WHICH LASER LEVEL TO CHOOSE? DKLL12PB1, DKLL12PB2 OR DKLL12TDP02?
DEKO offers many models of laser levels, from the ones with the red beam to the ones with three laser beam windows and the green beam. The models in the store are the best ones from DEKO's offer, allowing you to choose the right model for all kinds of application.
1) Laser levels can be classified according to the placement of the exit openings for laser beam:
- classic - horizontal laser beam window from the top of the laser level and vertical ones on the sides, such as DKLL12PB1 and DKLL12PB2
- inverted - horizontal laser beam window from the bottom of the laser level, such as DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1)
The classic layout is relatively more popular in the market. Most of the manufacturers of plane lasers use such a system. It is more universal, versatile for various applications, especially when it comes to work requiring approaching the horizontal line as close to the ceiling as possible.
DKLL12PB1 with a classic laser beam window layout
The inverted layout is chosen by people for whom it is important that the horizontal line runs as close to the floor as possible. It is especially useful when you are working with screeds, floors or tiles.
DKLL12TDP02 with reverse horizontal laser beam window layout
The differences when placed on the floor:
- the model DKLL12PB1 and DKLL12PB2 placed on the floor throws a beam horizontal height 10.5 cm
- the model DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1) placed on the floor throws a beam horizontal at a height of 15 mm
The differences when placed against the ceiling:
- the model DKLL12PB1 placed against the ceiling will throw the horizontal beam away from the ceiling by 20 mm
- the model DKLL12PB2 placed against the ceiling will throw the horizontal beam away from the ceiling by 15 mm
- the model DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1) placed against the ceiling will throw the horizontal beam away from the ceiling by 13.5 cm
2) Differences in functions
- Bevel function - All described models of DEKO laser levels have the bevel function. The bevel function allows you to set the plane laser at an angle to mark lines, e.g. for a stair railing. In the normal operation (self-leveling) mode, when you tilt the laser above the self-leveling tolerance, the device starts to emit sound and light signals. After activating the bevel function, the device will no longer use sound or light to inform you that the laser level is not on a horizontal surface.
On an unlocked or a locked pendulum?
- Model DKLL12PB1 has the bevel function on the unlocked pendulum. When the bevel function is activated, we turn off the sound and light notification about the non-leveling.
- Model DKLL12PB2, DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1) have the bevel function on the locked pendulum. When the bevel function is activated, we turn off the sound and light notification about the non-leveling, and at the same time the pendulum is mechanically blocked.
- Working with the beam detector (receiver):
- All models have a mode of operation with a beam detector (receiver). The detector allows you to work at distances up to 100 m in diameter in difficult lighting conditions, such as working outdoors in the sun.
- Remote control - the DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1) model has a remote control included in the set that allows you to turn on and off individual laser windows at a distance of up to 20 m.
3) Differences in housing and workmanship
- The plane lasers have cases made of resistant plastic . Models DKLL12PB2, DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1) additionally have inserts made of hard rubber.
- Models DKLL12PB2, DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1) have lithium-ion cells closed in the same housing. Replacing the battery is simple and quick, it requires recreating the plug under which the battery is placed.
- The DKLL12PB1 model uses the same lithium-ion cells as in the other models. The battery is unscrewed with four screws from the bottom of the housing (screws hidden under the sticker).
on the left is the battery for the DKLL12PB1 model, on the right for the DKLL12PB2, DKLL12TDP02 (DKLL12PT1)
4) Links of DEKO laser levels