10 Types of Laser Levels: Getting the Leveling Job Done Right
Picture this: you're trying to hang a curtain rod above the window. You have the curtain rod in one hand and a hammer and a nail in the other. Of course, you'd probably want that curtain rod hung in a straight line.
So you then decide to take out your spirit level and realize that you can't. Your hands are already full—literally.
Maybe you resort to the traditional method of using a pencil, ruler, and spirit level to mark a straight line on the wall. And once you’ve mounted your curtain rod, you can then erase the marking on the wall.
You might be trying to hang a set of pictures along a single wall, but you don't want them to look lopsided. With a standard leveling system, you could have a problem. It's impossible to hold your level against the wall while you're hammering a set of nails. You would need an extra arm, and you don't have one. So, you would need to have a second person to help you with the job. Laser levels make it easier to do these tasks. And in many cases, they don't require a second person.
What is a Crossline Laser Level?
Are you looking to invest in a new laser level but are unsure which to pick? More often than not it can be hard to tell all the laser level technology options apart. Here at Position Partner's, we know we're guilty of using technical language which is one of the reasons we're writing this, to help you understand exactly what our lasers do and how they can help you.
Applications for Laser Distance Meters
Laser distance meters quickly measure distance to a target using the unit's laser spot, and can also do a quick calculation of area and volume.
Here's a collection of 101 great ideas on where to use a laser distance meter:
With all of the types, makes and models of rotating laser receivers on the market, make sure you understand the basics of laser receivers so you can make a wise purchase decision. Laser Receivers (sometimes referred to as laser detectors) receive rotating laser signals at great distances. They are sometimes hand held, but most often attach to grade rods with sliding brackets. Laser receivers annunciate distinctly with light, sound and sometimes readable information to indicate when a laser receiver converges on and locates a rotating laser beam. A rotating laser may be visible for a few hundred feet indoors and much shorter distances in daylight, so when used with an appropriate laser receiver the operating radius is extended out to the laser operating range (which, depending on the laser transmitter, can be 175m, 300m, or even up to 500m). A receiver is generally required for outdoor use and for indoor use when there are very long working distances involved. Special receivers are required for line generator units (or other non-rotating lasers). Machine control receivers are addressed separately.