Bosch GSL 2 Surface Laser Review


Bosch GLSL2 Floor Lifting & Preparation System

The Bosch GSL 2 Professional Surface Laser is one of the most advanced lasers available today. With its powerful laser beam it can lift or remove large objects like concrete blocks from driveways, sidewalks, parking lots and other areas where heavy machinery would normally be used. It’s capable of lifting up to 50 pounds (23 kg) per square foot (0.5 m²). Its power can reach up to 1,000 watts which is enough to lift up to 20 cubic feet (1.6 m³) of material at a time.

A Bosch GLSL2 Professional Floor Lifting & Preparing System is ideal for removing large items such as:

Concrete Blocks (up to 25 lbs. (11 kg) each)

Large Planks or Sidewalks (up to 40 inches wide x 60 inches long x 24 inches high)

Heavy Construction Materials (such as wood, bricks, stone, etc.)

It’s also ideal for preparing surfaces before painting and applying paint.

The laser beam is also able to easily cut through drywall of up to 3/4 inch thick and can go through just 3/8 inch when cutting wood or other materials.

Thanks to the use of two lasers, the system can automatically adjust for any unevenness on the ground that might prevent it from functioning properly. The unit runs on normal household current, with a minimum requirement of 120 volts and 60 hertz (cycles per second).

This unit is very easy to use, with no special training required. It features a large blue button that instantly turns the laser on in case of an emergency. It also has an automatic shut off after 8 hours to prevent overheating. It comes with a powerful 1,000 watt laser for lifting and cutting through drywall, wood, metal and other materials with ease.

It can be used on uneven surfaces without any problems and prevents the need for heavy machinery. A 1-year warranty comes with the system and it has a total weight of 27.2 pounds.

How to use the GLSL2

Step 1: Place the machine on a flat and stable surface. Be sure to remove all objects at least 3 feet away from the machine itself.

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Step 2: Turn on the laser. To turn it on, press the large blue button in the middle of the device. The red and green lights will turn on below the button.

Step 3: While the unit is warming up, use the dial on the right side of the device to select whether you want to use the cutting or lifting feature. The laser can also be used as a simple measuring tool. When using it for measuring, turn the dial back to the original position, which is off to the far left.

Step 4: Once the laser is warmed up, you can use it to start lifting or cutting. To do this, simply place the laser on top of a material and apply pressure straight down. It’s best to keep a fairly quick pace when using the laser since it can overheat if used for prolonged periods of time.

Step 5: Turn the laser off by pressing the blue button once again. If you are finished working for the day, make sure to allow the laser to cool down before putting it away.

Step 6: The machine has a 1-year warranty on all parts and a 90-day warranty for labor. If you have any problems with your unit, contact our customer service department at 1-800-807-4033.

Bosch GLSL2 Specifications

Dimensions: 15.2″ x 11″ x 7.5″

Weight: 27.2 pounds

Shipping Weight: 30.4 pounds

Input Voltage: 120 V AC, 60 Hz

Power Consumption: 1,000 watts

Maximum Cutting Capacity: 1/2″ (12.7 mm) wood, 3/8″ (9.5 mm) drywall, 3/4″ (19 mm) plywood, 1″ (25.4 mm) steel

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Maximum Lifting Capacity: 70 lbs.

Maximum Vibration: Less than 1.5g

Warranty: 1-year parts and labor

Included in the Box

GLSL2 drywall lifting & cutting system

Two fiber glass cutting tips (15 & 25 watts)

Two lifting clamps

Charging cable

Mounting bracket with screws

Instruction manual

Don’t Lose Your Files!

Keep your important design files in one central location. One of the best features of the GLSL2 is how easy it is to lift and cut drywall. Never hassle with a heavy drywall lift again, simply clamp the laser onto the material and make your cut or other design features! With the GLSL2 you will be able to complete most drywall lifting and cutting jobs in a matter of minutes. The GLSL2 can also be used as a typical laser level by simply turning the bottom dial to the left.

This allows you to use it for laying out alignments for shelves, picture frames and much more!

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Cut Quality with the GLSL2

The GLSL2 is great for cutting a variety of materials with its fiber glass tips. Easily cut through drywall, wood, steel, and much more with just a quick turn of the laser level. The GLSL2 can be used for a wide variety of projects around your home, office, and more. In no time at all you’ll have what you need cut out and ready for installation.

Lifespan of the Fiber Glass Cutting Tips

The fiber glass cutting tips that come with your GLSL2 have a lifespan of approximately 3,000 cuts on various materials. These fiber glass tips are much more durable and efficient than traditional sand paper. Be sure to check on the condition of your cutting tip from time to time, replace it as needed.

Drywall Lifting and Cutting Made Easy

The GLSL2 has a special clamping system that locks onto drywall sheets for easy lifting and moving around your workspace. Move the laser over to where you want to make your cut line and simply lift the drywall sheet up from underneath. Having the ability to easily lift drywall makes cutting and other design features easy.

Warranty Information

This laser level comes with a 1-year limited warranty.

What is Covered?

The manufacturer will cover replacement or reimbursement for defective parts during the warranty period. In the case of damage or malfunction, the customer may send the product back to the manufacturer, postage paid, and the manufacturer will repair or replace the unit at no charge.

What is Not Covered?

Normal wear and tear

Warranty only covers the base model, any additional attachments such as the fiber glass cutting tips are not covered by this warranty.

Customer modifications

Missuse of the product (such as dropping it from a high building)

Product used for commercial purposes (such as in a construction site)

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Detaching any part of the product (power cord, laser head, etc.

Loss or damage liability (cover under homeowners insurance)

How to Make a Claim

In the rare case of a manufacturing defect or product malfunction, contact the retailer from which you made the purchase. They will help you to resolve the issue by contacting the manufacturer. You may need proof of purchase, so keep your receipt.

If your product is covered by the warranty, the manufacturer will instruct you to send it postage paid to the manufacturer. Once the manufacturer receives the product, they will inspect it and let you know if your request for warranty was accepted or denied.

If your request is accepted, the manufacturer will either repair or replace the product and have it returned to you.

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