How to use a laser level: Set up advice, plus clever ideas for using this tool

a cross line laser level projecting onto a wall
(Image credit: Luke Arthur Wells)

If you're a novice DIYer, it's likely that you may not know how to use a laser level. It's not, necessarily, an entry-level piece of kit or a toolbox essential. You're more likely to have a spirit level for ensuring your lines are perfectly level, anyway. 

However, if you're in the trade, or starting work on a home renovation, a laser level is a worthwhile investment for a few reasons. Mostly, because they're hands-free, so there's no juggling with a spirit level while trying to hold power tools too. Plus, you can set it up and keep a straight line of reference for as long as you're working on that specific DIY project. Something's that can be really useful. 

Luke Arthur Wells

Luke Arthur Wells is an award-winning interiors blogger and stylist. His blog has been one of Vuelio's top 10 interior blogs for four years running, and he recently won the Best Creative Skill category at the Amara Interior Blog Awards. Luke has worked with some of the UK's biggest brands, from John Lewis and Made to Farrow & Ball and B&Q. He's a big DIYer, and loves coming up with creative woodwork projects for his home, a Victorian terrace renovation in Essex.