Bosch GLL 2-15 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Kit Review
The Bosch GLL 2-15 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser combines accuracy, reliability and durability in one single tool. The self leveling laser projects two bright lines either jointly or individually so it gives you the chance to select how to use it depending on what your job requires. It features the smart pendulum system which is responsible for ensuring that you have only and only accurate measurements by alerting you whenever there is any out of level condition and self levels. As soon as the laser is switched off, its pendulum locks for secure transport as all the laser’s delicate parts will be well protected. The Bosch GLL 2-15 offers a manual mode which allows you to use the device at any desired angle plus a really versatile clamp for firm grip on all kinds of surfaces. Because this is a very ergonomic tool with a lightweight and compact design you will find it very convenient and easy to store and use. The kit comes with several accessories that you will love.
What we like;
- Smart pendulum system; the Bosch GLL 2-15 laser comes packed with Bosch smart pendulum system which doesn’t only stop at self leveling but also ensures that you only make accurate measurements. For any out of level condition that occurs, this system quickly alerts you, this you will always be completely sure that you have only accurate measurements. As soon as the laser is switched off, this pendulum system locks keeping fragile parts of the tool well protected from any kinds of damage and thus maximizing the laser’s durability.
- Two cross line projection; the Bosch GLL 2-15 is ideal for a really wide variety of jobs and applications. This is more than just a typical point level laser reason being it projects cross lines and at the same time it can project two lines either jointly or independently. This way it gives you the versatility to have the perfect layout for added effectiveness, not so many lasers have this kind of efficiency so it makes the Bosch GLL 2-15 stand out.
- 50 feet visibility; this laser delivers 1/8inch accuracy for the cross line and 1/4icnh accuracy for point lines at visibility range of 50 feet. This laser’s lines are able to maintain brightness and visibility all the way to 50 feet.
- BM3 positioning device; the Bosch GLL 2-15 kit comes with the BM3 positioning device with retractable feet making set up in different applications very simple and quick. Whether it is for the free standing mode and or ceiling grid application setting up this laser will not give you any difficulties. You can also quickly adjust the BM3’s working height and lock it all thanks to the micro fine height adjustment system it is designed with. In addition the positioning device also features a variety of mounting systems such as the strong magnets for easy attachment on steel and metallic surfaces.
- Tough over molded design; this laser is designed to deliver long lasting operation which is why it has that really sturdy construction for maximum protection against water and dust. In addition it is also given a sure grip design so you cannot easily drop it or it will not easily slip through your hands and fall. Therefore no matter how hard your job site conditions are, this laser is your perfect choice as it is made with the body for those rough situations.
- Automatic unit shutoff; the Bosch GLL 2-15 is also made with the automatic shutoff feature which helps to save the laser’s battery life. When the tool is not being used, this feature will automatically switch it off to preserve battery for when it is being used.
- Manual mode; you can easily lock the laser lines at any angle of your choice with the help of the manual mode, this way you will always have a completely personalized session.
- Keypad operation; this is one extremely easy to operate device, it features a keypad from which you can quickly and easily choose between vertical and horizontal lines with absolutely no difficulty.
- Belt hard cover pouch; transportation and storage of the Bosch GLL 2-15 is super easy simply because it comes in a very convenient carrying bag. It is a very hard cover carrying bag so the laser is always safe in there.
What we don’t like;
- Not that bright outdoors; the Bosch GLL 2-15 self leveling laser is a greatly efficient tool but just like anything else I discovered one minor con about the device. The laser is super bright when being used indoors but when it comes to outdoor usage it is actually not that bright more so under the bright sun. For people who are acquiring the laser for only indoor projects, this is absolutely no issue of concern but for those who want to also use it for outdoor projects the issue of it not being bright outside is a bother.
- 50 feet visibility range; we have seen so many high quality lasers offering up to about 100 feet visibility range unfortunately the Bosch GLL 2-15 is only able to offer a range of 50feet and this is quite short. The only good thing is that its lines are very bright and visible in the short range that it offers.
The Bosch GLL 2-15 Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Kit includes the GLL-2-15 laser, BM3 positioning device, hard carrying case and finally a laser target. This cross line laser projects both the vertical and horizontal up to a range of 50 feet and it gives you the chance to choose whether to use each line on its own or use both of them at the same time using its user friendly key pad. The Bosch GLL 2-15 also features the smart pendulum system which helps you to work with only accurate measurements as it lets you whenever you level out of range. It combination of highly visible and a very sturdy construction makes this laser perfect for so many different layout and leveling applications.