Choosing an Outdoor Rotary Laser Level

This article will help you select a rotary laser level for outdoor use. Rotary lasers levels project a beam of light 360° allowing the user to establish a horizontal or vertical plane.

Models Recommended for Outdoor Use Only

40-6580 Electronic Self-Leveling Dual Grade Horizontal Rotary Laser Level (#1 feature: programmable dual slope)

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40-6537 Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal Rotary Laser Level (#1 feature: set the laser beam by quadrant)

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40-6535 Electronic Self-Leveling Horizontal Rotary Laser Level (#1 feature: one button operations)

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Key Features

  • Self-leveling
  • Single Speed Rotary Lasers
  • Horizontal Rotation Only
  • Slope/Grade capability
  • Used to determine elevation on job site
  • Remote control & detector included

Common End User Applications

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1. Construction Contractors

  • Site preparation, establishing grades, excavating
  • Landscaping - terracing & retaining walls
  • Rough & Fine grading
  • Digging basements
  • Setting foundation & footers
  • Retention ponds & septic tanks

2. Concrete contractors

  • Controlling concrete pours
  • Alignment & plumb of concrete forms

3. Deck Builders

  • Leveling deck floors
  • Establish diagonals & footings for decks/patios

4. Farmers

  • Contour farming, drainage


Accessories Model#
Tripod/Grade Rod 40-6305
Laser Detector 40-6715
Universal Detector 40-6790
Machine Detector 40-6791C/M
16' Grade Rod 40-6320
13' Grade Rod 40-6310
8' Grade Rod 40-6862
Heavy Duty Elevating Tripod 40-6330
Heavy Duty Tripod 40-6340
Contractor Tripod 40-6335

Check out Johnson Level's guide on how to use a laser level outside for more information.

Visit our level and tool how-to guide for more information.

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