Pacific Laser Systems’ new PLS2E laser system is designed to fill the gap between a hobbyist’s simple laser level and a professional’s rotary laser.
The PLS2E consists of a laser unit with a mounting bracket and a laser detector. The laser unit weighs 1.7 lbs. and is about palm-sized, and it can be attached using the included wall bracket or via direct mounting to a camera tripod. The detector can sense laser lines up to 60′ away accurate to 1/8″ every 30′. It runs approximately 30 hours on three AAA batteries.
At around $375 list for the kit with carrying case, it’s more expensive than many entry-level laser level systems, but far less than the $800-$1,000 of a good rotary laser.
The PLS2E’s available via a variety of tool distributors, or (as almost always) online for less. We found street pricing as low as $190 today.