DeWalt Self-Leveling Rotary Level Features an Easily Seen Laser
Easy being green: The DW079LG is rated with an indoor-visibility range of 250 ft. and a detector range of 2000 ft.
With their quick set up and extreme accuracy, lasers have become my go-to layout and leveling tools. The newest lasers use a green beam instead of red, which is easier for the human eye to see, especially in daylight. I had the chance to test the DeWalt self-leveling rotary model (DW079LG; $1300) for several months. The kit includes a detector, a bracket, a remote control, a 20v Max battery, a charger, a target card, tripod adapters, and green glasses all packed in a DeWalt Tstak case. It has all the features you would expect from a pro-level laser and top-of-the-line accuracy of 1⁄16 in. at 100 ft.
The superiority of green-beam technology was immediately apparent when I first used the laser to snap starter lines for lap siding and I was able to see a visible line in bright daylight. The green line was also easily visible indoors on a sunny day with all the interior lights on.
The DW079LG is rated with an indoor-visibility range of 250 ft. and a detector range of 2000 ft.—numbers I don’t expect to test unless I build a shopping mall. I think DeWalt has distanced itself from the pack with this laser and its class-leading visibility and durability.