Here's a laser level perfect for the homeowner or contractor who's hanging cabinets or shelving, installing suspended ceiling or flooring or just hanging artwork. It's compact, inexpensive and reliable. Strait-Line's 60-foot laser line can mark a 120-foot work area by swiveling the laser, and it's accurate to +/- 3/16" at 20 feet. Best of all, it leaves not a mark on your surface, unlike other laser levels we've seen that have pins on the back. Instead, just peel the strip of 3M Command Adhesive (be sure to affix the correct side to each surface) and place the level. For a horizontal line, just turn the unit until the bubble in the horizontal level is between the two lines. For a vertical line, keep your eye on the vertical level's bubble. Lengthening the line is a snap, accomplished just by changing the tilt angle on the mounting base up to 4 degrees. At its full length, the line isn't as bright as when it's projecting just a few feet, but even so, it's bright enough to work from. Hanging a wall border around a corner? No problem: The laser will round the bend for you. It's slick, fast, easy and fun. Our only complaints: It only comes with four Command Adhesive strips (so stock up) and the two AA batteries are not included. Other than that, it's a great little tool.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste
Get it straight with this advanced-technology electronic laser level. The Strait-Line Laser Level 120 is great for home improvement projects, hanging pictures and window treatments, mounting shelving, laying wall and floor tile, and more. Its laser beam is 4 times stronger for better line visibility even in brightly lit areas while its 360° rotation creates an expansive 120’ work area. Other features: adhesive mounting strips for hands-free work and damage-free removal; dual-bubble vials for easy, accurate horizontal and vertical reads; distance-control pivot for adjusting line length and visibility; adjustable laser line length to 60’; and 8° tilt. Imported.