Typical jobs where this laser will shine are setting out frames or meter marks, concrete slab formwork, excavation and grading, and it’s even great for trades such as plumbers working with long drainage pipes along walls in larger projects. The Imex i77R has a colossal 600m diameter working range when teamed up with the LRX10 digital detector and with accuracy of 1.55mm +/- @ 30m there is minimal room for error. The detector is also double sided so it doesn’t matter which side you pick up the laser point from, which makes marking and setting levels a lot easier.
The laser also has a single manual grade function that can grade to around 5 degrees/8.8 per cent, which is excellent for driveways or formwork that needs a bit of fall. This feature is straightforward to use with the iCR7 remote control that’s also included in the kit. The new 9Ah 3.7V Lithium-ion battery and USB charging port within the tool is a world first for a rotary laser level and will eliminate the cost of replacing batteries and running the risk of being on site with no power.
The battery provides a better run time of around 40 hours, with less downtime! You will get a recharge time of approximately 4 hours so it’s easy to leave in overnight or charge in the car while driving with an included 12V car charger.
The imex i77R was great for setting out our finished floor level marks on a substantial project that just kicked off. It really makes setting out a lot easier, so everything is in its right position to the millimetre of where the interior designers and architects have planned for. I find these types of tools invaluable for setting out our jobs.
The small amount of time it takes to set up and level compared to being back charged later for having to move something that’s out of place because you were 20-30mm out is a huge saving. Some of the finishes that we work on are very expensive and one single mistake could quickly exceed the cost of the laser to buy and use.
It was a pleasure testing the Imex i77R because it was extremely easy to set up and begin working. The i77R is built exceptionally well in Germany and the craftsmanship shows. They are made to handle day-to-day challenges and with a rating of IP66 dust and water, you can rest assured they are safe. The carry case is solid and everything fits well so all of your valuable assets will be protected when not in use or in transport.
I rate the Imex i77R Rotating Laser Level very highly, so much so that I’m thinking I’m due for an upgrade from my old one.