ToughBuilt has launched a new 500-foot self-leveling indoor/outdoor rotary laser with green beam and 360° coverage.
I spoke to ToughBuilt – a ToolGuyd sponsor – about what sets their laser apart from others. Before we get into that, let’s go over the basics.
To start off, it has a green laser, which is standard for longer-range devices. The green beam is highly visible in bright conditions – such as outdoors – and is built to be detectable at up to 500 ft.
The included bracket-free rolling laser receiver can be quickly attached to the included 8-foot aluminum grade rod.
The rotary head is protected from accidental impact, and the entire level has IP54-rated weatherproofing.
A quickSet mount allows for quick attachment or removal with the included tripod, and the level also has dual threaded mounts for versatile mounting options.
It comes with a convenient carrying case, which holds the rotary laser level, receiver, 8-foot grade rod, and QuickSet tripod.
ToughBuilt has stayed true to their name, and says that the laser level can deliver the durability required to meet the toughest jobsite conditions.
ToughBuilt is especially proud of the guide rod and laser receiver, which they describe as the most innovative feature baked into the laser package.
They describe the ease-of-use and user-friendly features:
Until now, guide rods typically feature a telescoping assembly made with ridges between each segment. Other receivers would then be slowly attached and dispatched from the rod with a bracket that requires unscrewing, repositioning, and re-tightening every time you want to adjust it up or down the rod.
Ours, as you will find, has a color-coded uniform quick-snap assembly and a single uniform width up and down the tool.
Our receiver is also free-sliding with a push button release and a micro-fine adjustment knob roller for even more precise adjustments up and down the rod.
This system will save time and is incredibly efficient compared to the old way of constructing and adjusting your receiver, which when grading, leveling and surveying, is the portion of the tool you will adjust the most.
This makes a lot of sense to me, and I can see how it can be a strong benefit.
- Leveling accuracy: ±3/8″ at 100′
- ±3.5° self-leveling range
- Advertised detection range: 500′
- Max detection range: 786′ with detector
- Laser runtime: 11hrs with 4x AA batteries
- Receiver runtime: ~45 hrs with 3x AA batteries
- Dovetail tail slide mount with lock (QuickSet)
- 1/4-20 and 5/8-11 threaded mounts