Post Leveling Tool

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews, Workshop tips


Fence post and column level

Post Leveling Tool

On a recent porch rehab project I had to replace the two bottom newel post.  If you ever had to replace a porch newel post or set a new mail box post or column you know that you need three hands and two levels! columns, newels and mailbox posts need to be plumbed on two sides.

A few years ago I picked up this PostRite Post Leveling Tool at Sears for less than $10.00.  This folding level saves time and aggravation.


PostRite is made by Kapro. Kapro is a global manufacturer and developer of innovative hand tools for the professional market. They make spirit levels, laser levels, and layout, marking and measuring tools for a range of applications, projects, and jobs.

The PostRite has a magnetic backing for and is made from a high-impact plastic with folding, central hinge that opens every 15 degrees for greater accuracy when reading posts, pipes or signs. I like it because it folds flat and stores nicely  in my toolbox.  A heavy-duty elastic strap holds the PostRite on the post for quick and easy fastening to non-metallic posts.  The PostRite has 3 yellow vials, two for plumb and one for level applications.

Purchase your own Kapro- Post Level here.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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