Stuff We Love: Low-Cost Laser Level

Every editorial product is independently selected, though we may be compensated or receive an affiliate commission if you buy something through our links.

Laser levels aren't just a "pro" tool anymore. This small, capable and affordable laser will up your DIY game in a big way.

Family Handyman

Low-Cost Laser Level

Years ago, my first laser level set me back almost $400. Today, you can get the same accuracy and convenience for a whole lot less.

The Skil Red Cross Line Laser Level kit projects a cross pattern, up to 50 feet away, that’s level and plumb, so you can hang pictures, install shelves, or set backsplash tile without holding a level in your hand. The locking switch protects the laser during transport and lets you tip the laser to achieve a straight-line reference at any angle. You can find the kit, which comes with an adjustable clamp arm, at home centers and online.

Shop Now