A laser level is a construction tool that can be attached to a tripod or a table. This unit projects a straight horizontal or vertical light to assist workers in maintaining accuracy. A rotary laser is a more advanced form which spins the beam of light fast enough to give the effect of a complete 360-degree rotating horizontal or vertical plane, thus illuminating not just a fixed line, but a horizontal plane.
The following article lists the best laser levels for your projects.
10. Skil Laser Level ($89.29)
This Self-leveling cross line laser is ideal for precise plumbing and alignment. The horizontal line has a fan angle of 120 degrees. It can automatically perform out of level sensing. This unit has the following features:
Specifications By The Manufacturer:
- Vial: (+/-) 4 degrees angle range: up to 30-ft
- Angle Accuracy: Up to (+/-) 1/4-in @ 30-ft
- Batteries (3) AA
- Tripod thread: 5/8-in-11
- Carrying case: Yes
- Automatic out-of-level Sensing: Yes
- Laser Diode: Class II M
- 1 mW @ 635-660
“Sorry. Didn’t buy it at Amazon but did look here 🙂 ( I had a gift card elsewhere). Great tool especially considering the price. Seems to be dead on compared to my 4 foot level along a 14′ run. Also came with a tripod (includes bag) and a soft case for the laser itself. Highly visible indoors in a 12′-14′ room lighted with four 60 W bulbs. Also visible outside in overcast. One thing to note: this laser does not lock the pendulum mechanism when in manual mode or off as some advertisements (and the instructions) say. All the “manual” mode does is disable the not-level warning. You can still use it fine. Probably not a big deal for an occasional user with a little care. I probably would not want it bouncing around from job to job in my work vehicle. Great product. Don’t hesitate to buy it from Amazon.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
9. Pacific Laser Systems Laser Level ($205.00)
This laser level tool is accurate up to (+/-) 1/4 of an inch at (+/-) 100 feet. The unit comes with a carrying pouch, floor stand, and a wall bracket. This unit lays out reference points faster than a traditional machine. It can self-level itself up to 6 degrees and has an operating time of 30 hours. This unit is easy to set up and operate. The unit has an interior range of 100 feet and a battery life of 30 hours. The unit measures 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 1/8 inches. This unit has been developed by professionals to work efficiently. Its intuitive design includes a cantilevered nose, which makes it easy to see the laser’s down beam over two-by-fours, metal tracks, and plates. This system also compensates job site vibrations caused by compressors, generators, and other heavy equipment, preventing the laser point from “jumping” around and ensuring that your laser delivers accurate and usable information.
“I have been using one of these little laser plumb/levels for about a month now. It is the first, and often the only level I reach for these days. It shoots a bright red dot visible in full daylight and makes locating plumb and level points a cinch. Ideal for framing, layout, finish,etc.. It is rugged enough to handle the usual job-site bumps and scratches, and small and light enough to fit in your tool pouch. Long battery life too. The only drawback is that the other guys on the crew constantly want to borrow it!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
8. Johnson Level & Tool Laser Level ($379.99)
This rotary laser can self-level in a horizontal plane. The locking mechanism protects inner pendulum during transportation. You can manually level in the vertical plane with 90 degrees split beam. The unit has visible and audible alarms when the leveling goes out. The laser rotates at 200, 400, 600 RPM. These lower rotational speeds enhance beam visibility while the higher speeds can be utilized for outdoor activities. The unit requires 4 AA batteries. The package comes with a case, manual and an aluminum tripod.
“As an owner/builder for my own house, I decided to do much of the excavation myself. This laser level helped immensely with very little learning curve. Also, it is very durable and I’m not afraid of breaking it. The laser itself is very accurate,and setting it up is so easy. If you are too slanted when you turn the laser on, it doesn’t break anything…it simply gives a warning signal until you tilt it to within it’s range. The stand is really easy to adjust so getting it level enough for the laser to begin spinning is comfortable and stable.. Also, just as importantly, the laser sensor (the small yellow device that can sense the laser) works wonderfully, and is absolutely essential. I was able to read the laser about 70′ away accurately! I have no doubt that this system is the best leveling system for large areas regardless of cost…It’s just that much better that it also the most cost effective solution.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
7. Pacific Laser Systems Laser Level ($282.00)
This product features the longest length of line and fan angles in the industry. The unit can provide self-level in a range of 6 degrees. It operates on 3 AA batteries and can work for over 30 hours continuously. This unit features an accuracy of (+/-) 1/8-inch at 30 feet. It is brighter, less bulky and cheaper than most rotary lasers. It is ideal for a carpenter, plumber, HVAC specialist, or a general contractor. This unit also compensates for on-site vibrations. The PLS180 generates two crisp, visible laser lines for level applications, with an indoor visible working range of 100 feet. The lines project at over 180 degrees.
“I purchased this tool to install a series of cabinets and provide an easily reproducible plumb line in a kitchen which has no right angle walls and also curved walls. This tool made life much easier on this oddly shaped room, and measurements and setup were a snap. I attached this device to a vertical (adjustable) pole in the middle of the room and away I went, lines set and done in 10 min rather than 2 hours. I came back multiple times aligning in other configurations, and they snaped back to the same points each time plus or minus a sixteenth of an inch. I am euphoric with this tool and do not regret the price paid.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
6. Bosch Laser Level (63.99)
This self-leveling, cross line laser level comes with a mount. The unit projects horizontal and vertical lines independently or together for a wide array of level and alignment applications. The one button operation makes it easy to select between horizontal, vertical, and cross line modes or turns the tool on/off. The flexible mounting device conveniently clamps to multiple surfaces for quick and easy setup. The smart pendulum leveling system indicates if the out-of-level condition occurs. You can also switch and slide to lock for transport.
“This laser level is PERFECT for indoor use. The laser is sufficiently bright for any reasonably lit room and leaves a nice crisp line.
*NOTE: This is not for outdoor use! If you’re trying to use it in broad day-light against a light coloured surface from any distance away – forget it. That’s not what this is made for!
The auto-leveling feature is incredibly useful, and it lets you know if you are within its auto levelling limits. For the price, you would be hard set to find anything of better quality.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
5. Hammerhead Laser Level ($49.99)
This compact, self-leveling laser comes with an adjustable mounting clamp. The unit projects bright lines ideal for tile alignment, wall-studding, windows, and doors. It has three laser modes: level, plumb, and cross-line. The unit can self-level within 4 degrees and has a LED indicator which turns red when the unit is positioned outside of the self-leveling range. In the lock mode, the cross line laser can be positioned to project lines that are not level or plumb as well. The adjustable mounting clamp easily attaches to a variety of surfaces to extend the utility of the tool. The cross line laser may also be mounted on any 1/4″ threaded tripod screw.
The Kit includes:
- (1) Compact Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser
- (1) Adjustable Mounting Clamp
- (2) AA Batteries
“The best thing I’ve bought in a while. This is a GREAT level laser! We are building our retirement home ourselves and needed a laser leveler to install the kitchen (I mean “we are making” literally). I purchased this one, and we got them in straight and level. It allowed two amateurs to do a professional job!! And, at the price, I don’t know why everyone doesn’t have one just because.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
4. Black & Decker Laser Level ($14.97)
This imported laser level comes with a 360-degree wall attachment which projects a laser line at any angle for quick and easy leveling. The laser level also includes backlights for increased visibility of bubbles. It is ideal for hanging pictures along with a stairwell, hanging mirrors, installing curtain rods, and other domestic items. The two extra-large backlit bubble phials are provided for maximum accuracy and visibility. The package includes 2 AA batteries.
“This is perfect for hanging gallery walls, and it came in handy recently when we added decals, too (see photo). It was a small nail like the point that comes out of the back that allows it to hang from the wall and for you to work without having to hold it steady. It also has two levellers to allow for vertical and horizontal perfection.
On a side note, it’s cat’s favourite tool. He always shows up when we use it and chases it around. Great tool + added cat toy = a winning product for me.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
3. Dewalt Laser Level ($140.00)
This Self-leveling cross line laser projects bright crossing horizontal and vertical lines within 1/8 of an inch at 30 feet. The Full-time pulse mode allows the usage of a detector, maintaining full brightness for visibility while extending the working range of the laser to 165 feet. This unit is water and debris resistant and has an integrated magnetic pivoting base with 1/4 inches thread. It is ideal for professionals tasked with residential and commercial applications such as installing floor and wall tile or mapping wall layout. The package comes with 3 AA batteries.
“I received my first order promptly from Amazon. Unfortunately, the leveling of the unit was well off when I checked the laser line projections with a standard hand-held level. I then used the assessment methods described in the manual for this level and found that the horizontal and vertical lines were well out of range of the specified tolerances and were not accurate at all. Amazon immediately shipped me a new unit and I returned the first one I received. The replacement is much better and (on retesting) is very accurate.
I’ve used the new unit and am euphoric with it so far. It does make many projects much easier. There are several other models that Amazon sells from Dewalt. I only own this model but did find some reviews suggesting that several purchasers have had accuracy concerns on occasion with other Dewalt laser level models. I would advise that you carefully check the accuracy of the unit you receive. I’m happy with my replacement laser level, but give the product four stars for quality control of the first unit I received. I will update this review if I have any further issues.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
2. Qooltek Laser Level ($12.98)
This multipurpose laser level features a tape measure of about 8 feet that includes imperial and metric linear measures, with graduations down to 1/32” and 1 mm. This laser measure has an accuracy of (+/-) 2mm at 10m and 25m.
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x Beam Adjusted Tool
- 1 x Level Laser (included:3 x AG 13 Button-Cells)
- Backup battery: 3 x AG 13 Button-Cells
“The level came without directions, but they emailed instructions upon realising this fact. It’s been so helpful to hang pictures and other items in our house that have multiple screws/nail holes needed. Love this piece!” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
1. iCooker Laser Level ($11.99)
This laser level comes with 8 feet measuring tapes. It is ideal for professional artisans to hang cabinets, shelves, wallpapers, picture frames, tiles and other objects more accurately. The unit comes with an 8-foot tape measure including the metric linear and imperial measures, with graduations toning down to 1/32 of an inch. It is powered by 3 x AG13 batteries that are included in the packaging.
“Worked perfectly on my bathroom DIY project. Love the ruler that is hidden within this level.” – Amazon’s Customer Review.
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