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Works as Advertised and IS Wall-Mountable !
on 25 July 2015
If you're after a laser level this might cost a little more than some other reputable makes (eg Black & Decker) but, from my pre-purchase investigations, the outlay gives you some features they might not have...
As far as performance is concerned, it worked for me as I had hoped; I usually stick to Bosch or Black & Decker so my 'loyalty' has once again proved worthwhile.
For me, those potential 'extras' which this level gives you are :
1. Self-Levelling (provided the level is already within 4degrees of level).
2. A multi-purpose clamp.
3. Cross-hair laser lines.
I'm not sure I understand the problem I read beforehand in other reviews about the laser lines getting 'thicker' due to the projection distance; as long as they're still well-defined, and of constant thickness, you can still use them by either using the top/bottom or (worst case) a specific distance 'inside' the line. The crucial factor with this level is that the lines ARE of constant thickness.....
Also, it works at any angle you want and then the self-levelling feature is pointless of course.
It's sufficiently lightweight to allow it to be readily located where you want by either sitting it on a surface (eg ladder step for high-up work) or using the included clamp.
I used this to set, before final fixing, the vertical and horizontal aspects of a kitchen worktop and associated supporting cupboards on a floor which was not level (in varying degrees over the area !). It was in a sunlit conservatory, but the projected lines were just about usable even when the sun was out !
The beauty of a laser level is that you are not restricted to a specific length of what you're checking as you are with a spirit level, which I would have had to move about to check all the necessary surfaces/edges involved.
Yes, you move the laser level to move the projected line about, but after it quickly self-levels I had the confidence to know it was consistent and my movement of it did not introduce any error or movement, as is possible with a spirit level for example; it's also effortless, whereas you have to hold in place a spirit level on a wall (for example) which uses up at least one of your hands !
An added bonus is that you can use a corner of the crosshair to confirm a vertical/horizontal section at the same time. I used a step ladder to rest the level on and adjusted the height of the projected line by adding/removing small amounts of notebook paper underneath the body of the level until the projected line was precisely aligned with the surface I wanted to set.
*** Finally, it's worth mentioning that (again in contradiction to other reviews) I think wall-fixing IS possible since there is a notched opening on the top clamp jaw which should accommodate a small-headed screw, nail or, MUCH BETTER (since the latter have a less secure way of interfacing with the notch inside to ensure attachment is secure) a threaded cup hook which can screwed into the existing wall fixture.
The clamp jaws might not then be 'level', but since the fixing part of it is adjustable you can still get that necessary 'within 4degrees' for self-levelling !
[I've included a photo of that bit of the clamp jaws to help you understand my point along with it in use that way plus a view of the choice of bases/fixing threads]
So, I think this level works as advertised and, with the included clamp/fixture, offers the opportunity to use it in a multitude of environments.