t-bevels and try squares.
There will be two versions available – t-bevels and try squares with traditional bamboo handles, and those with carbonized bamboo handles. Carbonization treatment creates a richer, more elegant bamboo finish for the true artisan.
The t-bevel features solid brass edging, and the try square has precision stainless steel gauging edges. Both have stainless steel blades and routed handgrips.
T-Bevels: 1915-0800 (bamboo) and 1926-1000 (carbonized bamboo)
Try Squares: 1909-0800 (bamboo) and 1940-0800 (carbonized bamboo)
All T-Bevels and Try Squares (via Johnson Level & Tool)