Construction Lasers

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Updated: January 24, 2020

With a huge number of subdivisions and renovations taking place in the residential building space, accuracy and precision of lasers and digital measuring devices is just as important as it’s ever been.

While precision and accuracy of construction lasers has continued to improve to almost unbelievable levels, something that has dramatically evolved is the durability and technology that has worked its way into the levels and measuring space of recent times. Weather and dustproof capabilities has meant that the days of running to put the laser away if the environmental conditions look to turn are long gone.

A solid downpour won’t even require the laser to be packed up.

Precision equipment like lasers and digital measuring devices although accurate in the past have been pretty fragile pieces of gear. A drop or tripod being knocked over would pretty much mean the end of that particular item. Newfound construction techniques, materials and technologies have contributed to a new era of ruggedness and toughness. Drops and knocks are just a part of the worksite life and the new era of this type of equipment just takes these accidents in their stride.

Digital measuring devices are a huge time saving item for trades like plumbing and electrical when it comes time to calculate long runs of pipes or wiring Accuracy is increased and human error is removed from the measuring component. These tools are a huge advantage when it comes to quoting.

Laser levels have a range of uses from construction to landscaping, but as with most tools the trick is finding the right one for the job. Various breeds and brands have different specifications, range readings and output results.

Just keep a level head about what laser is best suited for you and you’ll have a friend for life.

Rotary Lasers

This unit can produce a 360-degree level laser line around a workspace. It’s great for all types of work such as site grading, concrete pouring, installing chair rails and fences, laying out foundations for building construction, installing drop-ceilings, and more. Some models are for inside use only, while some will handle the outdoors as well. Of course, if you plan to use a rotary laser that is made for exterior work you will also need a laser detector.

Plumb Lasers

The plumb laser produces a solid dot on a wall or work surface and is normally used when you want to plumb or level something but do not need a laser line produced. They’re a modern twist on the traditional string and plumb bob. It’s simple and precise and does the trick for decking, post and brickwork alignment.

Line Lasers

These small, handheld units – also known as line generators – are used primarily for interior work in solitary areas, such as on a single wall or ceiling. They’re able to project a combination of single and crosshair lines in multiple directions and are perfect for common alignment fittings like fans and lights.

Pipe Lasers

These nifty lasers are built for the most demanding underground trenching work. Producing a single beam, the self-levelling pipe laser is designed for plumbing and drainage applications and helps to keep pipelines straight and at the required gradient.

Tunnel Lasers

This is the Big Daddy of the construction laser family. Designed specifically for underground use in mines, tunnel lasers provide alignment and clear beam vision for up to 800m.