Dewalt DW080LGS 20V MAX Tool Connect Green Tough Rotary LaserModel: dewndw080lgs
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Product Features & specs :
Dewalt DW080LGS 20V MAX Tool Connect Green Tough Rotary Laser
- Accuracy of 1/16 in. at 100 ft.
- Class 3 Laser Product, < 5mW Power Output, Wavelength 510-530
- Connect to the DEWALT Tool Connect App via Bluetooth technology. Features include tool tracking, bump notifications, fall and drop indications, and changes in slope and line direction
- 2000 ft. range
- Dual axis slope mode for added functionality
- Scan mode of 15/45/90 degrees
- IP67 rated with a 2-meter drop for jobsite durability
- Up and down plumb dots
- Rotary Laser
- TSTAK Storage Case
- 5/8 in. Bracket Adapter
- 20V MAX Battery
- 20V MAX Charger
- Enhancement glassess
- Target Card
- Ceiling and Detector Bracket
- 5/8 in. Tripod Adapter
With the people at dewalt factory service center in Farmingdale tell me that it works fine when none of the button work at all, it’s basically a pricy line laser.
It’s certainly back at the New Jersey repair shop and can’t get anybody to give me any answers at all, this is the 5th time I have been told that they would call me back.
Every tool I have is dewalt and this laser has made me want to switch brands entirely
The unit comes in a great DeWalt T Stack plastic utility box with strong metal closing clamps. It nests with the other DeWalt box system for stacking and wheeled transport to the job site. The whole package is about 13 Lbs. The inside is well padded with foam interior cut specifically for the instrument and small accessories. The box itself is water proof but the closing surface has an inner lip but no gasket. It is feasible that water could make its way in. The Laser as well as the laser receiver and remote control are water proof- repellant for outdoor use in weather. A word of caution from experience; If any light moisture is present after use, I would absolutely secure the open case and tool in a dry location and let the moisture evaporate. I closed a case on a device with a small amount of moisture on it and stored it. It cost an expensive tool overhaul. Moisture has a way of penetrating and of course there are mold possibilities in a confined space. Let it air out. Nice package set up.
The laser weighs roughly 4 to 5 Lbs. bare. The tripod mounting thread standard is female 5/8” x 11. That is 1 of 2 standard tripod threads. The other one is ¼” x 20 and used for light interments, cameras etc.. Most tripods around seem to be ¼ x 20 mounts and are light duty for lighter equipment. Female ¼ x 20 to male 5/8 x 11 adapters are available on the net and are inexpensive. I would not recommend using a light weight tripod with this because of the weight and losing one feature of the laser. That would be the red vertical spot beam from the unit to the floor. (The beam from the unit upwards is green. The laser has to have a hollow 5/8 x 11 mounting stud as the beam broadcasts right through the centerline. This beam replaces the plumb bob method of centering. DeWalt makes two HD tripods which I have not seen. A query to a board answered by DeWalt said the HD 5/8” tripods (specifically DWO736) have a screw-in hook for the plumb bob that is removable and provides a path for the lower vertical laser beam.
I am considering the DWO 736 5/8 x 11 HD tripod, flat surface mount (it is classed heavier than the DW 737 tripod) and the DWO 734 13’ construction grade rod, aluminum and collapsible. I have not ordered these as yet but am about too. These accessories should have been covered in the instruction book.
The laser itself is well built with bump handling rails top and bottom. This unit is a green laser but throws a red laser beam from the bottom side. If you use it sideways you will have a green spot as well as a red spot on the opposite horizontal sides. It throws the 360 beam horizontally or vertically by changing the mount position. It is self leveling with a warning tone if alignment is out.
The package comes with a 2Ah 20 volt battery. Some advertising stated this 2Ah battery is good for about 17 hours of use. It also comes with a 20V charger. The Bluetooth remote control uses 2 AAA batteries. It also has a common coin type battery (3volt CR2430) in the base that needs to be activated in the initial set-up. Spare batteries are a good idea to carry. The coin battery works the remote function Bluetooth system. It also comes with a laser receiver to utilize the 2,000’ advertised range. This unit is rechargeable via a supplied USB cord so you need a USB plug source to recharge should it need it in the field. Lots of newer vehicles have USB ports built in. It also has a substantial adjustable L bracket for vertical wall mounting. One laser magnetic target card is included. One solid laser receiver clamping bracket to attach the receiver to a grading rod is included. This should work fine on any available grade rod. A pair of green safety glasses are also included. These are to enhance the laser visibility or reflected contrast and I don’t believe they offer any laser eye protection from direct viewing. The direct laser light is harmful to the eyes. Two triangle sliding mount flat boards come with it that have the 5/8” x 11 female receiving bushing. The laser unit has two mounting positions to switch the rotary beam from horizontal to vertical. Already mentioned is the great fitted case. This is important to me as my tool will live most of it’s life in a knock about environment and in storage and transport is where any damage is most likely to occur.
Instructions, safety and warranty booklets are included of course. The instruction manual is really hard to read. Very small print is my issue. The warranty book is more readable. Fortunately most operations with it are intuitive and with a few uses one should have it down. I use a 1 gallon size Zip Lock plastic bag to keep the booklets in good shape and the spare batteries I carry. It would be great if DeWalt supplied or made available English operation instructions in a readable laminated card(s) to travel with the tool.
Read the instruction manual on initial set up. You should qualify the initial calibration as explained and periodically to qualify the tool accuracy. Overall it is easy to set up.
I have used it on four jobs so far and it is very good and its operation is intuitive. (A dropped ceiling layout, a larger concrete slab for slope, a long survey line for a fencing layout on a slight slope, and laying out a deck on a slope). Overall it is a very nice package, handy very useful and accurate. I have used it out to about 600+ feet utilizing the laser receiver. It works very well and has many applications.
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