A laser leveling device is extremely handy for construction workers who frequently frame vaulted ceilings and tall walls. Of course, you can always plumb walls and use a plumb bob or spirit level to transfer the layout. However, an electronic laser level will give precise accurate readings, minimizing the guess work, and save your time. The DeWALT DW0822 is both a dot laser and a line laser, giving vertical and horizontal lines, as well as points or dots, that act as a plumb bob and go up and down.
If you are new to laser level items, read about the different laser levels available and the best way to select the one that suits your needs.
DeWALT DW0822 Versatile Features
The horizontal and vertical beam lines generated from the DeWALT Self-Leveling Cross Line Laser spread around 180 degrees. These levels are excellent for setting windows and determining grades for porches and stair platforms.
There is a full-time pulse mode for which we recommend that you get the detector which is sold separately; the line beams are pulsed so when they are too faint to be seen in the sunlight, a detector will be able to make them visible and maintain their brightness.
The tool is elevated by the integrated base, and allows down-beam projection for the visibility of the dot aligned with the wall layout. By swiveling it sideways, enough distance is established between the floor and the tool so you are able to see the dot at the bottom of the wall without having to get down on your hands and knees. The housing can be placed next to the bottom plate of the tool and plumb it to the top plate situated above. The pivoting base is magnetic, with a ¼ inches front and rear magnets that allow attachments to steel and metal track.
Durable for harsh conditions.
The product is designed with IP54 debris/water resistance and an over-molded rubber housing which makes it dependable and resilient for outdoor use. The rubber housing keeps the device safe from precipitation and withstands dangerous job site conditions.
Another remarkable feature that keeps the tool safe from any job site hazards is the pendulum lock. It protects the internal components from getting damaged. The lack of this feature is one of the reasons why cheap tools are likely to die out quickly. Some users had dropped the DeWALT DW0822 from a considerable vertical distance, but with the pendulum locked and according to them, other than a few scratches, the tool wasn’t damaged at all. The product comes with 3 AA batteries and a portable plastic case.
The DeWALT DW0822 Self Leveling Cross Line Level is a nifty tool for any carpenter, framer or construction worker. It is easy to use and accurate, and it’s ruggedness justifies its above average price.