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TOP 10 GRADE LASERS

Of 2020

This time we aim to discover the top 10 Grade Lasers of 2020 to save you the hassle when shopping around. By comparing all the manufacturers specifications and the additional features of each laser we were able to discover a clear

Top 10 Grade Lasers for 2020

Best Laser Levels Of 2020 Here

The Brands

To qualify for this test we only included the biggest brand names on the market. These are:

  • Topcon
  • Spectra Precision
  • Leica
  • Geomax
  • Bosch
  • Hilti

We grabbed the flagship models of each brand and compared their packages against each other to decide who had the best:

  • Specifications
  • Features
  • Value for Money

Each laser level was graded on a 3 point scale. 3 Points awarded for above industry standard, 2 points for meeting industry standard and 1 point for below industry standard.

Industry standards

The outline of industry standards for this test are as follows.

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @ 30M
  • Self Levelling Range – 5 Degrees
  • Operating Range – 800M
  • NiMh Battery Life – 35 – 50 Hours
  • Grade Matching Capabilities
  • Grade Range – 15% Positive & Negative
  • Single Grade Ability Minimum
  • IP Rating – IP66
  • Warranty – 5 Years
  • Receiver Warranty – 3 Years
  • Value For Money – $3500 – $5500 for kit

There are other fields gauged within this test to highlight the differences between certain laser levels. These are all noted within the test table.

To learn more about the industry standards of laser levels click the button below.

Our Mission

Top 10 Grade Lasers For 2020

Our mission was to find the Best Grade Laser on the market today. By undertaking this test and adhering to our guidelines and using the factory specifications given by each supplier we were able to find the Top 10 Grade Lasers of 2020.

The Results

Top 10 Grade Lasers of 2020

After analysing all the data for the selected laser levels and comparing them against the industry standards there is a clear top 10 Grade Lasers and a very clear top 3. Read below and see how the results came out.

Top 3 Best Grade Lasers For 2020

The top 3 Grade Lasers for 2020 was a very close race against some of the other top 10 lasers. With varying price ranges and features each laser level has a selection of positives working for it. Listed below in order are the Top 3.

Spectra Precision UL633N Universal Laser

The Spectra Precision UL633N Universal Laser is truly one of a kind when it comes to what it offers you on site. With the ability to achieve 25% positive and Negative in dual grade mode it means no matter the task this laser can achieve it. A solid battery life and working range makes it dependable on site, IP67 Rated and a 5 year warranty means its going to last you a long time. But the best feature of all is the Pipe Laying ability it holds, with this laser it can act as a Pipe Laser and a Grade Laser making it the perfect 2 in 1 unit and an excellent price point for this feature makes it our winning Grade laser for 2020.

Some basic features include:

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @ 30M
  • Grade Range – 25% Positive & Negative
  • NiHM Battery Life – 35 Hours
  • Pipe Laser Ability
  • Receiver – HL760 MM Receiver
  • Warranty – 5 Years

Price – $5400

Spectra Precision GL622N Dual Grade Laser

The Spectra Precision GL622N is the step down from the UL633N but dont let that deter you from purchasing it. Other than the Pipe Laser ability removed it offers everything the UL633N does. The huge 25% Positive & Negative Grade Range, 35 Hours Battery Life, 800M working range, IP67 Rated and a 5 Year warranty makes this the most affordable top end Grade Laser on the market and worthy of the number 2 spot on our top 10 Grade Lasers of 2020 list.

Some basic features include: 

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @ 30M
  • Self Levelling Range – 5 Degrees
  • NiHM Battery Life – 35 Hours
  • Grade Range – 25% Positive & Negative
  • Receiver – HL760 MM Receiver
  • Warranty – 5 Years

Price – $4495

Leica Rugby CLI Grade Laser

The most expensive Grade Laser on this list but it is a quality tool. The pinnacle of Leica’s new upgrade-able lasers the CLI offers alot of the features you need on any civil site. with a 15% Positive & Negative Grade Range an excellent 50 Hours battery life and a huge 1350M Operating range the CLI takes these metrics to their highest points against its competitors. Further more it is IP68 Rated and a class 1 laser beam with a 6 degree self levelling range. The only downsides to the Leica Rugby CLI are the exuberant price point for this completely upgraded system and its 1 year warranty on its receiver. These 2 factors puts it into the 3rd position of the top 10 Grade Lasers of 2020.

Some basic features include: 

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @ 30M
  • Self Levelling Range – 6 Degrees
  • NiHM Battery Life – 50 Hrs
  • Grade Range – 15% Positive & Negative
  • Receiver – RE160 MM Receiver
  • Warranty – 5 Years

Price – $6160

Notable Mentions

Grade Lasers For 2020

Even though there are a clear top 3 Grade Lasers for 2020 there were quite a few noteable mentions which were very close to breaking into the top 3. These are mentioned below. 

Spectra Precision GL612N Single Grade Laser

The top places for Grade Lasers of 2020 is heavily dominated by Spectra Precision Lasers and there is no wonder why. With the best compensator on the market and each Grade Laser having a clear goal in mind that makes their lasers highly tuned and their place in the market easily understood.

The Single Grade version of the GL622N is the Spectra Precision GL612N, just like its Dual Grade brother it carries all the same attributes. 25% Positive & Negative Grade Range, 5 Degree Self Levelling,  35 Hours Battery Life and a 800M operating range. The only downfall of this laser is its a Single Grade laser only. Should you require a Dual Grade Laser then the GL622N is the laser of choice but for all those pipe laying applications and trenching works the GL612N is the Best Single Grade Laser for 2020. This is why it deserves a noteable mention for 2020.

Some basic features include:

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @ 30M
  • Self Levelling range – 5 Degrees
  • NiHM Battery Life – 35 Hours
  • Single Grade range – 25% Positive & Negative
  • Receiver – HL760 MM Receiver
  • Warranty – 5 Years

Price – $3750

Spectra Precision GL422N Dual Grade Laser

The GL422N Dual Grade Laser is no exception to this. This Dual Grade Laser is built for all plumbing, trenching and pipe laying companies who require a Dual Grade Laser offering 15% Positive & Negative Grade Range, 35 Hours Battery Life and 800M Operating Range it is highly competitive to its GL622N Big Brother.

The reason it ends up on the notable mentions list is the fact it is the step down version of the GL622N but should you be a Plumber, Trencher or Pipe Layer this is your Grade Laser.

Some basic features include: 

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @ 30M
  • Self Levelling Range – 5 Degrees
  • NiHM Battery Life – 35 Hours
  • Receiver – HL760 MM Receiver
  • Warranty – 5 years

Price – $3995

Spectra Precision GL412N Single Grade Laser

Just like the GL612N is to the GL622N the GL412N is the Sister of the Spectra Precision GL422N. The Single Grade version is built for Trenching, Plumbing, Pipe Laying and Run Off Works. The exact same internal structure as the GL422N makes the Spectra Precision GL412N the most affordable and dependable Single Grade Laser for 2020.

Some basic features include: 

  • Accuracy – 1.5mm @30M
  • Self Levelling Range – 5 Degrees
  • NiHM Battery Life – 35 Hours
  • Receiver – HL760MM Receiver
  • Warranty – 5 Years

Price – $3350

Further Information

For more information on all the models tested below are links to all the primary resource points for each model. If there are other laser levels you would like tested please reach out and let us know and we will aim to conduct further studies like this one in the future. 

Spectra precision

UL633N Dual Grade & Pipe 

The Spectra Precision UL633N is the unique construction laser allowing total automatic control of all three axes (X/Y/Z). Control of the Z axis is accomplished through the new “fan beam” technology, while control of the X and Y axis utilizes a dual radio connection.

Price $5400

Spectra precision

GL622N Dual Grade

The GL622N is a Dual Grade Laser. IP67 rugged, automatic self-leveling lasers featuring grade capability of ± 25% and can be used in a wide variety of grading, excavating and alignment applications by general and specialty contractors.

Price $4495

Leica

Rugby CLI Dual Grade

The new Leica Rugby CLI comes with unique business models too, opening new business opportunities for Leica Geosystems distribution partners and offering unmatched benefits for end users.

Price $6160

 

Spectra Precision

GL612N Single Grade

The GL612N is a Single Grade Laser. IP67 rugged, automatic self-leveling laser featuring grade capability of ± 25% and can be used in a wide variety of grading, excavating and alignment applications by general and specialty contractors.

Price $3750

Spectra Precision

GL422N Dual Grade

Capable of self-leveling and plumb setup, the Spectra GL422 Dual Grade Laser offers additional features, such as pointing mode and grade match for pipe laying and highly accurate slope measurements. 

Price $3995

Spectra Precision

GL412N Single Grade

The automatic, self-levelling Spectra Precision GL412N Single Grade laser is the most rugged, cost-effective laser for outdoor work. It does three jobs—level, grade, and vertical alignment. Even in harsh job site conditions, the GL412N delivers consistently reliable and accurate performance, enabling you to work faster and smarter.

Price $3350

Geomax

Zone60DG

Fully-automatic grade specifically designed for construction workers who need the dependability and accuracy of a fully professional grade laser on a daily basis. With a straightforward user interface on both the laser and the RF remote, the user is always in full control.

Price $4450

Topcon

RL200 2S Dual Grade

Our RL-200 Series grade lasers feature advanced technology design to ensure you measure accurately, every time. No competitors on the market have the same standard in grade laser level survey equipment.

Price $7295

Topcon

RL200 1S Single Grade

Topcon’s RL-200 Series revolutionary encoding system provides the highest grade repeatability, 7 arc seconds, of any other laser. No one even comes close. Setup after setup, time after time, you’re always right on grade.

Price $5595

Bosch

GRL4000-80CHK

The Bosch REVOLVE4000 Self-Leveling Rotary Laser with uCAL user-calibration delivers a comprehensive solution for precise outdoor and indoor leveling. It has a Dual Dial-In Slope feature that allows slope angle adjustment on both the X and Y axes, for grading applications. 

Price $2710

Leica

Rugby 680

A great general construction laser with digital grade capability – Dial-in grade in single or dual axis, easy and fast at the touch of a button – The unique Smart Slope function continuously monitors time and temperature changes to ensure accurate performance.

Price $2745

Topcon

RL-SV2S Dual Grade

Designed for a wide range of tasks, the RL-SV2S can be used for horizontal, sloping and vertical laser applications. Slopes up to ± 15% can be used in either the X or Y axis. Turn it on its side and use it for alignment and layout tasks as well.

Price $3745

Topcon

RL-SV1S Single Grade

The RL-SV1S is designed for single slope applications. This cost-effective, easy-to-use laser has a solid set of features.
The RL-SV1S is a cost-effective solution covering single slope job site needs!

Price $3675

Geomax

Zone 60HG

Fully-automatic Grade laser specifically designed for construction workers who need the dependability and accuracy of a fully professional grade laser on a daily basis. With the ZRD105B laser receiver, the beam can be caught and monitored automatically.

Price $2895

Hilti

PR300-HV2S Dual Grade

Robust outdoor Dual-Grade Rotating Laser for horizontal, vertical and dual-grade slope applications such as setting out inclined planes in two axes.

Price $5238

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