Building technologies do not stand still. Already a thing of the past, or almost gone line, hydro, malki and plumb lines. To replace them come more and more "smart" tools, among them not the last place is occupied by a laser level. Of course, this level is, firstly, convenient, and secondly, compact, and thirdly, accurate. If you purchased it for your construction needs (or maybe just thinking to buy), then, most likely, you know how to use it. But it may happen that they bought, bought, however, that this and how to use it, did not really understand. The point is fixable, the benefit is the Internet. So, let's talk in this article about how to use the laser level.
Preparing for work
For optimal device operation it is necessary to take into account some of the nuances that you need to be aware of:
Operation with a laser level
After this preparation, you can use the device.
The available instructions will help us in this matter. The description is quite detailed, but for understanding is not always accessible. Therefore, it would be better to start with the simplest models. The presence of levels of several bubble levels will help us to make the appropriate setting, tightening the screws.
If you take a prism laser level, it can simultaneously emit two lines: horizontal and vertical. If necessary, we can leave only one of them and turn off the other. For example, when checking the vertical of the doorway, we do not need the function of building horizontal beams. On some point-type laser devices that emit lines for a plumb and parallel to a point (nadir, zenith), these modes can also be turned off due to uselessness or, conversely, turned on as needed.
In a rotational laser level, there are two more functions: the magnitude of the scan angle and the speed with which the laser beam rotates. The line is projected, as a rule, in the same plane, although there are some models where you can simultaneously project the vertical axis.
We have already said above about the so-called receiver of laser beams, which can really help if you have to work outside when the sun is bright.
The laser beam receiver and laser level must be from the same manufacturer. Otherwise, due to the incompatibility of the models, the laser device may unpleasantly surprise you with the absence of visible lines from the beam. In the event that you find yourself in such an unpleasant situation, you can increase the power of the laser beam due to the reflective plate.It is enough to fix it on the measured object and you can get the long-awaited projected lines, although, perhaps, not so bright.
As a rule, a laser level kit, regardless of model and cost, has a target target - an ordinary plastic plate that practically no different from the target that we used to see in the dash. What is it for?
Of course, not for entertainment. If, for example, we need to make a hole in the wall several centimeters lower than on the opposite, and the distance between these objects is about 50 meters, then this target will help us. Putting it on the necessary label, it will be easy for us to hit the laser beam exactly at the target and, thus, this task will be solved. What if the walls are 100 m apart? At this point, one can not do without. Imagine that some models of levels are equipped with an optical sight or sight, which is great for us to help with such a range of "shooting."
Measuring rails Bosch GR 500
The need for it arises when it is necessary to outline on the object two or several lines located in parallel with respect to each other and between which there is the same distance. The rake also serves to change the height of the laser device, which at this moment is located on a tripod.
Perhaps, to understand how to properly use a laser level, we need to talk more specifically about how to put it into practice. For example, we decided to put laminate in the room. This requires a perfectly flat surface. How does a laser level help solve this problem?
As for the rotational models, it is especially worth highlighting the laser levels of the Bosch company.
Bosch Laser Levels
They are highly accurate and workable, even under adverse conditions: high humidity or dust. This allows the device to be used outdoors, without worrying that the quality of its work may suffer. With the help of nitrogen, the optical system of the "Boshevsky" level is well protected, so it is not afraid of condensate. It can be successfully used at temperatures from -20 to +50 º C.
Bosch Levels can also be easily used by those who are not engaged in construction professionally. It was this German company that, in its time, was the first to launch a rotational model of a laser level capable of repelling a projection simultaneously around the entire perimeter of a room. It is worth adding that German laser levels are in great demand among professional builders. True, these devices have only one, but a significant drawback is the price.
In the segment of rotational models, one cannot help mentioning the Russian laser plane builder called Ermak.
Ermak Laser Level
This is a self-leveling model capable of a wide coverage area of projection - up to 25 m 2 measurements. These laser levels are successfully used both in professional construction and at home. Using this level helps:
In other words, Russian-made levels are indispensable assistants in work, where special accuracy is needed in arranging various elements either horizontally or vertically.
It is worth saying that the advantages of this level are that it is fairly simple to operate, has quite bright LED rays and, as already noted, does not need to be manually tuned. With all this, the price of such a level is quite affordable for the wide consumer.
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