After spending a couple of hours trying, and failing, to run accurate level lines under my gable roof porch ceiling rafters using a line level, I am ready to buy a laser level (with my wife’s complete support!). I’m not a pro, just a DIYer with a lot of laser friendly projects – hanging cabinets, installing v-groove on the porch walls, laying ceramic floor tile, checking a concrete floor for level and whatever else may come up. I also have shingling to do but an outdoor level is not in my price range. Two levels I’ve been looking at are the Bosch GLL50 and GCL2-160S cross line levels. The latter has a bit more working range and plumb points. At $179 it’s also $50 more expensive which is pretty much the top of my price range. Both are also available at the local big box store so I could pick one up tomorrow and get these lines run.
I’d appreciate any feedback on these levels as well as any suggestions on others, in the same price range I should consider.
I know there are levels that are specific for floor tile layout but would a line level also work for that?