DeWalt added a new self-leveling, three-beam laser pointer, model DW083K, designed for users on commercial job sites who need to perform framing, electrical and mechanical alignment and door and window installation applications.
The water-resistant and dust-proof tool features a 1-3/4” clearance from the bottom beam to the floor. The distance from the nose/front of the laser to the top beam is 3/4”, which corresponds to the marks on a measuring tape making it easy to check a wall or vertical structure for plumb, according to the company.
It also has an integrated magnetic pivoting bracket that is currently used on DeWalt’s DW089 and DW087 line lasers. The pivoting bracket is positioned on the bottom of the tool to set the down dot clearance for drywall track installation. The pivoting bracket also allows the laser pointer to be mounted onto metal surfaces and to rotate for alignment of the horizontal dot.
The laser pointer also has a new pendulum lock feature.
“Unlike line lasers, laser pointers are moved around on the jobsite and frequently carried in a tool belt or bag. For this reason, we have included a pendulum lock feature which minimizes movement of the laser pendulum during transport and storage,” product manager Ward Smith said in a statement. “The pendulum lock feature is integrated into the power switch so that the pendulum unlocks when the laser pointer is powered on and locks when the laser pointer is powered off.
“Settling time (the amount of time it takes the laser to find plumb) is another feature that users look for in a laser pointer. At around 2 seconds, the DW083K delivers improved settling time from DeWalt’s previous laser, the DW082K.”
The laser pointer retails for approximately $149.