Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Rotary levels are distinguished by the ability to mark the level on 4 walls at once. This is achieved by rotating the laser head 360 degrees. These rotary devices are designed to work with a large 150-300m receiver area, making them a leader over other models. Typically, rotary devices are used for checking floor levels, tiling and punching other surfaces on large objects inside a building, as well as outdoors.
The plane builders have a laser head without rotation, which radiates in 4 directions at once, which also makes it possible to check the indicator along the entire perimeter. We studied the reviews of the craftsmen and the characteristics of the products to select the best rotary levels and plane builders. This will help you choose the most suitable device for your application.
- Ranking of the best rotary levels
- BOSCH GRL 250 HV Professional (0601061600)
- Makita SKR200Z
- RGK SP-310 (4610011870446)
- Stabila LAR 350 19111
- The best 360º plane builders
- ADA instruments CUBE 360 Green Ultimate Edition (А00470)
- ELITECH LN 360/1
Ranking of the best rotary levels
When compiling the TOP of rotary levels, we took into account important parameters: the range of the beam with and without a receiver, operating temperature, autonomy time and equipment. We also relied on customer reviews, which will help to get an objective idea of all the pros and cons of the product. Here are the best rotary-type levels that are practical for large objects.
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Ranking of the best rotary levels||1||BOSCH GRL 250 HV Professional (0601061600)||RUB 50 688|
|2||Makita SKR200Z||RUB 40,995|
|3||RGK SP-310 (4610011870446)||RUB 35,990|
|4||Stabila LAR 350 19111||RUB 113,139|
|The best 360º plane builders||1||ADA instruments CUBE 360 Green Ultimate Edition (А00470)||11 150 rub.|
|2||ELITECH LN 360/1||RUB 5,810|
BOSCH GRL 250 HV Professional (0601061600)
In the first place is a professional rotary level, capable of building lines around the perimeter of 360º at a distance of up to 30 m. Using an electronic receiver with a screen included in the kit, the rotary model projects a laser at a length of up to 250 m. The product can be operated at temperatures as low as -10 degrees . The reading error is 0.1 mm per meter. The set includes: charger, glasses, screw holder, battery, red target and remote control. Buyers in the reviews like that the rotary device supports the construction of vertical planes, for which the case is allowed to be turned on its side.
This level is recognized as the best for ease of transportation All elements of the set are stored in a durable plastic suitcase lined with foam rubber inside. Each device is inserted into its place and does not come into contact with other accessories when carrying the case in your hands. This ensures the integrity of the kit and protects parts from loss. The remote control is convenient to set the pace of the level's work without physically approaching the rotary device, and this saves time.
- the body is resistant to damage;
- large self-leveling angle 5º;
- comfortable rubberized handles;
- control of segment width and rotation speed.
- high price;
- weighs 3 kg;
- no magnetic mount.
Second place for a Japanese product from “Makita” projecting a circle with a diameter of 200 m using an active receiver. The error is 0.1 mm per meter. The rotary model has dimensions of 156x154x197 mm and is equipped with two handles for transportation and installation in place. There is a thread ⅝ on the bottom of the body for attaching a tripod. The direction of the red beam is available in horizontal and vertical planes. The device will work for 60 hours on a single charge. Adjustment of the rotary head by rotation speed with 300, 450 or 600 rpm is provided. The level can be used at ambient temperatures down to -10 degrees. In the reviews, the owners are pleased with the thin and clear line, which is clearly visible even in daylight.
Although in terms of configuration, this rotary model is significantly inferior to the leader of the review, it is the best in self-leveling. Even if the mounting surface is 6º curved, the level will automatically align the laser line to the plane. For the previous product, this indicator is 5º, and the other models have an even lower value.
- touch control buttons;
- weighs 1.6 kg, which is two times less than the review leader;
- works for 60 hours on a single charge;
- regulation of rotation speed in three modes.
- the handles are not rubberized;
- without magnetic mount;
- sold without batteries;
- no remote control.
RGK SP-310 (4610011870446)
In third place is the RGK SP-310 level, which is capable of shining with a laser with a diameter of 150 m if a receiver is used. The rotary device is designed to work both vertically and horizontally. The level weighs 2 kg and has a comfortable, ergonomic handle. The device case is protected from dust and moisture according to the IP54 standard, so it can be used even in the rain. The self-leveling angle is 4 degrees. The manufacturer provides a 1 year warranty for the product.
Judging by the reviews of the craftsmen, they like the ability to adjust the rotation speed of the rotary head in the range from 60 to 600 rpm (for others, the minimum does not fall below 300). Low speeds save battery power, which is especially useful for long manipulations and building a segment of a given angle. At high speeds, the level is convenient for checking the entire perimeter.
- comfortable grip with ergonomic finger cutouts;
- touch buttons;
- segment building function;
- there is a rotation of the rotary laser at both low and high speeds.
- high price;
- compensation range 4º;
- without case;
- maintains autonomy for 24 hours.
Stabila LAR 350 19111
Completing the category of rotary levels is a German level from the Stabila brand. LAR 350 is the most “long-range” in terms of laser action – its indicator is 800 m with a receiver. The kit already includes a tripod for placing the instrument and a receiver with two screens for easy line finding. On a single charge, the device operates up to 80 hours, also surpassing other levels. The dimensions of the builder are 490x250x430 mm. The goods are delivered in a case, convenient for transportation and storage.
Our experts considered the level to be the best due to the presence of the Motion Control system. It means even easier control of the rotary level using the remote control. Unlike other remotes, where control is carried out by buttons, here you can adjust the work by turning the controller in space thanks to a motion sensor. By tilting the console to the left or to the right, it will be possible to set the speed of rotation of the rotary head and the sweep angle. This greatly simplifies the work and allows you to perform most of the actions without looking at the buttons.
- tripod included;
- work on a single charge up to 80 hours;
- remote control;
- operating range 800 m.
- very high cost;
- it is inconvenient to operate the level due to the weight of 10 kg (the total weight of the set is 16 kg).
The best 360º plane builders
These levels, unlike rotary ones, do not have a rotating head, but emit a laser in 4 directions at once. In terms of functionality, the same effect is achieved – you can check the level immediately around the perimeter, but in terms of range they are inferior to the above category, therefore they are used more indoors.
ADA instruments CUBE 360 Green Ultimate Edition (А00470)
This level is capable of projecting two lines at once: one is built 360 degrees horizontally, and the second creates a strip of 110 degrees vertically. The device is powered by three 1.5 V batteries. The level emits a green glow. The model weighs only 400 g, so it's easy to transport and use all day long. Without a receiver, the level “shoots” at 20 m. With an active receiver, the sweep range reaches 70 m. The self-leveling angle is 4 degrees. But the error of this model is higher – 0.3 mm per meter. In the reviews, the owners are pleased with the ability to block the compensator, which allows you to deploy oblique planes.
This level is the best in terms of cost and equipment ratio. For a price several times lower than that of the above-described rotary instruments, you get: a plastic case, laser green glasses, batteries, a magnetic mount and an elevation tripod. The product is immediately ready for use and does not require additional investments.
- Numerous rubber pads extend the service life of the level at the construction site;
- the compensator can be blocked;
- weighs only 400 g;
- tripod included.
- works on one charge for 15 hours;
- an error of 0.3 mm per 1 m is higher than that of others.
ELITECH LN 360/1
Here is another plane builder that creates a static horizontal line around the perimeter of 360º, and makes a vertical line in the form of a cross to mark a right angle. Here, too, you can lock the pendulum and create oblique lines. The level weighs 360 g. Without a receiver, the projection range is 30 m, and with a counterpart it reaches 80 m. The level is shining with a red laser. It can be used outdoors at temperatures down to -10 degrees. In reviews, the level is praised for automatically turning off if the slope is above 4º. In this case, the laser goes out, which protects against the application of erroneous marking.
We put the level in the list of the best due to the universal clothespin included in the kit. It connects to the body through a thread and is able to be fixed to a table, rungs, stairs and other objects. This greatly facilitates placement of the level in the workplace, where the space is often cluttered. It also allows you to save on a tripod and not carry a large tripod from site to site.
- automatic shutdown when tilted;
- simple one-button control;
- protective rubber pads on the body;
- more affordable price.
- self-tuning within 3 seconds;
- operating time on one charge 12 hours.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.