Laser Levels: The Latest Technology
LESLIE: Now we’re going to Kevin in Montana who finds The Money Pit on KGEZ. And you’re looking for a laser level. What are you working on?
KEVIN: Yes, ma’am. Right now, I am putting in a French drain around the house basement that didn’t have one before. And I’m also going to be doing some timber framing with it. So I would like to get the best one out there but I know that the industry’s changing so much that it would be a shame to, you know, get something that’s behind the time.
TOM: Well, Kevin, there’s been a lot of changes in the laser level market. And generally, what’s changing is the intensity of the laser – the brightness – and that makes a big, big difference. Because the brighter it is, the longer the line is.
You know, Leslie, I was trying to use a laser level that was an older one not too long ago and it was outside in daylight and it was impossible to see; just impossible. You couldn’t see a thing with it. So, the intensity of the laser level is really, really important.
Secondly, I would consider the task that you’re going to do. You mentioned a couple of projects. You know, there are laser levels that come different types. There are some that do straight lines; there are some that do vertical lines; there are some that will do plumb lines. You need to decide what projects you’re going to use it for and buy one to match that. As far as brands, we like Ryobi. They make a good product, it’s inexpensive and it really stands up well.
Kevin, thanks so much for calling us at 888-MONEY-PIT.