F.A.Q.
Frequently asked questions Q: Can I use a visible construction laser outdoors without a receiver?   A: A rotary laser will have to be used with a receiver outdoors in the sun. Safety regulations do not permit a beam powerful enough to be visible when rotating out in sunlight. If you could stop the rotating beam and shine it onto a shaded target, you could possibly use it as a reference, but this is not at all convenient. Q: How much working distance do your laser systems have?   A: Using the R8 laser receiver, the Alpha XD and AS2 Magnum lasers have a 3300’ (1km) working diameter.  The Alpha and AS2 lasers have a 2000' working diameter. Q: How often should my laser be calibrated?   A: Lasers should be calibrated when they are not shooting their specified accuracy. We suggest checking calibration regularly, at least every 6 months, or immediately if the unit has been treated roughly. Q: Can I set a grade or slope into the laser?   A: You can set a precise slope with the AS2 and AS2 Magnum lasers.  You can “slope match” between existing elevations with both Alpha models.  Q: Where can I get my construction laser serviced?   A: Almost any laser or survey instrument service center can calibrate our lasers, or the user can do so if he/she so desires. Many of our 400+ dealers in the US have some service capabilities ranging form calibrating lasers up through full repairs. Q: What kind of tripod do I need for my laser?   A: Our lasers fit tripods with a 5/8 x 11 coarse thread. Dome or flat head tripods can be used. A flat head tripod will allow the user to check calibration easily out in the field. Q: Can the laser light hurt my eyes?   A: The maximum power output for any construction laser is less than 5 milliwatts. A milliwatt is one thousandth of a watt. No special precautions need be taken with an invisible beam laser. Visible beam lasers should be set so they are not flashing in anyone's eyes because the light is very bright and can be annoying. Having the beam flash in one's eyes occasionally will not do any damage, but will be irritating in the same fashion as a camera flash. Q: Can your construction lasers be used for turning angles?   A: None of our lasers are able to turn angles.   Q: Can I use a laser receiver to pick up the plumb spot on the Alpha-V?     A: Electronic laser receivers are looking for a laser spot flashing across their photocells and will not respond to a stationary laser spot. That is why they can sometimes be set off by a flashing strobe or emergency beacon. Q: What happens if my construction laser is rained on?   A: Pro Shot lasers are water and dust resistant. Our Oregon dealers test our lasers by dumping a bucket of water over them. Simply dry the laser off before it is stored.
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F.A.Q.
Frequently asked questions Q: Can I use a visible construction laser outdoors without a receiver?   A: A rotary laser will have to be used with a receiver outdoors in the sun. Safety regulations do not permit a beam powerful enough to be visible when rotating out in sunlight. If you could stop the rotating beam and shine it onto a shaded target, you could possibly use it as a reference, but this is not at all convenient. Q: How much working distance do your laser systems have?   A: Using the R8 laser receiver, the Alpha XD and AS2 Magnum lasers have a 3300’ (1km) working diameter.  The Alpha and AS2 lasers have a 2000' working diameter. Q: How often should my laser be calibrated?   A: Lasers should be calibrated when they are not shooting their specified accuracy. We suggest checking calibration regularly, at least every 6 months, or immediately if the unit has been treated roughly. Q: Can I set a grade or slope into the laser?   A: You can set a precise slope with the AS2 and AS2 Magnum lasers.  You can “slope match” between existing elevations with both Alpha models.  Q: Where can I get my construction laser serviced?   A: Almost any laser or survey instrument service center can calibrate our lasers, or the user can do so if he/she so desires. Many of our 400+ dealers in the US have some service capabilities ranging form calibrating lasers up through full repairs. Q: What kind of tripod do I need for my laser?   A: Our lasers fit tripods with a 5/8 x 11 coarse thread. Dome or flat head tripods can be used. A flat head tripod will allow the user to check calibration easily out in the field. Q: Can the laser light hurt my eyes?   A: The maximum power output for any construction laser is less than 5 milliwatts. A milliwatt is one thousandth of a watt. No special precautions need be taken with an invisible beam laser. Visible beam lasers should be set so they are not flashing in anyone's eyes because the light is very bright and can be annoying. Having the beam flash in one's eyes occasionally will not do any damage, but will be irritating in the same fashion as a camera flash. Q: Can your construction lasers be used for turning angles?   A: None of our lasers are able to turn angles.   Q: Can I use a laser receiver to pick up the plumb spot on the Alpha-V?     A: Electronic laser receivers are looking for a laser spot flashing across their photocells and will not respond to a stationary laser spot. That is why they can sometimes be set off by a flashing strobe or emergency beacon. Q: What happens if my construction laser is rained on?   A: Pro Shot lasers are water and dust resistant. Our Oregon dealers test our lasers by dumping a bucket of water over them. Simply dry the laser off before it is stored.
Email sales@proshotlaser.com Email sales@proshotlaser.com
Laser Reference, Inc.  •  USA Toll Free 1.800.238.0685
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