September 9, 2010

Bosch GLL2-80 Laser Level - Reader Review (Rob T.)

This time around, the Bosch gets the handyman treatment...

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I, like others was both pleased and shocked when I opened the package from Bosch....pleased that I was selected to be a tester of the GLL2-80 and shocked when I opened the case and two thirds of it was empty. What else is supposed to be in there?

bosch_laser_RT2.jpgAs a handyman, I do a lot of various things and will be able to use this level on a wide variety of projects. My first one was in my own house. We've recently purchased a house and need to prepare to move in. Project 1 was to build some shelves in the basement to store the many plastic totes of "stuff" that my wife and I have. These totes stack well but when the stack is over 3 high, it's tough to get into the lower ones. I took an empty wall in the basement, pulled the Bosch GLL2-80 out of the case and set it on a ladder to shoot a level line across the wall. This level was not only accurate (I checked it with my 6 foot level) it was easy to use. I didn't even have to read the instructions to get it to give me level and plumb lines! I love this thing! The best part was that my6 foot level stayed on the workbench the rest of the project while the laser stayed on. I never had to worry about dropping anything while attaching the bracing for the shelves since the red lines were there to tell me if the shelf was where it was supposed to be.

bosch_laser_RT3.jpgMy next test for the GLL2-80 was at a customer's house. I was asked to hang some pictures and a bulletin board. They were not the simple one nail in the wall and walk away, but rather the drywall plug and screw on both sides of the frames. The laser made this project impressive to my customer and easy for me to put the plugs in exactly the right spots! In no time I was done and the customer was happy.

I give this product a 9 out of 10 like most of the others, mainly because of the extra space in the case that is for the unknown extras. (If this space is for the optional glasses and bag for the level they should be included in my opinion.) As for liking it??? I love this product and will be using it for many projects in the future. Thanks Bosch for letting me test it and thanks Tool Snob for setting this up!!!


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Posted by Doug Mahoney at September 9, 2010 5:15 AM
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