At last year's STAFDA show, Pacific Laser showed a prototype of the new PLS4 laser layout tool – and just recently it became available for purchase. The PLS4 combines two of the company's more popular tools: the PLS180 line laser, which projects plumb and level layout lines; and the PLS3 point-to-point laser, which projects up and down plumb points. This new tool does both and – as with the PLS180 – the lines fan at very wide angles. It comes with a floor base, carrying pouch, and magnetic wall bracket, or it can be purchased as a "system" that includes a laser detector for use outdoors.
¦ Price: $456 for the tool; $582 for the system. www.plslaser.com.