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BOSCH Cross-Line Laser GLL2-10

BOSCH Cross-Line Laser GLL2-10

BOSCH Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser GLL2-10

Bosch Laser level makes sure your work is “on the level.”

Self-leveling laser tools are ideal for many installations. You can use a laser level to install tile, wainscoting molding, chair rails, hang pictures, wallpaper, or install shelving. In fact, the more I think about it the more uses I can come up with.

Self-leveling Laser Levels ensure that your layout lines and installations are level and or plumb and are great addition to your standard bubble levels.

Recently the folks at Bosch sent me their GLL2-10 self-leveling cross-line laser to check out.

First Impression:

The BOSCH Cross-Line Laser GLL2-10 is lightweight and about the size of a large tape measure. Two AAA batteries power this unit. 
It has two independently functioning horizontal and vertical beams provide level and plumb lines.The horizontal level projects a level laser line with 100 degree fan angle, the vertical laser level projects a vertical plumb line along floor, up the wall, and across the ceiling. Both lines stay visible at all times.


The Bosch GLL2-10 self-leveling laser has a “Smart Pendulum Leveling System,” which means it self-levels, senses and indicates when an out-of level condition exists and turns off the laser line, allowing you to correct this condition by adjusting the laser on its stand. This automatic “Out-of-Level Sensing” shows a green LED for “level” and red LED for “out-of-level.”

Using the Bosch GLL2-10 Self-leveling laser level:

I found Bosch GLL2-10 Self-leveling laser level easy to use. The only control is an on / off switch.

There are no fancy bells and whistles, just a level and plumb line that is bright enough to see indoors and in most outdoor daylight conditions.
The GLL2-10 provides an accurate [ ±7/32-inch] level and plumb line up to 30 feet.
I set the level up in my 28 foot shop and found just under an 1/8″ difference in level confirmed by my measuring and leveling tools. That’s not bad considering most applications you will use a laser level for will not require you to set up 30 feet away.
The laser was bright as well. In my shop at 28 feet away the laser lines were bright and easy to see.
Below I am using a laser level to layout molding to create faux wainscoting . Once I marked my panels and rails I used the GLL2-10 laser to create horizontal and vertical line to connect the dots with a straight edge.

From 8 feet away the layout was perfectly level and plumb.

Below is the Bosch GLL2-10 and carry case.

Bosch Self-Leveling Laser Specifications:

Ergonomic Soft-Grip Area – For sure grip and comfort
Easy Access AAA Battery Compartment

Padded carry case
Convenient tripod mount threading (1/4-20) for more versatility – Allows user to easily mount to a tripod for more versatility
Accuracy: Up to ±7/32-in @ 30-ft
Dimensions: 4.25 x 2.6 x 3.63-in
Laser Diode: Class II 635 nm, ≤ 1 mW
Leveling Type: Self-Leveling, Up to 4°
Mount Threading: 1/4-20
Operating Temperature: 41° F / 5°C ~ 104° F / 40°C
Range: Up to 30-ft
Weight (lbs.): 0.88

Overall Impression:

For an entry level laser the Bosch GLL2-10 is great. It is an ideal laser device for a remodeler, tile, cabinet installer or plumber and is perfect for the do-it-yourselfer [DIYer].
It’s super easy to set up and use. There are no bells and whistles with this tool, it does give you exactly what it says it will do: provide you with accurate plumb and level lines.

I recommend getting and using a trip-pod with the GLLS2-10. It works best with a tri-pod but can also me positioned on top of a flat surface. A basic camera tri-pod with 1/4-20 threading [standard threading in most tri-pods] works and costs less than $ 25.00.

The Bosch GLL2-10 self-leveling laser level is ideal for all of the trades as well as home owners. From setting tile to installing a deck ledger to hanging cabinets, wall moldings, shelving or hanging pictures this level really “levels the playing field.”

The Bosch GLL2-10 sells for approximately $ 107.00

This review contains my opinion of a product. I take pride in providing my readers with an honest and objective opinion as well as a providing a practical approach to using this product. I never accept payment in exchange for a positive review. Many of the tools and products are provided to for free by a manufacturer for review.

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