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Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best laser level that are currently available on the United Kingdom marketplace.
Different types of levels have been around for many years, and while old style levels are still in use, new technology has many advantages .
These laser levels produce a line across any surface, in any direction and are totally accurate. Eg If you are hanging a shelf it will make sure that you get it totally level, this is just one simple example of what they are used for.
There is no marking required, no measuring, and the line will stay perfectly on your surface for as long as you need it. They can be fairly expensive, but for me they are an essential tool, even for basic DIY. You are assured of a level job every time, especially when a standard level isn't long enough.
Just below you will see our top 5 list of laser levels. However, we also know you are busy, so if you don't have time to read our full review, we would highly recommend the Bosch Professional cross line laser GCL 2-15
Best Laser Levels by Buyer Rating
The top 5 are as follows:
Bosch Professional cross line laser GCL 2-15
Laser Level, HYCHIKA 15M Self-Leveling Line Laser
Huepar 360 Laser Level
HANMATEK Cross Laser Level
Bosch Quigo Green Beam Cross Line Laser
Just below, we have also completed some summary reviews on each of these, so as you can see which is the best option for you.
Best Professional - Bosch Professional cross line laser GCL 2-15 Summary Review
98% customer satisfaction from over 5000+ reviews
- 98% customer satisfaction with 85% of all buyers giving this model a full 5 star review
- Horizontal and vertical laser lines and two centred plumb points with optimal visibility
- Flexible use options thanks to a rotating RM 1 Professional multifunctional mount
- Laser class 2, IP 54, self-levelling range ± 4°, levelling accuracy ± 0.3 mm/m
- GCL 2-15 with RM 1 Professional rotating mount, 3 x AA batteries, laser target plate, protective bag
This Bosch model is quite expensive when you compare it to the Hychika model that we have below. Although they can basically do the same job, this model is amined at the professionals who will be using it every day. It is fully rotating, self levelling, marks both axis, has excellent accuracy etc etc but main difference is the build quality. This unit is built for daily use and is made to last, even with the rough and tumble of a building site.
Best Budget - HYCHIKA 15M Self-Leveling Line Laser Summary Review
90% customer satisfaction from over 4,000+ reviews
- 96% Customer Satisfaction
- Dual Laser Module that satisfies your different needs, you can have both vertical & horizontal lines
- Self-levelling feature. The laser is automatically leveled and the laser will flash when out-of-level.
- Magnetic holder is very handy.
- Can rotate the line through 360 degrees
- 20 hours battery life with continuous use.
I loved this unit. It's very affordable compared to the Bosch model and it has everything i need for a bit of DIY around the house. That's really what it is built for and is ideal for occassional use when you need a level. It works perfectly and will make any job just that bit easier. If you have a big building project or are intending to use a level every day then spend the extra money and get the Bosch. It will be worth it.
No 3 - Huepar 360 Laser LevelSummary Review
94% customer satisfaction from over 100+ reviews ( this is a pretty new model )
- 90% buyer satisfaction rating
- Projects one 360° horizontal line and one 130° large fan angle vertical laser line.
- Ultra bright green beam with an accuracy of ± 1/9 inch at 33Ft(3mm/10m).
- Working range can be extended up to 196Ft
- Tool self levels and indicates out-of-level condition while pendulum unlocked. Once pendulum locked, it switches to manual mode to lock lines for use at any angle.
- Strong magnetic pivoting base
- Shock resistant, IP54 waterproof and dustproof, shockproof, wear resistant, impact resistance.
No 4 - HANMATEK Cross Laser Level Summary Review
88% customer satisfaction from over 3.000+ reviews
- 90% buyer satisfaction rating
- Self-Leveling mode & Manual and can be locked to any angle
- IP54 protection class (splash and dust protection), Shockproof housing provide 1M Crash proof
- Magnetic swiveling bracket is available but unfortunately is not included. Its a pity as this is a must for me
- Horizontal line accuracy: ± 2.5mm. Vertical lines Accuracy: ± 2.5mm.Laser Length:15M(Horizontal 10M,Vertical 5M) Self-leveling tilt: 110 degrees.
No 5 - Bosch Quigo Green Beam Cross Line Laser Summary Review
86% customer satisfaction from over 3.000+ reviews
- 86% buyer satisfaction rating
- Green laser is supposed to be 4 times easier to see but was just the same to me
- Range of up to 12 m
- MM2 universal clamp and adapter plate supplied with the tool ( again not magnetic )
- Items included: Quigo green, 2 x 1.5 V batteries (AAA), MM2 universal clamp, adapter plate, cardboard box
Types of Laser Levels
Probably the most common of the laser levels is a line laser. It will project a vertical or horizontal line onto any surface you are working on. You can have a 360 degree projection and a forward projection.
For instance a 360 degree would give you a level on all four walls of a room that you are working in. Very handy indeed! You can imagine how many applications this has.
This is something that I haven't used very often and I don't see much point in it if you have a line type laser already. It will cast a dot of light on the targeting surface and is mostly used by plumbers and electricians to make sure pipes and conduits are plumb.
They are a bit cheaper than the laser line models and really not as versatile.
Rotary Level Lasers are less common than line lasers but are equally as useful. They project the line in a rotary fashion and are usually on the bigger side. There are two different types: dual-slope and single-slope.
The dual-slope can move a line across both the X and Y axis, and the single-slope just Y axis. These are mainly used for digging Foundations, Grade Work, Masonry, Layout, so mostly outdoor work.
Laser Level Buying Tips
There are a wide range of these tools at many different prices so its important to know what you are looking for.
Nearly all laser levels have two types of accuracy: self-leveling and preset. I will always choose the self leveling option as they are designed to find their true level and that's much more accurate than your eye will ever be.
They are a bit more expensive but its well worth the extra. If you can afford it then make sure the level you pick has a rating of at least +- 3Xm.
Multiple Mounting Methods
To me this is a massive feature and very important. You want to be able to mount your device on different types of surfaces such as rails or walls. maybe a tripod or some sort of stand. Make sure it can be attached mechanically to various surfaces and always get a unit that can be attached magnetically.
Auto Leveling Capability
This is an essential feature as it automatically sets up your tool within its leveling range (generally ± 5*). It means That even if the laser unit isn't level, its line of sight will be. so i will always look for this in any level I would buy.
You are going to read a lot of opinions on red and green beam laser. Technically speaking the green beams can provide a lot more power ( up to 250 times more ) so you will find that they tend to be used more for outdoor uses. So you can deduce that the red beams are used more for indoor work.
For me, i cant really see the need to go 250 times further but if you expect to be doing a lot of outdoor work then going for a green beam will make sense.
Standard procedure here when you are looking at the battery life. Many of these units will last up to 30 hours on one charge. All you really need is:-
- 12 hours of use on one charge
- Reasonably quick charge time
- Li-ion battery for definite
- Battery lifetime ( how many times it can be charged )
High IP Rating
Ingress Protection is the technical name here. Its just a government standard rating for how waterproof, dust proof, shockproof an item is.
It might specify that it is waterproof at a depth of one metre for 30 minute for instance, this will be a specific rating ( that would be IP67 ).
You can go into it in great detail but just get a unit that's waterproof and shockproof and you will be fine.
Laser Level Basics
As well as our many tool reviews, we have also included a whole range of articles, on how to use them. This will include the many tasks that you may have to do at home. That could include putting up a shelf, drilling through tiles, drilling through concrete, laying carpet, fixing a leaking tap, and just about any other thing that you can think of.
The site is managed and run by myself Enda, an electrician by trade, and by my friend Geoff, a plumber with many years of experience. We have done house renovations, construction builds and extensions, loft and garage conversions, conservatories, fencing, path making and just about any other job in the construction and building industry.
Between us, we have a lot of experience, and we are more than happy to share that with you here.
If the laser level isn't the tool for you, they you may be interested in our measuring device's page.
Hopefully you have found this information on laser levels useful. In conclusion, I personally think you need one or other of the first two choices. Something you use everyday and is fairly expensive, or something for the odd job that's pretty cheap. There is really no inbetween for me.