Dual-Plane Line Laser projects over 360 degree range.
March 18, 2010 -
Able to project constant lines on vertical and horizontal planes, GLL2-80 is suited for alignment and leveling applications. Self-leveling device can be switched between dual-plane and vertical- or horizontal-only modes and employs proprietary Cone Mirror Technology, which reflects laser beam to project laser lines over 360° range. To work in bright light or cover distances to 265 ft, unit can be switched to Pulse Laser Receiver Mode. Accuracy is rated to ¼ in. over 100 ft range.
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Bosch Power Tools & Accessories
1800 W. Central Rd.
Mt. Prospect, IL, 60056
Bosch Measuring Tools Debuts World's First 360° Dual-Plane Line Laser
Innovative GLL2-80 combines the best features of both rotary and line lasers to offer users unparalleled versatility and value!
Mount Prospect, Ill. - For most professional users, choosing a laser layout tool has been a bit of a balancing act between rotary lasers (too much tool) and cross-line lasers (limited utility in some applications). With the introduction of its innovative new GLL2-80, Bosch Measuring Tools offers those users access to the ideal middle ground - in the form of the world's first 360° dual-plane line laser.
Bosch's GLL2-80 is capable of projecting constant lines on both vertical and horizontal planes, ideal for alignment and leveling applications when installing cabinets, floor and wall tiling, drop ceilings, interior framing, decorative finish and trim work and more. For specific applications, the GLL2-80 quickly switches between dual-plane, vertical-only and horizontal-only modes, providing best-in-class flexibility for the user.
The heart of the GLL2-80's innovation is Bosch's proprietary Cone Mirror Technology, which reflects a laser beam to project bright laser "chalk lines" in 360 degrees, rather than using a motor to rotate the beam. By reducing the number of moving parts, Bosch is able to produce a laser layout tool that is more compact, lighter, easier to calibrate and simpler to use overall. Minimizing moving parts also means the GLL2-80 is significantly more rugged in typical jobsite use.
Regardless of application, set-up is fast and simple for the self-leveling GLL2-80. Bosch's Smart Pendulum Leveling System quickly levels the unit for use and alerts the user if an out-of-level situation occurs. A secure transport lock protects the pendulum when the unit is switched off. Once leveled, the GLL2-80 is accurate to within 1/4" over its 100-foot range (in normal mode). To work in bright light or to cover longer distances (up to 265 feet), the GLL2-80 can be switched to Pulse Laser Receiver Mode and can be used in conjunction with the optional LR2 Laser Receiver for even greater flexibility.
The GLL2-80 can be mounted in multiple ways, another plus for users who tackle various types of projects. The base of the unit is designed to enable either freestanding operation or magnetic attachment to metal tracking. Or the unit can be mounted to a standard tripod; the base accommodates both ¼-20" and 5/8-11" tripod mounting. By incorporating the included WM1 Positioning Device with a micro-fine height adjustment, users can dial in their preferences even further.
As with all Bosch products for pro users, durability is key. In addition to the secure transport lock to protect the pendulum, Bosch has built the GLL2-80 to rigorous IP54 standards for water and dust protection. The easy-to-grip rubber housing further protects the GLL2-80 from jobsite abuse and ensures precise and reliable service over the lifespan of the tool.
The GLL2-80 comes complete with a hard carrying case to protect the tool, the WM1 Positioning Device, an instruction manual and four AA batteries.
To find out more or to find a local dealer, users may visit boschtools.com or call 877-BOSCH-99.
About Bosch Measuring Tools:
Bosch Measuring Tools is one of the divisions within the $1 billion, 4,000 employee strong Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, which is the North American branch of the largest power tool and accessory manufacturer in the world, Robert Bosch GmbH. Bosch provides a complete line of corded and cordless power tools and accessories engineered to survive any jobsite and allow professionals to take control of their work. For more information, call toll free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit boschtools.com.
About Bosch Group:
The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 271,000 associates generated sales of 46.3 billion euros (over $63 billion) in fiscal 2007. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in roughly 50 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Each year, Bosch spends more than 3 billion euros for research and development, and applies for over 3,000 patents worldwide. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering."
In North America, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial automation and mobile products, power tools and accessories, security technology, thermo-technology, packaging equipment and household appliances. Bosch employs approximately 25,000 associates in more than 70 locations throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, with reported sales of $9.5 billion in fiscal 2007. For more information on the company, visit www.boschusa.com.