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DeWALT DW087K Review
The DeWALT DW087K self-levelling line laser is a compact utility tool weighing at 3.5 pounds. Its portability is extremely handy with the dimensions of the device at 9.3 x 9 x 5 inches. The complex handling is done away with by incorporating a single button for operation. This allows flexible handling without having to go through hefty manuals. A primary feature of the DeWALT DW087K self-levelling line laser is that it can be easily mounted on practically any surface. The device has a magnetic pivot bracket that allows for easy mounting. This helps in getting a levelling line in any situation.
The DeWALT DW087K self-levelling line laser is a levelling device that uses the laser technology to project a line for your reference. It can be mounted on multiple surfaces and has an automatic levelling mechanism that allows for great accuracy and requires no manual levelling. The device functions on three AA batteries that last up to as long as twenty hours. Which is long enough for your project to be completed. The durable body of the levelling tool protects the suspended pendulum from any mid-level wear and tear. However, as the device lacks the system for locking the levelling pendulum in place, a fall can damage the pendulum. A bit of care in this regard is required.
How often should it be calibrated ?
The DeWALT DW087K self-levelling line laser is a self-levelling device. Therefore, no manual levelling is required. There is an internal pendulum in place that helps the device to get an accurate plumb line. The device can be placed about four degrees out of level and it still maintains its level line. Once placed out of this self-levelling range, the device has an indicator that starts blinking to indicate that the tool requires to be reset. If by any chance the stability of the device is disturbed, it takes a mere 3 seconds to re-establish the level line. A drawback that was observed is that the levelling pendulum lacks a manual locking system. This poses a problem if you wish to use the level for an angled alignment project.
Is it accurate ?
The accuracy is another key feature of the DeWALT DW087K self-levelling line laser. It offers a crisp line within 1/8 inch when projected at a distance of 30 feet from the surface. At 50 feet, the line appears slightly blurry and with lesser height accuracy. This is still better than most of the other laser levels available. The horizontal level line projection takes place at 130 degrees which allows you to set the level once to get a line projected on the entire wall surface. The fact that a horizontal and vertical line can be simultaneously projected is an added bonus that most other devices in this category lack.
Conclusion: Should I buy it ?
The DeWALT DW087K self-levelling line laser is by far the best in the category of laser levels. Its magnetic swivel and tripod attachment facility make it a versatile usage device. The optimised levelling mechanism and easy-to-handle design of the device makes it a smart option.
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- The DeWALT DW087K is manufactured by DeWALT and was added in December 2014 in the Measuring Equipment section
- This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
- The best price of the DeWALT DW087K in Canada is $149.00 at Home Depot
- In Canada this product is available in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa-Gatineau
- You can find this product at Home Depot, Rona.ca