Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 20
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotSoThrilled I didn't want to put a screw in my finished drywall in order to use it
You have to put a screw in the drywall to hang it in order to use it. Online it says it come with adhesive strips, but the box doesn't indicate so or include any. Otherwise it looks like it would be a good level, just won't work in the most basic application.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fizzie Accurate, compact with dual laser indicators
First read the manual and follow all the safety precautions throughout.
This is both a standard level with horizontal and vertical bubble indicators and an accurate long range laser level. I also comes with the necessary 2 AAA batteries for operation so there's no delay getting started. It can be mounted to a wall, tripod or any metal surface with the imbedded magnet. The 3 position switch sends either a "spot" laser beam or a "line" laser beam from one end or the other. The middle position is off. Once mounted it is easy to level with the adjusting screw on the mount and using the bubble indicator on the level. There are instructions and pictured that help in leveling it with different mounts and different methods.
January 19, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrPerry Laser is great- mount isn't
I had this only for a day and quickly realized t wasn't what I needed. The laser itself is bright and straight. But it took some time to figure out how to get the level and its mount to line up right. I felt as though the level itself was good quality but the way it connects to the provided base/mount had play and was a bit difficult to keep in place. At the price point, I was expecting a basic laser to speed up some of the less complex around the house projects but I ended up spending more time making sure the laser wasn't going to move. Ultimately I returned it and will get a more feature packed laser in the future that doesn't include a megnatic attaching base piece.
I would still recommend this laser as it has potential uses and the laser itself is solid quality, it just wasn't useful for my needs.
November 16, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MikeLikesIt Bosch Line and Point Laser Level
Need a laser to hang my pictures on the stairway going to the 2nd story. Had about 8 pictures to hang and want them to be perfect lined going up the stairs. This made it a lot easier. Once I got the fist picture hung, I aline the beam to the right angle I want them, and just starting hanging the picture. It made it so easy. It has a quick and easy simple set up using quick leveling with bubble vial is easy to get level. All in all I'm happy with the unit.
January 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jweisbart Useful Level for Home and Work
I've never used a laser level before so I wasn't sure of all the uses. I've used it at home to hang some frames on the wall. I also teach so I've used it on my whiteboard at school to draw straight lines. I also like the fact that you can attach it to a tripod to mark lines around the room. It would be useful for putting a line of tile or other border around a room.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Oneydee How did I get along without this tool for so long?
This is must-have tool for hard-core DIY'ers. The laser level makes picture hanging, curtain rod installation, ceiling tile work and a host of other DIY tasks easier by far.
The tool is nicely constructed and easy to use. It comes with a magnetic base that clings to a mount that can be pinned to the wall. Once so mounted, the laser level can be pointed at any angle to create the red laser line along a wall. I recently put up curtain rods in our house after a major renovation that had removed all of the old curtain rods. I measured distance from the floor, put up one rod hanger at the end of a 20 foot run, lined up and leveled the laser level on the first rod hanger and then put up 5 additional hangers along the laser line. The result was perfect.
There are places where a conventional level is still a better tool but the more I use the laser level the less I have need for any other level.
December 6, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JohnS Good for basic leveling and alignments
This is a great leveling and alignment tool for basic tasks. (Pictures, shelving, other objects on walls.) It is also useful for alignment work such as when you need to find a point on multiple surfaces. (Installing electrical outlet boxes in a room with multiple walls.)
The tool is easy to use and has a mount that allows you to hang the tool on the surface for leveling. The mount does require that you install a nail/screw/pushpin into the wall first, to allow the mount to hang. I prefer to just hold the mount on the wall to get my alignment line.
You can also mount it on a tripod but the setup is a bit more complicated as you have to make sure your tripod mount is properly level, and when it moves it needs to stay level. A bit complicated.
Of course, you can use the laser level without the mount, which was my preferred use. I used it for mounting pictures and boxes. See pictures.
The instructions are fairly detailed. It will take you a few tries, perhaps, to get used to its operation.
(Position of the tool is important.)
Overall, its a well-built tool, but certainly only for basic hanging tasks.
February 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by MrPerry Mixed review
This laser works great, however it really needs a tripod to go with it to get the most use which wasn't in stock when I purchased. It would be helpful if it came with some means of wall attachment for DIY use's without the tripod. Also, Bosch makes a simple tripod and a more robust contractor grade tripod and HD didn't carry the simple one. I didn't feel the need to purchase the robust model as this would only get used around the house and my tools don't get banged up like they did when I was a contractor myself. I would recommend this if you purchase or have a tripod.
February 6, 2015