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Not up to the job
on 25 February 2012
I have used lots of Bosch products over the years and they are consistently good, efficient and built for their intended use. This laser pen light is, it must be said, solidly built and yes, it emits a red laser beam. But the plastic bracket and 2 pins Bosch supply as a fixing and support for the pen are, well, rubbish. I used the pen to mark levels for setting up an exhibition, but the slightest knock or vibration caused the pen to move on the support - its held by a magnet onto the plastic fitting - which makes any attempt at accuracy futile. Blobs of blutack, masking tape and various ad-hoc solutions were useless and frustrating.
Attempts at levelling are also not helped by the completely inaccurate bubble level, which is several degrees out of true. I resorted to fixing a 'proper' spirit level on battens and then mounted the laser pen on top. (Another review suggests a tripod bush - excellent idea).
Bosch need to design a better bracket with a simple screw levelling adjustment built in, and a really clever method of fixing it to vertical surfaces. No, I don't know how, either.