Though there are many of us who like to revel on how glorious previous decades and centuries were, I love being part of the world of today. Just think about it, when have we had so many electronics and power tools readily at our disposal, like we do now?
Recently undergoing some makeover projects at home, I felt inclined to give up the old level and get one of the laser levels. After being amazed, I just felt the need to write a few things about these ingenious tools. I know what you’re thinking, as I was thinking the same before – laser levels must cost infinitely more than traditional levels. Truth is they don’t, not like years ago. There are many cheap laser levels to choose from, be they dot laser levels, crossline, or self levelling lasers.
The reason they make a good purchase is they provide high level of accuracy, both with right angles and with perfectly level surfaces. Apart from being built for precision, the wide range of cheap laser levels was also created for durability, withstanding the hazards of job sites. Unlike in the past, when they first appeared, laser levels of today aren’t bulky, and can be easily stored and carried. Their efficiency has entirely revolutionised the constructing projects, and let’s not forget all of the projects one can use them for at home.
Since you won’t be needing another person as your helping hand with handling this tool, you can enjoy many DIY projects without wasting significant effort or time. After first using my self levelling 5 Axis for measuring the floor and installing tiles, I just started finding more projects to make use of the usefulness of this tool. My wife wanted new kitchen cabinets, so that turned out to be another piece of cake DIY project, then hanging new curtains all over the home, and of course getting a photo-wall for my kids’ bedroom.
Other projects I plan on trying out with the laser level are aligning a fence, changing up the plumbing system, including refreshing the walls with some fun stripes (no wallpaper needed). The whole concept of how this tool works is what fascinates me, you get straight lines with simple pointing which makes for fast measurements and checking of proper alignment of objects.
No project seems impossible when you’ve got the help of a laser level, even if it’s something as demanding as installing lighting fixtures, which is why I really recommend one of these tools to every DIY enthusiast and those who want to cut down on the costs of hiring handymen.