Coming in at the top of our list is the Topcon RL-H5A with LS-80L receiver. This fantastic laser is packed with a heap of useful features that make it one of the most reliable and easy-to-operate rotary laser levels around.
Not only the RL-H5A able to self level +/- 5 degrees, but it comes with a “Slope Matching” feature which allows the user to check grade on all slope work. In addition to the “Slope Matching” feature, the RL-H5A also has an out-of-level alarm (like a few of the multiline laser levels mentioned above) which helps to further prevent incorrect grade and slope measurements being used.
With a tough IP rating of 66, you can’t go wrong with purchasing the Topcon RL-H5A which can withstand strenuous job site conditions including torrential rainfall.
- LS-80L Receiver
- Receiver Clamp
- 4 x D-Cell Alkaline batteries
- Carry case
- Operator Manual
2. PLS H2 Z
At Laserman, we can’t get enough of PLS products and that goes for the PLS H2 Z red beam rotary laser level. It’s the optimal laser for interior and exterior layout projects like laying concrete slabs and we highly recommend it to landscapers, plumbers and electricians in particular.
The H2 Z is beautifully designed; it’s sleek and stylish with an easy-to-use one button operation, so there’s no way you’ll get confused by any overcomplicated extra functions. The H2 Z also has a tougher IP rating then the Topcon RL-H5A, at 67, so you can be rest assured that the H2 can handle some knocks and bumps on the job site.
One drawback on this laser would be that it doesn’t have the greatest range, but if you’re working on a residential site, the 300m range is sure to do the job.
- PLS BP10 Alkaline battery tray
- 4 x D batteries
- Safety sheet and Quick Reference Guide
Once again we have another geo-FENNEL product making it’s way onto our list, but for good reason.
The FL115H with FR 77-MM receiver is the most accurate rotary laser level in its class at +0.5mm @ 30m, and has a RPM of 800 which makes it perfect for usage with machine control solutions. Its high RPM also gives the FL115H an enormous working range of up to 1200m (with its recommended receiver) so it’s ideal for working on long distance job sites.
Like the Topcon RL-H5A, the FL115H comes with an out-of-level alarm and automatically shuts off to avoid incorrect measurements. However the FL115H has an operating time of approximately 26 hours, so ensure you bring along the rechargeable batteries to your job site.
If you’re doing any sort of long distance work on a commercial site that requires extreme accuracy, we can’t recommend the FL115H enough.
- FR 77-MM Receiver
- Li-Ion rechargeable batteries with charger
- Battery case for alkaline batteries
Last on our list is the Spectra Precision LL500 with HL700 receiver. While this laser is slightly more pricey than the others on this list, the cost is justified.
This rotary laser is designed as a one-person leveling system, so you can increase efficiency and productivity at work. Like the geo-FENNEL FL115H, the LL500 is optimal for longer range measurements with a working range of 500m and accuracy of 1.5mm @ 30m.
There’s no need to worry about whether this laser will run out of power in the middle of the job, as it has a huge operating time of 175 hours with NiMH batteries. The LL500 is a robust and ergonomic rotary laser level that we think is worth the price tag.
- HR700 Receiver with C70 rod clamp
- Alkaline batteries
- Carry case
- User Manual