Laser levels help to speed up the finishing and repair work in the house. They are designed for precise marking of vertical or horizontal planes. Good devices are developed and manufactured by the well-known German company Bosch. A wide range of laser levels is presented on the Russian market. They differ in technical parameters, dimensions, weight and cost. Expertology magazine experts advise when choosing to pay attention to several points.

Selection Guide

When buying a Bosch laser level, you should take into account the design features of the device and its functional content.

Type of level. The scope of the laser level largely depends on its design.

    1. Point models are considered the simplest. With their help, you can set 3-5 points on different planes. To connect them, an additional rope is required.

 

    1. Linear levels are designed to work in small spaces. Devices build vertical and horizontal lines.

 

    1. Rotary levels are actively used at construction sites. With their help, it is possible to turn the plane up to 360º. The devices are rich in functionality.

 

Ingress protection class. Depending on the degree of protection of the level from dust and moisture, there are models for outdoors or indoors.

    1. If the manufacturer indicated the protection class IP50 and higher, then the device will withstand atmospheric influences and will not be afraid of dust.

 

    1. For premises, more affordable levels with protection class from IP20 are being developed.

 

Weight and dimensions. Laser levels seriously differ in weight and overall dimensions.

    1. The most compact and lightest are point and linear devices. Their weight rarely exceeds 500 g, and some models can be moved in your pocket.

 

    1. Professional rotary levels can weigh up to 5 kg. To work with them, a special tripod or holder is required.

 

Additional options. In laser levels, you can find many different options that are designed to facilitate the work of the master.

    1. Auto-off saves power and prolongs battery life. When idle, the device turns off by itself.

 

    1. Automatic self-leveling helps you quickly find a horizontal position, regardless of the location of the level body. In some cases, the option to turn off automatic alignment will be useful.

 

    1. A laser plummet will help to abandon tripods and supports. There are also levels with adjustable supports.

 

Only 5 of the best laser levels from Bosch were included in our review. All of them have successfully passed tests at construction sites in Russia, having received positive feedback from the craftsmen.

Top 5 Bosch Laser Levels

BOSCH GLL 3-80 Professional (0601063S00)

Rating: 5.0

BOSCH GLL 3-80 Professional (0601063S00)

The richest functional content stands out from the competition laser level BOSCH GLL 3-80 Professional. It has a record operating range without a receiver (30 m), if necessary, this distance can be increased by 4 times (up to 120 m) using additional equipment. The manufacturer equipped the model with a 3-beam construction scheme, the accuracy of the device is 0.3 mm / m. The level can be used in a wide temperature range (-10…+40ºС). Experts note the strength of the structure, it is able to withstand accidental falls from a small height. For storage and transportation of the electronic device, there is a plastic case and a bag. Additional options include auto power off, sound and light indication, and leveling off. The model wins gold in our review.

In the reviews, the owners praise the BOSCH GLL 3-80 Professional level for the convenient construction of right angles, high accuracy, high-quality assembly and durability. Of the shortcomings, they note the rapid discharge of batteries.

Advantages

    • long working distance;

 

    • high accuracy;

 

    • good equipment;

 

    • quality assembly;

 

    • durable construction.

 

Flaws

    • A set of batteries lasts only one working day.

 

BOSCH GLL 2-20 Professional + BM 3

Rating: 4.9

BOSCH GLL 2-20 Professional + BM 3

In second place on our podium is the BOSCH GLL 2-20 Professional + BM 3 laser level. The linear type device generates two beams with 360º sweep angles. Experts appreciated the economical power consumption, the model in this regard surpasses its competitors (12 hours with continuous operation). In terms of construction range without a receiver, the device is second only to the winner (20 m), high accuracy (0.4 mm / m) also deserves praise. It should be noted a bright thin beam, thanks to which you can work both indoors and in the sun. The kit comes with a mounting fixture that allows you to expand the scope of the laser level. To store and move the model, the manufacturer has provided a case.

Judging by the large number of reviews, the BOSCH GLL 2-20 Professional + BM 3 level is popular with Russian craftsmen. They are satisfied with the accuracy, ease of use, convenient bracket. By cons, users include a tight power button, due to which the device shifts.

Advantages

    • economical consumption of electricity;

 

    • good technical characteristics;

 

    • ease of use;

 

    • convenient bracket.

 

Flaws

    • hard on/off button.

 

BOSCH GLL 2-10 Professional

Rating: 4.8

BOSCH GLL 2-10 Professional

The most popular BOSCH laser level in our country is the GLL 2-10 Professional model. This conclusion was made by our experts after analyzing a large number of reviews on NM. Although the device is inferior to the leaders in the build range without a receiver (10 m), it accurately demonstrates the same indicator with the review winner (0.3 mm / m). In addition, the level boasts a wide operating temperature range (-10…+50ºС). At the same time, the continuous operation time reaches 9 hours, the device is powered by 3 AA batteries. Thanks to an intuitive interface, even a novice master will quickly master the electronic device. Lightness and compactness should be added to the asset of the product, you can even carry the level in your pocket. BOSCH GLL 2-10 Professional takes an honorable third place on the podium.

Domestic users consider the German device to be a solid level, which is sold at an adequate price. But it can be difficult to mark a right angle on the floor, you have to block the laser, and then direct it to the floor.

Advantages

    • democratic price;

 

    • high accuracy;

 

    • wide operating temperature range;

 

    • economical energy consumption.

 

Flaws

    • it is difficult to mark a right angle on the floor.

 

BOSCH UniversalLevel 3 Basic

Rating: 4.7

BOSCH UniversalLevel 3 Basic

Many types of finishing work in the premises helps to perform the BOSCH UniversalLevel 3 Basic laser level. High-quality LEDs produce bright beams with a range of 10m (without receiver). The level can operate in one of three modes (tilt mode, 2 and 3 laser lines) with an opening angle of 120º. The operating temperature range is from +5 to +40ºС, the model is inferior to the leaders of the review in terms of measurement accuracy (0.5 mm / m). The level is powered by the energy of three AA batteries, the continuous operation time is limited to 5 hours. Experts have identified several useful options in the device, simplifies the work of automatic leveling and the ability to turn it off. The laser level comes with a case for easy storage. The model stops one step away from the prize podium.

Users in the reviews praise the BOSCH UniversalLevel 3 Basic level for its compactness and lightness, high-quality workmanship, and clear lines. Some masters lack a tripod to work with the device.

Advantages

    • lightness and compactness;

 

    • quality assembly;

 

    • sharp lines;

 

    • convenience in work.

 

Flaws

    • modest functionality.

 

Bosch Quigo III (0603663521)

Rating: 4.6

Bosch Quigo III (0603663521)

The low cost of the BOSCH Quigo III laser level stands out from the competition. Experts liked the device for its compactness and lightness (270 g). The model projects one beam each in the vertical and horizontal planes. The maximum building range is limited to 10 m, while the accuracy is 0.8 mm/m. The level is easy to operate, automatic leveling occurs in just 6 seconds. You can project diagonal beams by tilting the device. If the tilt angle is out of the alignment range by 4 degrees or more, the laser beams are turned off. The role of the current source is played by two AAA batteries, they provide a continuous operation time of 5 hours. The level closes the top five Bosch laser levels.

In the reviews, users actively discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the budget model. Some consider the device easy to use, durable and fairly accurate. Other masters do not have enough stand, do not like the tight opening / closing of the visor.

Advantages

    • affordable price;

 

    • lightness and compactness;

 

    • ease of use;

 

    • reliability and durability.

 

Flaws

    • the visor moves hard.