Electrical Installation

The PLS180 Palm Laser is a self-leveling, compact and durable tool that projects bright, crisp laser-generated lines. These lines are accurate to within 1/8-inch in 30 feet. The operating range of the PLS180 is determined by the brightness of the lighting on the job site. Most job site conditions will allow for a working range of 60 to 100 feet. The PLS180 has four distinct modes of operation: the first mode projects a horizontal 'level' line and the second mode projects a vertical, plumb line. The third mode projects both plumb and level lines together. The fourth mode overrides the self-leveling features of modes one, two and three and projects a plumb and level line that can be positioned to project a sloped line.

The electrical contractor incorporates the use of the PLS180 for most alignment tasks found on job sites. After the contractor establishes offsets or grid patterns, the PLS180 can be placed in the second mode to provide a plumb chalk line. The contractor matches the laser reference line to work on both the walls and ceilings of the project. This is especially advantageous when installing long runs of lighting such as recessed cans and fluorescent fixtures. Plumbing up chases and aligning roadways can be done quickly and accurately using the PLS180 as well. In mode one (level), an electrician can attach the PLS180 to the PLS wall bracket and install switches and receptacle boxes perfectly level throughout the job site without having ever to pick up a tape measure! On residential projects, the electrician can place the PLS180 in a corner of the room and project a level reference line on the studs for guidance when drilling holes for the installation of conduit.

The PLS180 Palm Laser tool includes a case, magnetic wall bracket, and custom nylon belt pouch. Detailed directions about its operation and how to inspect the tool in the field for proper factory accuracy are included.

Framing and Acoustical Ceilings

The PLS180 Palm Laser is a self-leveling, compact and durable tool that projects bright, crisp laser-generated lines. These laser lines are accurate to within 1/8-inch in 30 feet. The operating range of the PLS180 is determined by the brightness of the lighting on the job site. Most job site conditions will allow for a working range of 60 to 100 feet. The PLS180 has four distinct modes of operation: the first mode projects a horizontal 'level' line. The second mode projects a vertical 'plumb' line. The third mode projects both the plumb and level lines together. The fourth mode overrides the self-leveling features of modes one, two and three and projects a plumb and level line that can be positioned to project a sloped line.

The PLS180 may be used in mode two to project a plumb line on the floor and ceiling for rapid and accurate installation of track for commercial steel framing projects. Because the PLS180 is compact and self-levels quickly, it holds a huge advantage over costly and cumbersome rotating lasers for this type of work. Place the PLS180 in mode one (level) and the contractor can align framing members such as headers for windows and doorways. The framing of soffits can be used in this mode as well. The PLS180 holds a clear advantage over traditional rotating lasers for the installation of acoustic ceilings. Because the PLS180 is much brighter and easier to set up than most rotating lasers, the contractor will have a bright, crisp line which he can evenly project throughout the room. This would be nearly impossible with a traditional rotating laser, as the laser would have to be placed in 'dither' mode to begin to match the brightness of the PLS180.

The PLS180 Palm Laser tool includes a case, magnetic wall bracket and custom nylon belt - pouch. A separate adjustable mount for attaching the PLS180 to wall angle is available for an additional charge. Detailed directions about its operation and how to inspect the tool in the field for proper factory accuracy are included.

Finish Carpentry/Tile Glazing Installation

The PLS180 Palm Laser is a self-leveling, compact and durable tool that projects bright, crisp laser-generated lines. These laser lines are accurate to within 1/8-inch in 30 feet. The operating range of the PLS180 is determined by the brightness of the lighting on the job site. Most job site conditions will allow for a working range of 60 to 100 feet. The PLS180 has four distinct modes of operation: the first mode projects a level horizontal line. The second mode projects a vertical plumb line. The third mode projects both the plumb and level lines together. The fourth mode overrides the self-leveling features of modes one, two and three and projects a plumb and level line that can be positioned to project a sloped line.

The PLS180 excels at projects involving finish carpentry. Because the tool is self-leveling, the contractor can place the PLS180 on just about any surface, such as the side of a ladder or on top of a job box and project a level reference line. This is especially advantageous when installing chair rail, cabinetry and even wallpaper. The PLS180 speeds the installation of ceramic tile by following crisp and bright lines on the floor and walls. Because the tile installer is using a PLS180 laser tool, there are no concerns about covering up the laser reference line with thin set mortar and losing the alignment. The bright beam of the PLS180 reflects off most surfaces found on job sites. The glazing contractor can use the PLS180 for installation of channel and clips for curtain walls, storefront projects and mirrors.

The PLS180 Palm Laser tool includes a case, magnetic wall bracket and custom nylon belt-pouch. A separate adjustable mount for attaching the PLS180 to wall angle is available for an additional charge. Detailed directions about its operation and how to inspect the tool in the field for proper factory accuracy are included.