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5 of the Best Topcon Laser Levels

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Topcon was established as a surveying instruments division of K. Hattori & Company (which is currently called Seiko Holding Corporation), so they can focus on manufacturing optical instruments for the Japanese Army in 1932. Now, they’re known as Topcon Laser Systems and has been based in California since 1993. They make a variety of survey instruments, binoculars, and cameras. But here are five of the best laser levels made by this amazing company.

1. Topcon RL-H5A DB Alkaline Horizontal Laser Level with LS-80L Receiver

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This Topcon laser level has a range of up to 800 meters, and it has a rotation speed of 600 rpm. It has simple and intuitive manual slope capability, as well as a smart long-range receiver. The battery will last up to 100 hours, which is enough to get the job done without having to recharge or replace it while you’re on the job site. This Topcon laser also has an IP66 rating. So, it can withstand dust, an unexpected shower, or even a torrential downpour.

2. Topcon RL-H5A RB Rechargeable Horizontal Laser Level with LS-80L Receiver

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With electronic self-leveling, you can press the power button and get to work in a matter of seconds. And if this Topcon laser level gets disturbed, it will automatically re-level itself. It has a range of up to 800 meters and a rotation speed of 600 rpm. It has up to 60 hours of battery life and an IP66 rating (which allows it to withstand dust and even heavy rainfall).

3. Topcon RL-200 2S Dual Slope Rotary Laser Level Pro Package

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This self-leveling dual-slope rotary laser is primarily used for exterior work, and it comes with the following accessories:

  • Rechargeable battery kit.
  • LS-100D laser detector with the Holder 6 rod clamp.
  • RC-400 remote control.
  • Hard carrying case.
This Topcon laser can project a red rotary beam of up to 3,600 feet in diameter, and it has an accuracy of 3/64 of an inch at 100 feet. The rotation speed can be set at 300, 600, or 900 rpm and is self-leveling. It has displays on both the front and back of the unit, and its power supply is run by 2 AA batteries.

4. Topcon RL-H5B DB Alkaline Horizontal Laser Level with LS-80L Receiver

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This Topcon laser level has a range of up to 400 meters and a rotation speed of 600 rpm. It has a 20 Arc second horizontal accuracy and 5 degrees in self-leveling range along a horizontal plane. The unit has up to 100 hours of battery life and an IP66 rating. So, it can handle dust and even heavy rainfall. This device also comes with the following accessories:

  • TopconLS-80L Laser Detector.
  • Sensor holder.
  • 4 Alkaline D-cell batteries.
  • Carrying case.
The unit is backed by a 5-year Manufacturer’s Warranty. So if you’re ready to add this device to your toolbox, be sure to pick yours up at Engineer Supply.

5. Topcon RL-SV2S Multi-Purpose Rotary Laser Level Pro Package

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This “pro package” rotary laser is a great tool for horizontal, multi-slope, and vertical applications. It can project a red rotary beam up to 800 meters in diameter with a rotation speed of 300 or 6,000 rpm. This Topcon laser level has an accuracy of 1/16 of an inch at 100 feet and has a self-leveling range of 5 degrees. It has a rechargeable power supply and IP66 ratings (which gives it protection against dust and heavy rain). It also comes with the following accessories:

  • Rechargeable battery kit.
  • LS-100D laser detector with the Holder-6 rod clamp.
  • RC-60 remote control.
  • Hard carrying case.
This rotary laser is backed with a 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty, and all accessories are backed by a 90-day limited manufacturer’s warranty. If you’re ready to add this tool to your arsenal, be sure to pick yours up at Engineer Supply.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a Topcon laser level in the daylight?

Many people who work in the construction industry use laser levels, but it can be hard to use them in sunlight because they’re not as visible. Here are some things you can do to help you use a laser level in the daylight:
  • Use a laser level sensor, detector, or receiver— Many laser levels can work with sensors, which is the best way to use this tool in bright sunlight. Even if you can’t see the laser, the sensor will pick it up. It’s the most reliable way to use a Topcon laser in the daylight without making costly mistakes.
  • Use a laser card— Also called a “poor man’s laser detector,” it’s a small piece of plastic that you can use to determine where the beam is located. It usually has a hole in it so you can hang it on a screw, but you can use tape as well.
  • Wear laser recognition glasses— These special glasses are made of colored plastic lenses. You can wear them, so you can see the beam coming from the laser level. They may not be enough to help you on the brightest days, but they can be helpful.
  • Use a more powerful laser— If you can’t see the beam during the day, the laser might not be strong enough (especially if you run into these issues a lot). You may need to get a laser level with a more powerful beam, because it will be easier to see.
  • Manage light levels— No matter what you do, a Topcon laser won’t be effective on the bright hours of the day. The sun will always be your enemy when you’re working with a laser level, so you should try to avoid using it in direct sunlight.
If you’re looking for a laser level or any other tool made by Topcon, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

Can a laser level damage my eyes?

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Construction lasers are usually low-powered, so they won’t cause eye damage unless you stare directly into the beam. That’s why eye safety is imperative when you’re using a Topcon laser level or any other laser measuring tool. Staring directly into the beam can cause more damage than staring directly into the sun and can lead to permanent loss of sight.

How important is a laser level's accuracy rating?

In terms of accuracy, laser levels have different tolerance ratings. So, the real question is whether it’s accurate enough for the task you want to perform. Feel free to look at what we have at Engineer Supply, so you can find a Topcon laser leveling tool that will meet your specific needs.

What does the IP rating on a laser level mean?

The IP rating is an international standard for determining how dust and water resistant a device or enclosure actually is, and it's followed by two numbers. The first one is for dust, while the second one is for water (with 1 being the lowest and 8 or 6 being the highest). An 8 rating for water only means that it’s safe to submerge the laser level for a certain period of time, but few laser levels fall into this category.

How can I protect my Topcon laser level during wet weather?

While your laser level may have a good resistance to water, there are some things you can do to keep it from getting damaged. Few laser devices can be completely submerged without getting damaged, so you shouldn’t place or drop it into standing water. Many laser levels can withstand normal rainfall, but you need to dry it off before putting it back in your carrying case. Being wet in an air-tight environment will lead to an increase in humidity, which will get into the laser’s casing. This will have an effect that’s similar to being submerged in water.

If you’re looking for a laser level or any other tool made by Topcon, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.
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