How to use a laser level: general principles and methods of application
Convenient laser levels, allowing to produce a perfectly accurate counting willingly become professionals and DIY enthusiasts.For smooth bright line drawn by a laser, clearly visible even from a distance.But a person with no experience may be wondering how to use a laser level properly.Read about it in this article.
- What should be done before starting work
- As a result the laser level in the operating position
- How to configure a laser level
- Extras facilitating work with leveling
- Laser level in practice: some concrete examples of the use
- Remember the safety
What should be done before starting work
Before you start using the appliance you must clearly distinguish what type of laser levels you have to work.Although if you are buying this product, you know it you were at the stage of selecting the laser level.
All laser levels can be divided into:
Static builders lines (other names - krosslayner or multiprizmenny Builder).
Rotary builders lines (other names - mnogoprizmenny Builder, level).
Static builders axes (other names - pointer, point the laser).
In principle, most of the manufacturers written instructions (normally supplied in the kit), how to prepare the unit for operation.As a rule, no special "dancing with a tambourine" is required - everything is simple and clear.
- If the model is leveling battery type before using it need to charge the battery.
- If the device is battery operated, then paste them into the bay to feed.
- Verifies levels, including him.If there was a laser beam, that's all right.You can start the installation of the device.
As a result the laser level to the operating position
This is important - the quality of marking depends on how true is laser level.Therefore it is necessary and appropriate place for him to find and install it properly.There are some requirements for full operation of the device:
Step 1. on the route of the laser beam should not be any obstacles.Otherwise, the effect of refraction will interrupt the projected line.
Step 2. Positioning laser level should be at the optimum distance to the object.Allowable maximum specified in the instructions, and do not exceed it.Reducing the distance reduces the chance of error, so if possible, try to put the device closer.The allowable maximum can be increased by using a special receiver beams.This option used when the object is located at a great distance.
Step 3. During leveling must be on a flat surface (table top is suitable), a tripod or a special holder.It must be firmly fixed, since the total immobility of the device - a guarantee of obtaining accurate data.There shall be no shake and move.
Step 4. Before measurements align the level of the horizon.To do this, use the device's built-in bubble level.A number of models have a self-leveling function.It works like this: as long as the unit will not be level, an alarm.No signal - then all is well and the unit is level.
Step 5. Pre to warn bystanders of upcoming works.The animals should also lead or carry.After accidentally getting laser eye could injure them.
Step 6. Here, in fact, all of the recommendations.When they are met, you can include the level and carry out the necessary work.
How to configure a laser level
The instructions accompanying the product also has information on how to properly configure the device.The manufacturer describes this process is quite detailed, but it is not always clear.In general, adjusting laser level - a procedure that is standard for most models.
Let's start with the most simple leveling.Usually they have two or three bubble levels - for them and you should configure these devices.This is done by twisting the screws.
However, even if the device is equipped with a self-leveling, it does not mean that it really evens itself.This will only happen when the tiny deviation - no more than 10 - 15 degrees.When the surface is uneven, it is necessary to tighten the screws by hand (as you would with a simple device).
Laser Level prism allows for the type of work to create two beams are projected onto the object of vertical and horizontal lines.They can be emitted simultaneously and there is a possibility to choose only one of them.In addition, some models create a plumb line and laser point (zenith, nadir).They can also be switched on and off.
A rotation laser, in addition to the above, has two settings.This value is the scan angle and speed of rotation of the laser beam.Thus it projects a beam in one plane only, but some models can project a vertical axis.
professionals, giving advice on how to work with a laser level, recommended for its use include only the necessary functions at the moment.For example, when checked, as is vertical door opening does not need the horizontal component.It is possible to leave only the vertical beam - and the battery lasts longer, and less energy consumed.
Extras facilitating work with leveling
receiver laser beams - Increases the range of the laser beam
Laser receiver may have a very help out if you're on the street.With it, you will see a clear projection of the beam, even with the blinding sunlight.Moreover, the distance at which "pulls" the laser will be doubled.Only buy and laser level, and the receiver of the manufacturer, and then there are cases of incompatibility devices of different brands.
If your level is not designed to work with the receiver, and in this case we can find a way out.There are very simple device - baffle plate.Secure it to the object, you can get a slight increase in the range of the beam.
Target - fall right on target
target - simple accessory that has included almost all of the laser levels.The plastic plate is painted with concentric circles on it looks exactly the same as the paper shooting targets issued in the dash.The goal of both of these have one target - to get into the "bull's eye".Well, you can shoot not only bullets, and a laser beam.
very useful sort of thing, when the distance between the levels and the object is sufficiently large.For example, it is necessary to make a hole in the wall a few centimeters higher than the other, the distance between the walls is 40-50 meters.Try to make out at this distance traces of a pencil or marker!If the fix instead target, aim the beam it will not be difficult.Even if the shooting is not very accuracy.
there included some leveling yet another tool that improves the accuracy of the laser "shot".This kind of optical sight, located on the device.It is called the optical sight, and it can be easy to "get" the goal even hundred-meter distance.
Rake - a feature perfectly aligned line
rake handy when on the surface of the object is necessary to hold several parallel lines, spaced equally.And by changing the height of the rack level, mounted on a tripod.Then it can be returned to its original position.
Laser level in practice: some concrete examples of the use
asked the experienced masters like to use a laser level, you can see that this device can be used virtually everywhere.And the boundaries defining the possibilities of its use are the boundaries of your imagination.And now - a bit of a reality.
leveling surface - vertical projection
It is this area of application demonstrates how all sorts of obsolete ruler, tape and bubble-type levels.
To find out how smooth your floor or wall, it is necessary to send along their surface of the laser beam.At the same time along the wall (we check if the wall) put some reference mark.
line drawn beam show deviation from the vertical in each label.In accordance with these data we select the thickness of the leveling layer at all control points.
Application for finishing tile - Phillips projection
Turn both beams - vertical and horizontal.Crossed, they project a cross on the wall of the object.We combine the center of the cross with the central seam at the tile, which put.And along the lines of the laser beams align the tiles.
Not all elements of the house consist only of horizontal and vertical lines.Sometimes the designer wants to experiment with planes located obliquely.In making such bold projects laser level can be very useful.Read the instructions carefully to your device, and you will understand how to make the beam go at an angle.
In those levels, which uses a system of automatic alignment, enable blocking of the system.Some levels are equipped with automatic tilting beam.For example, if you disable lock slope compensation, it is possible to fix the level on a tripod at the angle you want.The laser beam will go at an angle.
Sticking wallpaper and other decorative elements
And for this simple operation handy laser level.So, including the vertical beam, we can easily align the vertical edge of the wallpaper.A horizontal beam will make an ideal border that without tools often get crooked.
Set furniture and built-in appliances
Uneven hanging shelf or hanging lockers capable of causing a lot of grief - they spoil the whole look of the room.Of course, we can outweigh them, using conventional bubble level or ruler.But it is a long and troublesome.Whether business - laser level.He and wardrobe exactly help establish and cornice to hang, and built-in appliances accurately positioned.The main thing - do it all very quickly.
Mounting partitions and layout of the premises
With laser level, can in a short time "reshape" the room.To mark the location of the partitions do not have to take the ladder or crawling on the floor.It is enough to make a projection of the laser beam in a place where there will be a future partition.
Application for taking measurements
directly measure anything leveling instrument will fail.But it can greatly facilitate and speed up the work.Take, for example, the room, the walls of which are not at the vertical.If you want to know its height, there is a problem - the wall did not.Not bad to use a laser rangefinder, but it may not be.
If you have a laser level, which projects a plumb line, it can also help.Give the two points - on the floor and ceiling - we take a tape measure or a ruler and measure the distance between them.It turns out very precise height of the room.
Remember the safety
It would seem that can be dangerous in a harmless thing.However, the power of the laser beam used in this instrument is quite large.Otherwise, we will not see him in the afternoon, when the sun shines.So remember that the beam must not fall into the eyes of people or animals.And while working, always wear protective goggles - with them, by the way, and the beam more visible.
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