Milwaukee’s philosophy is to provide their core users with new products that make their tasks easier, quicker, or better. So even though there are plenty of other torpedo levels on the market, Milwaukee’s throwing two of their own into the ring.
There will be two models available – a reaming level (48-22-5109) that’s aimed at plumbers, and another model (48-22-5009) designed for electricians. Of course, both levels can be used by any type of user, but the idea is that different functions will benefit different trades.
Milwaukee Reaming Torpedo Level
The reaming torpedo level has three bubble vials – 0°, 45°, and 90°. The 0° vial includes additional markings to help determine pitch angle (1/8″ and 1/4″ per foot).
The new plumber-focused level can ream the edges of small-diameter PVC pipes.
And it can also ream large pipes – that’s what the grooves along the edges are for.
If you’re wondering what the pointed end on the left side of the small-diameter reamer is, that’s for light digging/clearing when laying pipe outside.
The reaming level features a magnetic base, with the embedded magnets spaced out to allow the level to sit atop the edges of common-diameter metal pipes.
Milwaukee Electrician Torpedo Level
The electrician level has four bubble vials – 0°, 30°, 45°, and 90°.
The two channels at the center of the level are designed to aid in leveling both outlets and light switches, with sufficient clearance to access the fixtures’ screws.
A magnetic V-groove base will come in handy when leveling pipes and conduits.
At the center of the level a small machined groove allows for clearance over welds and seams.
Lastly, a hole at one end of the level allows for a small loop to hang the level from a nail (or tool belt).
Both levels will be available in November 2012. Pricing details are not yet available, but $25 sticks out in my mind.