Stabila Vs Crick

by Adam Lester
(Cincinnati, OH)

I currently own a 48" crick and a 18" crick level. Both are 3 piece and very well keep. I have take really good care of my 48" keeping it in a case and oiling. Well the problem i had was one of my plumb vials leaked the fluid out. I am thinking about getting a new level and was wondering what you prefer? Stabila or crick? Thanks for your help.

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Dec 30, 2014
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tried them all NEW
by: Rebecca

hands down Stabila! I've owned Smith the pioneer then Crick and Stabila I like the versatile lightweight Stabila levels they are easy to carry easy to clean and when you get caught in the rain or you working in damp weather you don't have to worry about it ruining the wood.I have 32 years experience and commercial masonry. so all you wood level toten old school can't teach and old dog masons just keep on toten them I'll be the one slipping by you with the lightweight stabila!

Dec 26, 2014
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rookie NEW
by: Anonymous

Need to learn how to lay your brick a little more accurate if your beating your levels, apprentice thinks hes a mason !!

Aug 24, 2014
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boom NEW
by: jesse

i have been a mason for 14 years and only have used stabila levels...i only had to buy my first one...they have a life time warranty..that being said i only have had to replace my 4 footer once in 14 years...my two foot and 18 inch levels are still true....i have used cricks at work just because eveyone else has them. they are nice the bubbles are a little tighter..and the wood obsorbs the block dust and crumbs nicley with a stabila you have to slide the level back and forth to get good contact..i just hate how heavy they are.try holding one to the backside of your lead when your 65 foot in the air..alot of masons have given me shit about my stabila...until they check my leads with their crick and its dead nuts...my stabia levels are beat to shit too, gruards are cracked, covered in mortar but still true as the day i bought them...ask any mason that has been laying for 20 years how many cricks they have had and they will say 6 to 10 and thats all out of pocket...i love my stabila levels

Aug 24, 2014
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boom NEW
by: jesse

i have been a mason for 14 years and only have used stabila levels...i only had to buy my first one...they have a life time warranty..that being said i only have had to replace my 4 footer once in 14 years...my two foot and 18 inch levels are still true....i have used cricks at work just because eveyone else has them. they are nice the bubbles are a little tighter..and the wood obsorbs the block dust and crumbs nicley with a stabila you have to slide the level back and forth to get good contact..i just hate how heavy they are.try holding one to the backside of your lead when your 65 foot in the air..alot of masons have given me shit about my stabila...until they check my leads with their crick and its dead nuts...my stabia levels are beat to shit too, gruards are cracked, covered in mortar but still true as the day i bought them...ask any mason that has been laying for 20 years how many cricks they have had and they will say 6 to 10 and thats all out of pocket...i love my stabila levels

Aug 01, 2011
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Stabila Vs. Crick
by: Jim

If you want a box level that is good for light duty work that can not stand up to heavy use use a Stabilia. Omly a Crick can be repaired if it is damaged. Stabilia does not stand behind their warranty if there is any damage to you level. DO you you want .029 in. accuracy (Stabilia) or .015 accuracy (Crick). I would go with Crick, its USA made.

Aug 01, 2011
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Stabila Vs. Crick
by: Jim

If you want a box level that is good for light duty work that can not stand up to heavy use use a Stabilia. Omly a Crick can be repaired if it is damaged. Stabilia does not stand behind their warranty if there is any damage to you level. DO you you want .029 in. accuracy (Stabilia) or .015 accuracy (Crick). I would go with Crick, its USA made.

Jul 19, 2011
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You've got to be kidding!
by: Colmustard

Crick is by far the better level! Is that stabila aluminum with a digital bubble? What a Joke?

Jun 25, 2011
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go with the stabila
by: f.j.n.

I own 3 crick levels one ea. 1ft. 2ft.& 4ft. I own 2 smith levels 2ft. & 4 ft. They are prettiest levels i have ever seen. Having said that Ihave never taken any one to the job site. I can not get them to read the same in all plumb positions let alone match one another.I am a mason for 36 yrs. There .015 guaranty sounds great until you see how that translate too the level reversing itself. I sent the 4 ft. crick back right out of the box. It came back better but no cigar after 12 bucks in shipping i took a pass on all the rest.I took forty ive bucks or so and caught 2 stanley fat max levels on sale at abig box store. They read the same in ALL plumb positions and they match each other perfectly. They are just not pretty.

Jun 25, 2011
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go with the stabila
by: f.j.n.

I own 3 crick levels one ea. 1ft. 2ft.& 4ft. I own 2 smith levels 2ft. & 4 ft. They are prettiest levels i have ever seen. Having said that Ihave never taken any one to the job site. I can not get them to read the same in all plumb positions let alone match one another.I am a mason for 36 yrs. There .015 guaranty sounds great until you see how that translate too the level reversing itself. I sent the 4 ft. crick back right out of the box. It came back better but no cigar after 12 bucks in shipping i took a pass on all the rest.I took forty ive bucks or so and caught 2 stanley fat max levels on sale at abig box store. They read the same in ALL plumb positions and they match each other perfectly. They are just not pretty.

Jun 25, 2011
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go with the stabila
by: f.j.n.

I own 3 crick levels one ea. 1ft. 2ft.& 4ft. I own 2 smith levels 2ft. & 4 ft. They are prettiest levels i have ever seen. Having said that Ihave never taken any one to the job site. I can not get them to read the same in all plumb positions let alone match one another.I am a mason for 36 yrs. There .015 guaranty sounds great until you see how that translate too the level reversing itself. I sent the 4 ft. crick back right out of the box. It came back better but no cigar after 12 bucks in shipping i took a pass on all the rest.I took forty ive bucks or so and caught 2 stanley fat max levels on sale at abig box store. They read the same in ALL plumb positions and they match each other perfectly. They are just not pretty.

Oct 10, 2010
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My sentiments
by: masonryworktools.com

First I would check on the warranty on the crick, you may just get a new crick that way. I personally use the stabila, and don't get me wrong the crick is a very fine level indeed, it is just made of components that you have to maintain and I hardly have time for it. So in my opinion the crick is a better level for the maintenance guy, and the stabila if you have a tenancy to leave it in the weather or are not a maintenance person. Hope this helps as they are both good products.

Thanks -masonryworktools.com

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