The folks at Bosch recently released a video of their new GLL2 80 line laser. We find it a little difficult to get stoked about lasers after the last couple years, but this is actually pretty sweet. It’s a 360 degree multi line laser for less than $300.
The concept of a true 360 degree laser –- not a rotary –- unit was pretty fantastic a few years ago but the high end guys were about the only crews that could get their hands on them. Now the GLL2 80 can be had by almost anyone running around on a jobsite. It features a range of 65’ indoors to 265’ outside with a receiver you can buy separately. It’s got all the bells and whistles like self leveling, a locking pendulum, tripod mount, and several different modes that let you get the line you want on the axis you want where you need it.
Of course this all sounds great, though it’s not sexy like a hammer drill. When turned off it does just look like a box — hence the video, complete with dramatic voiceover. It really looks like pro, dual plane line levels are going to be more accessible to those who want them going forward.