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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #30 on: November 05, 2016, 09:03 AM »
Seems to be calibrated in some ancient language. Will there be a modern version of this gizmo calibrated in metric - that the rest of the planet may show an interest in? (i.e. .. potential customer base 7 billion)

... or even a dual scale for the NA residents that plan to evolve. [wink]

Kev,

Evolution!
Here's the new combo inch/metric How Far Out gauge.
We're currently seeking international dealers.
Product will ship Q1, 2017.

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« Reply #31 on: November 05, 2016, 10:22 AM »
Thats better!
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« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2016, 10:32 AM »
jmbfestool,

Can you refer us to any quality dealers on your side of the pond?

Mike

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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2016, 11:21 AM »
This looks extremely handy. At work we install septic systems and all the pipe has to be laid at a 2% grade (1/4"/ft). This looks like a better solution then tossing that $250 electronic Stabila into a ditch and having the other guy toss it in the dirt.
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« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2016, 01:08 PM »
jmbfestool,

Can you refer us to any quality dealers on your side of the pond?

Mike

Yeah no problem
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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #35 on: November 05, 2016, 01:20 PM »
Hi Mort,

Slopes for pipe and concrete are not applications I had thought of originally, being a gentlemanly finish carpenter and all... :)

But guys who do these kinds of jobs and own digital levels tell me they use the digital to establish the slope they want and then set the HFO gauge installed on a regular level to match. (The correct setting obviously pends the exact length of the level you use.)

Another application dealing with slopes that can be handy comes up when doors must be hung in old existing frames in a wall that leans out of plumb. It's hard to check if the opening is in winding. By dialing in the gauge until the level reads plumb on one side of the jamb, you can use the setting to check for parallel on the other side. It's still a hinky situation to deal with, but at least you know exactly what you're dealing with when you decide how to proceed.

Mike

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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #36 on: November 05, 2016, 01:24 PM »
Is the black finish anodized, painted, powder coat?

How about the markings?

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« Reply #37 on: November 05, 2016, 01:33 PM »
Seth,

Markings are laser etched bright white onto black anodized aluminum. Reads very clearly even in less than ideal (aren't they all?) lighting conditions.

Mike

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« Reply #38 on: November 05, 2016, 02:20 PM »
Great concept! I'd prefer the dual scale here in the US when it becomes available.
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« Reply #39 on: November 05, 2016, 09:59 PM »

We're currently seeking international dealers.
Product will ship Q1, 2017.

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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #40 on: November 24, 2016, 03:19 AM »
I'd absolutely love this hanging doors.

Pain in the  waiting months for it though, any chance to privately shop a few testers out Aus way?

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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #41 on: November 24, 2016, 06:28 AM »
Hello Pykie,

I hang zillions of doors, sometimes surveying finished openings hundreds of miles from my shop, then pre-sizing, hinging, and installing locksets, etc. back at my shop before heading back to install all en masse. Door work was in fact what inspired me to invent the How Far Out gauge.

I have one company, Glass Haus AU, in Australia that might be able to supply you with gauges right now. Keep in mind that the only model currently available is Imperial scale only. If that will work for you, please contact Jordan Harman at glasshouseau@gmail.com. Jordan was one of the first to approach me about international distributorship. When the combo inch/metric ship after the first of the year, he will have those available as well.

Thanks for your interest.

Mike

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« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2017, 06:41 AM »
One year after our U.S. launch, the new combo inch/metric How Far Out gauge is now in stock and shipping around the world. Universal gauge with one adapter is still $50. Extra adapters are $10. Shipping to international destinations is $15. You can order at www.howfarout.com

Hoping to add international distributors who offer precision layout tools and sell to remodelers, renovators, installers, and glaziers. Please contact mike@howfarout.com.

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« Reply #43 on: June 23, 2017, 08:55 AM »
The new inch/metric How Far Out gauge is making its way around the world. C.R. Laurence, the glazing supply giant, is offering it through most international affiliates, including Australia and Germany. Hammerslaget.no carries it in Norway. And our most recent distributor sells to UK through the site, www.toolexpert.uk. British joiners can now buy directly at http://www.toolexpert.uk/how-far-out-gauge-10-c.asp.
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« Reply #44 on: June 24, 2017, 09:29 PM »
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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #45 on: June 25, 2017, 02:17 PM »
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Edward, thanks for your order!

We're just now introducing a new Plug-n-Play How Far Out / Stabila 96 model specifically for Stabila 96, 196, and IP 65 Electronics. It's fully assembled to its own Stabila end cap and ready to go straight from the box. $45.

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« Reply #46 on: June 25, 2017, 07:02 PM »
When does that one go live?

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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #47 on: June 26, 2017, 12:01 AM »
Hi Nat,

Sorry, I haven't had a moment to update the site (swamped with ongoing carpentry business schedule of late.) But the Plug-n-Play Stabila model is available and you can order it right now. Just send me an email at mike@howfarout.com telling me that's what you want. You can make the transaction on the site by ordering the currently listed Stabila model ($35) and adding an extra Level End Adapter ($10). The total you pay will equal the new price. I'll know what you want and get you the new model, good to go right out of the box. Otherwise, I'll have the site updated by mid-week.

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Re: HOW FAR OUT Level Gauge makes Stabila levels even better!
« Reply #48 on: June 28, 2017, 12:05 AM »
The How Far Out level gauge makes it even easier and more accurate to calibrate your electronic Stabila.
Just set it down on any horizontal surface, then dial it into perfect position. When the bubble is absolutely centered, hit CAL.
Can't get any more precise than this!
« Last Edit: June 28, 2017, 12:20 AM by howfaroutmike »