Functions: crossing level and plumb lines, up and down plumb points Range: 60 feet visual, 300 feet with receiver (not included) Cross-line and up-point accuracy: ±3/8 inch at 100 feet Down-point accuracy: ±1/2 inch at 100 feet Self-leveling range: ±4.5 degrees Batteries and runtime: 3 AA, about 20 hours Weight: 1.3 pounds Price: $350 Included in kit: batteries, framing base, target plate, wall bracket, pouch Warranty: 2 years

I’ve worked as a carpenter and foreman for Pinsonneault Builders over the past 12 years. Based in Mashpee, Mass., the versatile contractor has a crew of about 30 men and builds custom homes and commercial buildings while also specializing in remodeling and historic preservation. When Stabila introduced the LAX300 compact laser in 2013, we were...

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