There are various applications that employ the use of construction lasers. Examples of these applications include installation of ceiling tiles, carrying out land surveys, construction-site grading and floor-leveling among several others. It is important to consider the application for which a construction laser is required before making a purchase.
The article below discusses a few other factors to consider so as to ensure that you make the best choice of laser.
Grade Match and Grade Entry
Grade match and grade entry are among the most important features to look for in a construction laser. The grade match of a construction laser is a measure of the angle through which the laser can be tilted. This means that you need to establish the required tilt angle before you set out to invest in a construction laser. You can do this by matching two random points around your work area.
If you're unable to accurately establish the required grade match, you can opt for dual grade lasers that have greater flexibility in terms of their ability to rotate through various angles. This is because dual grade lasers allow you to angle the construction laser on a separate grade.
Grade entry also allows for appropriate angling of the construction laser. The difference between grade entry and grade match is that grade entry allows for automatic angling of the laser. Construction lasers with grade entry come with a keyboard through which the user can key-in the required grade angle. Once this angle has been keyed, the construction laser automatically adjusts itself to reflect the specified grade angle.
It is also important to consider the kind of leveling used with your preferred construction laser. Leveling is important for construction lasers because it has a direct impact on the references that one will get from the laser.
Construction lasers can be leveled manually or the laser can level themselves automatically (self-leveling).A manual construction laser will require the user to adjust foot screws and bubble vials on the laser. Construction lasers that require manual leveling are more affordable than their self-leveling counterparts.
On the other hand, self-leveling construction lasers find the appropriate level on their own and maintain this level. The more advanced types of self leveling construction lasers can continue to adjust their level automatically when the laser is in use.
Others are designed to shut themselves down when the laser goes off the required level by a certain range.
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