TackLife Cross Line Automatic Red Laser Level Review

TackLife Cross Line Automatic Red Laser Level Review

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Takeaway: Great for indoor leveling projects though fades quickly in bright light/sun.

The laser level comes in a nylon zippered pouch. Inside you have the laser level, a magnetic mounting plate, and 2 AA batteries. You'll also receive an instruction manual. The laser level measures 3" square x 2" wide and weighs about 1/2 lb. The sides of the device have rubber bumpers on them to help absorb small bumps and impacts, but note that the laser level is a fragile tool and susceptible to damage so be careful not to drop it. At the front of the unit you'll see where the lasers are emitted vertically and horizontally. Directly under that is the lock switch which has a lock symbol on the left and an unlock symbol on the right. On the bottom towards the back is the battery bay door and in the middle is a 1/4" threaded mounting hole for the magnet mount or a standard tripod mount. On top you'll find the out-of-level alert button. The level attaches to the mount by tightening the thumb screw on the bottom and you can stick the mount to any magnetic metal surface.

To turn on the laser level, first you need to put the lock switch in the unlocked position. This activates the laser beams. The unit will automatically level the line within 4° of horizontal or vertical. There are two operation modes for this laser level. If you have the out-of-level alert on, when the unit is out of self-leveling range, the laser beams will flash quickly. If the alert is turned off, the laser beams will blink once every five seconds when out of self-leveling range. This allows you to set the angles manually which is helpful if you need a straight line that is on an angle that is not perfectly level.

When self-leveling the lines will bounce around a bit until they stabilize, and this can take a second or two. I found the automatic leveling to be accurate when comparing with my bubble level. The one thing with using the self-leveling laser is that it's sensitive to vibrations and shaking so even footsteps in the same room can throw the lines off for a second. Other than that, the light is bright and easily visible indoors from up to 50 feet away, though the further away from the target you are the dimmer the lighting needs to be to see the line. When used outdoors in bright conditions, the laser is barely visible even from a few feet away, and you'll likely need a line detector in these situations. Green lasers are typically a bit bright and work better outdoors. This tool can help you with all sorts of alignment projects from hanging picture frames to tiling, and it can run for around 12 hours on a fresh set of batteries.

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