The Different Applications of Laser for Vertical Layout

    So with all the iterations of the laser out there on the market, it’s sometimes hard to choose which one is good for the job needed. A vertical line laser is a good choice when looking for a laser that helps mark a chimney, install a deck, or even assist with the installation of a drop ceiling.

    What is a Vertical Laser?

    Not to be confused with a lasermeasuring tool’ which defines space and distance between multiple objects, or a laser pointer which is used in presentations, a laser level sends a bright beam of vertical light in the form of a line onto flat a surface with supreme accuracy.

    For example, a laser level is helpful when hanging floating shelves on a wall, or determining if an object is plumb and level. Most will also self-level, typically when positioned within four degrees of level, depending on the manufacturer.

    These days, many laser levels can be used for both vertical layout and horizontal layout. Some models, such as cross-line laser levels, emit both horizontal and vertical beams (either individually or simultaneously). Or, a rotating laser level can often be used to emit a horizontal beam of light, and then flip the laser on its side to make the beam vertical.

    How Vertical Lasers Increase Efficiency at Work?

    Laser for vertical layout. Source: Position Partners

    Manual levels will help get the job done; however, for large construction projects, a manual level is simply not efficient. This is where laser levels come into play. It’s been proven that a digital laser level can even save up to 50% of leveling time compared to conventional levels on job sites. Due to the fast data capture and secure means of data organization, a laser level will always be the more efficient option and choice.

    When required, the manual mode can also be enabled allowing to project lines that are not level or plumb. Sometimes there will also be the option to use mounting clamps that easily attach to a variety of surfaces for completely hands-free operation.

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