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Self-leveling Laser Level
Item 69243
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Failure to do so can result in serious injury.
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improvements, actual product may differ slightly from the product described herein. Tools required for assembly and service may not be included.
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Keep this manual for the safety warnings and
precautions, assembly, operating, inspection,
maintenance and cleaning procedures. Write the
product’s serial number in the back of the manual near
the assembly diagram (or month and year of purchase
if product has no number). Keep this manual and the
receipt in a safe and dry place for future reference.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INFORMATION
In this manual, on the labeling, and all other
information provided with this product:
This is the safety alert symbol. It is
used to alert you to potential personal
injury hazards. Obey all safety
messages that follow this symbol
to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if
not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION, used with the safety alert symbol,
indicates a hazardous situation which, if not
avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE is used to address practices
not related to personal injury.
CAUTION, without the safety alert symbol, is used
to address practices not related to personal injury.
General Safety Warnings
WARNING! Read all safety warnings
and instructions. Save all warnings and
instructions for future reference.
2. Do not direct the laser beam into
the eyes of any person or animal.
Doing so may cause severe eye injury or death.
3. Verify Laser Level is in the “Off” position before
making any adjustments or changing the batteries.
4. Position batteries in proper polarity and
do not install batteries of different types,
charge levels, or capacities together.
5. Remove batteries if Laser Level is not to
be used for a long period of time.
6. The Laser Level is a delicate instrument;
do not drop or jar the Laser Level.
7. Keep work area clean and well lit.
8. This product is not a toy.
Keep it out of reach of children.
9. Keep children and bystanders away
while operating Laser Level.
10. Inspect before every use; do not use
if parts loose or damaged.
11. Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use
common sense when operating Laser Level.
Do not use Laser Level while you are tired or under
the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication.
12. Dress properly. Do not wear loose clothing
or jewelry. Keep your hair, clothing and
gloves away from moving parts.
13. Maintain labels and nameplates on the tool.
These carry important safety information.
If unreadable or missing, contact
Harbor Freight Tools for a replacement.
14. WARNING: This product contains or, when
used, produces a chemical known to the
State of California to cause cancer and
birth defects or other reproductive harm.
(California Health & Safety Code § 25249.5, et seq.)
15. The warnings, precautions, and instructions
discussed in this instruction manual cannot
cover all possible conditions and situations
that may occur. It must be understood by the
operator that common sense and caution are
factors which cannot be built into this product,
but must be supplied by the operator.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS.
1. Avoid direct eye exposure.
The included laser enhancement glasses are
NOT intended to protect your eyes in any way.
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7. Push the Pendulum Lock to the right to
free the pendulum. See Figure 1.
Specifications
Laser Range
Projects Up to 40 ft.
Max. Tripod Height
48”
Self Leveling Range
6°
Batteries
(2) ‘AA’ (included)
Pendulum
Lock
WARNING
To prevent serious injury and blindness:
Do not use included goggles for eye
protection. Read manual before use.
LASER LIGHT
AVOID DIRECT EYE EXPOSURE
Max. Output: <5mW,
Wavelength: 650 nm ±10 nm
CLASS IIIa LASER PRODUCT
This product complies with 21 CFR 1040.10 and 1040.11
Diode Mfr.: Sean & Stephen Corp.
4F, NO3, Lane 335, Sec 4, Hsin-Yi Rd., Taipen, China
Manufacture Date: ___________, _______
11k
Assembly
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INFORMATION section at the
beginning of this manual including
all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
Figure 1
8. Turn on the Laser. Allow the laser lines to
stabilize for 4 to 6 seconds before starting
any measuring or leveling tasks.
9. To disassemble and store, move the
pendulum lock to the left (see Figure 1) and
follow the above directions in reverse.
NOTICE: If the pendulum lock is not engaged
before movement, the level may be damaged.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY
FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Turn Line Buttons off before adjusting Laser Level.
Note: For additional information regarding the
parts listed in the following pages, refer to the
Assembly Diagram near the end of this manual.
1. Remove the tripod from the case.
2. Open tripod’s legs and adjust positioning
of each leg until base is level. Use bubble
level in tripod base as a guide.
3. Remove the Laser Level from the case.
4. Install batteries, making sure to align
batteries according to indicated polarity.
5. Attach the Laser to the tripod base. Do this by
threading the bolt at the top of the tripod through the
holes at the center of the Laser Level’s lower base.
6. Level the Laser by using the tri-brack
adjustment screws until the bubbles
are centered on the two levels.
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4. Press the button for the desired line(s) on
the top of the unit to switch “ON”.
Operating Instructions
Read the ENTIRE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INFORMATION section at the
beginning of this manual including
all text under subheadings therein
before set up or use of this product.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY
FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Turn Line Buttons off before adjusting Level.
1. After removing the Laser from the Carrying
Case, open the battery compartment, insert the
two ‘AA’ Batteries into the battery compartment
according to the polarity symbols shown inside,
and close the battery compartment door.
2. Be sure to set the Laser on as flat a surface as
possible. The tri-brack adjustment on the base
of the level can be used to help level the unit.
(Turn each of the knobs to either raise or
lower that corner.) The self-leveling range of
the Laser is within ± 6°. Use the 2 Vials on
the base to verify that the base is level.
Vertical
Line Button
Horizontal
Line Button
Figure 3
5. The Laser Level will work properly if it is
positioned within its self-leveling range.
6. Allow 4-6 seconds for the horizontal
and vertical Laser lines to be stabilized.
After stabilization, the Laser lines can be used for
measurement reference. Laser lines may swing
slightly due to vibration from surroundings.
7. To prevent damage to the level, tighten the
pendulum lock (see Figure 1 on page 3)
after use and store in the carrying case.
Battery
Compartment
Laser
Opening
Pendulum
Lock
(hidden)
Vial
NOTICE: If the pendulum lock is not engaged
before movement, the level may be damaged.
After Using Laser
1. Detach Laser from Tripod.
Scale
2. Switch off both laser lines, horizontal and vertical.
Check to see that both indicator LED’s are off.
Tri‑brack
(one corner)
3. Engage Pendulum Lock by moving it to the left.
See Figure 1 on page 3. After use the
Pendulum Lock should be locked before the
instrument is put away in the Carrying Case.
Figure 2
3. Push the Pendulum Lock to the right to free
the pendulum. See Figure 1 on page 3.
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Maintenance and Servicing
Procedures not specifically explained
in this manual must be performed
only by a qualified technician.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY
FROM ACCIDENTAL OPERATION:
Turn Line Buttons off before performing any
inspection, maintenance, or cleaning procedures.
TO PREVENT SERIOUS INJURY
FROM TOOL FAILURE:
Do not use damaged equipment.
If abnormal noise or vibration occurs, have
the problem corrected before further use.
Installing and Removing
Batteries
1. Remove the Battery Cover (see Figure 2
on page 4) and insert two new ‘AA’ Batteries.
Follow the polarity symbols so that the positive and
negative ends of the batteries match the diagram.
2. WARNING! Do not mix old and new batteries.
Remove batteries when storing Laser.
Replacement Parts
Accuracy Checking
NOTE: Due to the complicated, sensitive
nature of these procedures, ordinarily only a
qualified technician would attempt them.
Level Beam Accuracy
1. Set up the instrument with the Tripod centered
between two walls approximately 16 ft. apart.
Ensure the Rotary Base is level.
2. Push the Pendulum Lock to the right to free
the pendulum. See Figure 1 on page 3.
3. Press both the horizontal and vertical buttons to
project a laser cross on wall A. Mark point a1 at
the intersection of the beams. Turn the cross line
laser 180° and repeat on wall B, marking point b1
at the intersection of the beams, see Figure 4.
Figure 4
4. Move the instrument straight towards wall A to
a point 2 ft. away and repeat step 2, marking
the intersections as a2 and b2, see Figure 5.
NOTE: Internal replacement parts are
not available for this item.
Cleaning and Maintenance
1. BEFORE EACH USE, inspect the general
condition Laser Level. Check for loose
hardware, misalignment or binding of moving
parts, cracked or broken parts, and any other
condition that may affect its safe operation.
2. AFTER USE, wipe external surfaces
of the tool with clean cloth.
Figure 5
5. a distance (da)=|a1 -a2|
b distance (db)=|b1 -b2|
If |da - db| <1mm, the accuracy is within tolerance.
Otherwise, return the instrument to a qualified
technician for repair.
3. Store the Laser Level indoors and
out of children’s reach.
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Horizontal Beam Level Accuracy
(End to End)
1. Set up the instrument with the Tripod approximately
16 ft. from the wall. Ensure the Rotary Base is level.
2. Push the Pendulum Lock to the right to free
the pendulum. See Figure 1 on page 3.
3. Press both the horizontal and vertical buttons
to project a laser cross on the wall, mark point
a 8 ft. from the intersection of the beams
to the right on the horizontal beam.
4. Turn the instrument until the vertical beam
has moved 16 ft. to the right side, and mark b
8 ft. from the intersection of the beams to the
left on the horizontal line. See Figure 6.
8 ft.
8 ft.
a
Vertical Beam Level Accuracy (End to End)
1. Set up the instrument with the Tripod,
approximately 16 ft. from the wall. (The wall
should be at least 17 ft. high). Please ensure
the Rotary Base is approximately level.
2. Press both the horizontal and vertical
buttons to project a laser cross on the wall,
mark point A 8 ft. above the intersection
of the beams on the vertical beam.
3. Use A as a starting point and nail one end of
a string with plumb bob (not included) on A.
The length of the string should be 16 ft.
4. Mark M1 16 ft. from point A on the string.
5. Mark M2 8 ft. below the intersection of
the beams on the vertical line.
6. Measure the distance between M1 and M2.
b
16 ft.
Figure 6
7. If the distance is less than or equal to 2 mm, the
accuracy is within tolerance. Otherwise, take the
instrument to a qualified technician for repair.
5. If the distance between a and b is less than or equal
to 2mm, the accuracy is within tolerance. Otherwise,
take the instrument to a qualified technician for repair.
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PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CAREFULLY
THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR HAS PROVIDED THE PARTS LIST AND ASSEMBLY DIAGRAM IN THIS MANUAL AS A
REFERENCE TOOL ONLY. NEITHER THE MANUFACTURER OR DISTRIBUTOR MAKES ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY
KIND TO THE BUYER THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED TO MAKE ANY REPAIRS TO THE PRODUCT, OR THAT HE OR SHE IS QUALIFIED
TO REPLACE ANY PARTS OF THE PRODUCT. IN FACT, THE MANUFACTURER AND/OR DISTRIBUTOR EXPRESSLY STATES THAT
ALL REPAIRS AND PARTS REPLACEMENTS SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY CERTIFIED AND LICENSED TECHNICIANS, AND NOT BY
THE BUYER. THE BUYER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER REPAIRS TO THE ORIGINAL PRODUCT
OR REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO, OR ARISING OUT OF HIS OR HER INSTALLATION OF REPLACEMENT PARTS THERETO.
Parts List and Assembly Diagram
PART
DESCRIPTION
5
QUANTITY
1
Battery Cover (hidden)
1
2
Plastic Body
1
4
Tripod
1
5
Switch (Horizontal)
1
6
Adjustable Handle
1
7
Base
1
8
Tri-brack Screw
3
9
Laser Window
1
10
Bubble Vial
2
12
Switch (Vertical)
1
12
1
9
2
10
8
7
6
4
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Note: If product has no serial number,
record month and year of purchase instead.
Note: Some parts are listed and shown
for illustration purposes only, and are not
available individually as replacement parts.
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Limited 90 Day Warranty
Harbor Freight Tools Co. makes every effort to assure
that its products meet high quality and durability
standards, and warrants to the original purchaser
that this product is free from defects in materials and
workmanship for the period of 90 days from the date
of purchase. This warranty does not apply to damage
due directly or indirectly, to misuse, abuse, negligence
or accidents, repairs or alterations outside our facilities,
criminal activity, improper installation, normal wear and
tear, or to lack of maintenance. We shall in no event
be liable for death, injuries to persons or property, or
for incidental, contingent, special or consequential
damages arising from the use of our product. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the above limitation of
exclusion may not apply to you. THIS WARRANTY IS
EXPRESSLY IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS.
To take advantage of this warranty, the product or part
must be returned to us with transportation charges
prepaid. Proof of purchase date and an explanation
of the complaint must accompany the merchandise. If
our inspection verifies the defect, we will either repair
or replace the product at our election or we may elect
to refund the purchase price if we cannot readily and
quickly provide you with a replacement. We will return
repaired products at our expense, but if we determine
there is no defect, or that the defect resulted from
causes not within the scope of our warranty, then
you must bear the cost of returning the product.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
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