How to Choose Dot Laser Levels / Plumb Laser Levels

This article will help you choose a dot laser level. Dot lasers levels, also known as plumb laser levels, project laser dots either vertically, horizontally or at right angles allowing the user to establish plumb lines or right angles.

Models Recommended for Outdoor and Indoor Use

40-6680 Self-Leveling 5 Beam Laser Dot (#1 features: 5 dot laser)

Product: 40-6680 MoreImages/40-6680-2.jpg

40-6675 Self-Leveling 3 Beam Laser Dot (#1 feature: 3 dot laser)

Product: 40-6675 MoreImages/40-6675-2.jpg

40-6184 3 Beam Magnetic Torpedo Laser Level (#1 feature: 3 dot (torpedo) laser)

Product: 40-6184 MoreImages/40-6184-2.JPG

40-0915 Magnetic Torpedo Laser Level (#1 feature: 1 dot (torpedo) laser)

Product: 40-0915 MoreImages/40-0915-PKG2.jpg

Key Features

  • Projects 2, 3, or 5 simultaneous dots
  • Transfer a point from the floor to the ceiling
  • Used to layout right angles
  • Used to establish a level plane

Common End User Applications

MoreImages/40-6680-APPD2.jpg MoreImages/40-6680-APPD1.jpg MoreImages/40-6680-APPD3.jpg

1. Contractors

  • Setting foundations and footings
  • Alignment of concrete forms
  • Layout of interior walls
  • Room additions/Partition installation
  • Install sprinkler systems
  • HVAC
  • Plumbing and pipe installation
  • Machinery installation

2. Electricians

  • Electrical outlets and switches
  • Install conduit & wiring
  • Track and Canned lighting

3. Masons

  • Align Brick
  • Square up Batter Boards

4. Fencers

  • Align fences, plumb posts & pickets

5. Finish Carpenters

  • Align 90° joints and edges
  • Level cabinets, shelving & countertops

Accessories

Accessories Model#
Heavy-Duty Aluminum Tripod 40-6340

Visit Johnson Level’s how-to guide on levels and tools for other how-to instructions. 

©2010 Johnson Level & Tool Mfg. Co., Inc.