Rotating Laser levels are essential tools for a wide range of jobs and particularly in construction and surveying. Of course a laser level’s job is to ensure that the everything is built on the same level and that it will be perfectly horizontal or vertical. If this isn’t achieved then there’s a good chance that any construction is going to fall down!
Otherwise, a level can be used for basic home improvement – you can use it to ensure that curtains are hung straight for example, or that you drill holes that are all properly aligned. Whatever the case, laser levels have a range of applications and are incredibly useful; the trick is just to get the right system for your own applications.
How does the Topcon RL-H4C stack up? Let’s take a look…
Everything You Need to Get Leveling
The Topcon RL-H4C rotary laser level provides everything you need to start taking accurate measurements and is ideal for taking onto worksites thanks to its handy carry case that will protect it from falls and accidents.
The case is a durable yellow plastic that is easy to spot and that will protect your equipment from falls and other accidents. The Topcon RL-H4C packed within is similarly yellow with a firm, rigid construction that you know can survive a few drops. It also has wo front handles for easy carrying and comes with a range of extras such as a bracket for attaching to beams, batteries and a handheld control. There’s also a warning sign to alert people on site about the laser.
The tool is incredibly quick to use and to find a level and includes self-leveling motors to ensure that you don’t need to fiddle with it yourself. Just set it and forget it! The high powered 2.4mW diode is also especially effective and gives a very impressive 800m diameter for the working reference. That means you can leave it in one place and measure out an entire property. There’s also a rechargeable battery and when all this is combined it becomes a much more powerful level laser than what is offered by the majority of manufacturers.
The product also impresses with its IP66 water resistant housing, which will mean it can be used in heavy rain and that it won’t be damaged by all the dust created on a typical worksite. And in case you’re not impressed enough with the excellent durability, there’s also a 5 year warranty so you can be extra sure it’s not going to die before its time!
Pros and Cons: Amazing Power, Accuracy and Durability
This product essentially offers everything you could need to bring with you onto the worksite. It is designed to handle a wide range of construction levelling tasks with ease and is very quick and simple to operate. In our review period, we found the self-leveling one of the biggest advantages of all. With no screws or bubble vials, you simply just set it up and it’s good to go. Manual slope functioning allows you to match a slope up to 5 degrees.
We were also very impressed with the sheer power and the huge radius. And businesses will love the amazing warranty and incredibly study construction.
All in all then, this is a particularly impressive laser level that we can recommend whole-heartedly. The only slight disappointment is the lack of included tripod. Many other products do include a tripod and this means you’re going to have to add to the price by getting one separately. Certainly not a deal breaker though and you should find you can find bundles if you’re willing to look around.
Conclusion: Top Quality for Serious Professionals
In short then, this is one of the most powerful laser levels on the market right now and is all the more impressive too thanks to its self-leveling and complete lack of leveling screws or bubble meter. It’s highly durable and perfectly suited to the worksite – it’s only a shame that you’ll need to buy the tripod separately.
And of course, this is only going to be useful for real construction work. For those who want a level to use around the house, there are cheaper options available with less rugged construction and fewer advanced options.