Product Focus: Lasers
Mobile App Laser Level
Find level and customize angles with more confidence and functionality than ever before. The Phone Works mobile app and Laser Level device harness the power of your smartphone to produce level lines and much more. The device uses your headphone jack to project a crosshair laser line, and the free app transforms your phone’s screen into a digital display of your project. The high-definition display shows measurement data and allows you to match and customize angles. When you have the data you need, the app lets you capture, store and send data/images for an easier way to manage your projects. For more information, visit ryobi.com.
Horizontal and Vertical Laser
The HV302 Horizontal and Vertical Laser is capable of handling a wide variety of horizontal, vertical and plumb applications in both interior and exterior projects. Its high-visibility beam enables simultaneous rotating and 90 degree plumb references and is easy to see even in brightly lit interiors. The product also includes a new “Fingerprint” function—once the receiver is paired with the laser, the HL760 receiver only accepts the “Fingerprint” beam from the laser it is paired with, reducing errors and conflict between teams working in close proximity with other lasers. The tool can also be paired with another HL760 for long-range wireless remote display and monitoring. For more information, visit spectralasers.com.
Plane Leveling Laser
Bosch Measuring Tools
The BS 150 Compact Tripod combined with an optional kit that includes the GLL3-80 360-degree 3-Plane Leveling and Alignment Line Laser offers professionals a complete leveling solution. When the GLL3-80 is paired with the new BS 150 compact tripod, workers can easily adjust the height of the tool with fine adjustment capability to ensure greater accuracy and quick set up. The BS 150 features collapsible legs and weighs a total of two pounds for easy storage and transportation. The new compact tripod has a 1/4-inch to 20-inch thread that is compatible with most line lasers, point lasers and laser measures. For more information, visit boschtools.com.
Rebar and Metal Locator
The MetalliScanner x8 metal locator efficiently locates and determines the depth of 1/2-inch diameter rebar and 1/2-inch diameter copper pipe up to 8 inches deep and automatically differentiates between ferrous (steel, iron) and non-ferrous (aluminum, copper) metal. The tool incorporates three adjustable sensitivity levels for easy unit of measure selection and provides simpler and more accurate scanning over rougher, textured surfaces, even lath and plaster, and detects and pinpoints targets at a much greater depth than conventional technologies. With its ergonomic design, large backlit transflective display for better viewing in both low light and bright light conditions, integrated marker system, and pivoting handle attachment for easier scanning of walls, floors and ceilings, the tool is a high-grade choice. For more information, visit zircon.com.
Android App for Layout
Topcon Position Group
The Magnet Construct is a new app designed to drive the LN-100 Layout Navigator system. The no-cost app, available for the Android market, is built to provide “out-of-the-box” productivity with LN-100W hardware. It offers optional connectivity with Magnet Enterprise for real-time data exchange from active project sites to and from the office within a user’s private company account. Magnet Construct is currently available for Android users to download for free on the Google Play store. For more information, visit topconpositioning.com.