The two new lasers I tested for this article — Hilti's PMC 36 and Agatec's CPL 50 — combine features not usually found together on one tool. Line lasers that shoot plumb and level beams are quite common, and so are point-to-point lasers that can be used in place of a plumb bob. But these two models are the first I've seen that can perform both sets of functions.

My crew and I used the lasers on numerous remodeling jobs, for tasks like leveling and plumbing framing and laying out tile, cabinets, light fixtures, and electrical receptacles.

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