You can never have enough laser gadgets in your toolbox, right? I didn’t think so. That’s why today we’re going to talk about a nifty new tool I recently came across: the Laser Plumb Bob by Rack-A-Tiers. It may still work off of the same bullet-shaped suspended weight that a regular plumb line does, but here’s the catch: it doesn’t have to hang from the ceiling or a beam to work.
I know what you’re thinking: say what??? Remember that I said this is a laser plumb bob, so there’s no string involved. Instead, the “line” is made of light. Here’s how it works: the brass weight is suspended in a frame, in which it can move until it finds its center of gravity, and is hanging perfectly straight. Built into the top of the weight is a small laser that beams a ray of light upward to the ceiling, and leaves a red laser pinpoint showing exactly where you need to work. And did I mention that the laser plumb bob just sits on the floor or a worksurface? That means no more balancing on ladders with your hands full – yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!!!