360-DEGREE LASER SYSTEM
The Pacific Laser Systems HVL 100 is a 360-degree self-leveling laser for plumb, level, and square. It has 1/8-inch accuracy at 60 feet and a leveling range of +/- 4 degrees. Four level line diodes overlap to produce a crisp solid full circle around the room for level; four line diodes provide plumb lines at 90 degrees. It's sold with an SLD receiver, a wall bracket, rechargeable batteries, and layout targets.
¦ Price: $699. 800-601-4500. www.plslaser.com.
The Spectra Precision HD100 Laser Distance Meter measures distance with 1/16-inch accuracy up to 330 feet and calculates area, volume, room dimension, and various Pythagorean functions. Features include a built-in tilt sensor that measures up to +/- 45 degrees and shows level; an illuminated display; a stake-out function for distances; and a multifunctional end piece for measuring from edges.
¦ Price: $305. 800-874-6253. www.trimble.com.
Milwaukee's Two-Beam Plumb Laser 2320-20 is compatible with the company's M12 12-volt cordless-tool batteries. It has a self-leveling range of +/- 4 degrees and an out-of-level indicator light, and provides accuracy of 1/4- inch over 100 feet. A low-battery light warns against power loss, and a 30-minute charger provides a quick charge.
¦ Price: $159. 800-729-3878. www.milwaukeetool.com.
The Leica Lino L2P5 is a super-bright, self-leveling, dot-line laser. It projects horizontal, vertical, and plumb lines with 180-degree alignment and 90-degree layout at 1.5 mm accuracy. It's self-leveling with a range of +/- 4 degrees. The tool features a multifunctional magnetic adapter that can be set over edges and profiles.
¦ Price: $439. 800-367-9453. www.leica-geosystems.com.
The Bosch GPL5C self-leveling five-point laser projects plumb, level, and square as well as cross-alignment lines on floors and ceilings, eliminating the need for two setup points. It has three light diodes for projection and a 100-foot range. Selection options are three horizontal points for 90-degree alignment and leveling; up and down crosspoints with a 90-degree horizontal point; and five points with crosspoints.
¦ Price: $325. 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com.