Lasers and leveling equipment have a fundamental purpose of creating a level plane from which to build your foundation/deck/driveway etc. from, so it is critical to ensure that they are doing their job! Leveling equipment does go out of calibration and become inaccurate over time due to dropping, knocks and bumps and general usage.

You should regularly carry out a self-test and send to the service workshop at least once per year (preferably every six months) for a full test and calibration. For the small fee, you pay it is definitely worth the costly errors you could avoid!


Set your laser up 30m away from a wall on a stable tripod, preferably with a plumb bubble for greater accuracy.

Align the laser so that one axis (X or Y) is parallel with the wall.

Once the laser has self-leveled and started spinning draw a mark on the wall by either visually marking the beam line or using a detector to locate the beam line, Label this mark ‘point A’.

Turn the laser exactly 180 degrees in the same place and wait for the laser to self-level and start spinning again. Following step 3, draw another mark on the wall and label ‘point B’.

If the difference between point A and point B is greater than 6mm you should send your laser in for a service and calibration.

You now need to check the other axis of the laser level, turn the laser 90 degrees and follow step 3, label the mark as ‘point C’.

Follow step 4 and mark this as ‘point D’.

If the difference between point C and point D is greater than 6mm you should send your laser in for a service and calibration.

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