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A Semi-Automatic Construction Laser is a laser model that self levels via a wire hung compensator.  These are gravity pendulum leveling mechanisms that must be rough leveled via 2 or 3 leveling knobs. Read More

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I get many calls from contractors wanting to know what is the difference between the Leica Rugby 610 Laser and the Leica Rugby 620 Laser?  Both have a visible laser red diode, but the price is different.

TheLeica Rugby 610 Laser is a simple one button self leveling laser that is horizontal only.  It is a class 2 laser with a working radius of 1000 ft with the rodeye 140 or 160 rodeye.

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1.  Don't buy the cheapest one you can buy.  Look for a rotating construction that is easy to use to use, accurate, can handle getting wet and can be serviced if needed.

2.  Always purchase an automatic leveling laser. For example a Leica Rugby 610 or a Rugby 810 laser. The manual lasers are a real hassle and will just end up getting you in trouble on your jobsite.  Auto leveling lasers are the only ones you should buy.

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I have had many contractors ask me what is the difference in the Leica Rugby 610 Laser versus the Leica Rugby 640 Laser.  Both have a visible laser red diode, but the price between the two is different.

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Leica Geosystems introduced the Rugby 800 Series construction lasers as one of the more durable and dependable lasers on the market today. Without a question, in my 30 plus years in the Laser and Instrument business, I have personally found that to be true. It is all around the best on the market.

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When choosing laser level tools, it is important to consider what type of job the laser level will be used on.Read More

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Leica introduced a new series of lasers in 2014, the Rugby 600 and 800 series rotating construction lasers. Both use the new lithium-ion battery compared to conventional alkaline or nickel-metal hydride rechargeable batteries. Litium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries have the lowest cost of ownership of any type of battery, and can last for 5 years or more.Read More
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