Sola's new Focus Vial Level is designed with a strong emphasis on readability. Instead of using traditional marking lines, the manufacturer has darkened the outer edges of the vial and made the bubble tight to the edges, so it's easy to see. The vial is also slightly magnified and the fluid is darker than normal, producing a stronger contrast at the bubble. Plus the vial has a slight glow that helps in low-light conditions. The level comes in sizes from 2 to 8 feet long.
¦ Price: $70 and up. 414-471-3883. www.sola.us.