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Innovative design and Looks good on paper, but....
on 12 February 2012
Ok I work on site as a dry liner. I bought this as a cheaper alternative to a Dewalt line laser as mine had broke, it was virtually half the price, has a plumb bob dot as well. The build is quite good although the mode button is a little on the small side, the '10m' range on the spec sheet to be fair is bull knackers.
Must be half of that, the dewalt reaches twice the distance at least and fades to a bigger line where u would take the middle of it as level, the Bosch just vanishes after a couple of meters! And in verticle doesn't stretch over your head like the dewalt, the line starts about 2.5 meters ahead. Lucky for the plumb bob dot... Although u can't have it on at the same time as the lines.. Another bug bear is there is no magnet on the back for quick fix to metal studs columns etc.
Saying that I did get a free tripod, handy for some diy tiling! And the Off switch also locks the pendant to protect it from damage. Overall the spec is over inflated and should be reviewed or the laser up graded to be fair,
I'm keeping this as a spare and have gone back to the dewalt.
Summary: If your on leveling on site or bright conditions don't buy it, if your doing DIY at home tiling, door frames, a little wall, small jobs etc, it will be ok. It's not what I bought it for though and feel a bit let down, therefore 2stars..