Black & Decker Accu Mark: Hang Frames and Shelves Accurately

Black & Decker Accu Mark: Hang Frames and Shelves Accurately

Gregory Han
Jul 23, 2008

Our apartment is filled with many pieces of original artwork, prints, and wall shelving. To be honest, and to the horror and dismay of my "by the books" girlfriend, these were mostly hung up by eye and without the aid of a level due to our impatience and trust in our visual perception. Not recommended, as a couple of our shelves mock occasionally with their noticeable (at least to us) lean to one side. If we were to do it again, we'd use a level...

Unlike the run-of-the-mill level we've got, Black & Decker Accu Mark one has a few extra features that help ensure a straight and level application. At each end of the level are anti-slip nubs that prevent your tired arms from slipping off the mark by the tiny bits that can later show up after you've already drilled or hammered. The Black & Decker Accu Mark also features two adjustable sliding marking targets. Just line up the marks with the mounts on the back of your pictures, then place the level against the wall and note the spots with a pencil. Certainly better than our "use a ruler and pencil" technique. A 24" and 36" version are available, but take note the 36" model can be had for the same price, so feel free to supersize it for those large mirrors, frames, and shelves.

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