The 7 Best Laser Receivers

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This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in March of 2019. If you're trying to establish a level surface in an area where the ground might not be perfectly flat, you're going to need one of these laser receivers. They detect the signal coming out of your laser level at impressive distances, and boast features that make them suitable for long-term professional use, like shockproof housings and resistance to water and dust. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Spectra HL700 Laserometer

2. Bosch Green Beam Rotary

3. Topcon LS-B10

Editor's Notes

April 11, 2019:

As several of the brands represented on our list have one or two mode models out there, it was important to us to find the best from among each company's lineup, especially as the differences among models within a given brand were so slight. Cross-comparability was also rather important, and while most options on the market are capable of detecting any laser emanating from a level, these are often restricted to one color: red or green. The Topcon model at number three is a rare exception, as it's sensitive to both colors, and the Bosch at number two is dedicated to detecting green beams, where most others are set only to see red.

Features that could cause one model to win out over another included the size and clarity of its LCD screen, the audibility of its level confirmation, and its maximum operating distance. For homeowners looking to put up a fence or a porch, a 30-meter distance is plenty, but professionals will want as high a number here as possible, especially if they're on a site where there might be some interference from high powered construction lights or other obstructions.

4. Leica RE 160 Digital Rugby

5. Spectra Precision Trimble HR320

6. DeWalt DW0892G

7. AdirPro LD-8 Universal Rotary

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