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Topcon H5A vs H5B Rotary Laser

November, 14 2019

 

 
Topcon's self-leveling lasers are known for their extraordinary accuracy, durability, and ease of use, making them great for indoor and outdoor applications where speed and accuracy can’t be compromised. Below we will be going over there two main product offerings in the rotary laser space.
RL-H5A Horizontal Self-Leveling Rotary Laser: Top-Rated All-Around Rotary Laser of Topcon

If you’re looking for a versatile and affordable self-leveling rotary laser, the best that Topcon has to offer is the RL-H5A Horizontal Self-Leveling Rotary Laser. This laser costs only around $600 on our website but packs powerful features like long working range, high accuracy, and extra-long battery life.

RL-H5A Key Features:
  • Long-range operation up to 2,600 ft.
  • High accuracy of ±1/16 inch at 100 ft. (1.5mm at 30m)
  • Simple, manual slope capability
  • Horizontal self-leveling within ±5 degrees
  • Extra-long battery life (up to 100 hours)
  • Weatherproof IP66 rating
RL-H5A Applications:
  • General construction
  • Excavating
  • Matching existing slope and grade
  • Leveling of interior walls
  • Installation of interior fittings
RL-H5B Horizontal Self-Leveling Rotary Laser: Affordable and Reliable

If accuracy and long range are not your top concerns and you need a more affordable solution, the RL-H5B Horizontal Self-Leveling Rotary Laser fits the bill. The RL-H5B is slightly less accurate than the RL-H5A (1/8 in. at 100 ft.) and has a shorter working range (up to 1,300 ft. w/ laser receiver), but even this accuracy and range are among the best in the market.

Aside from these, there’s not much difference. It costs around a hundred bucks less than the RL-H5A, but like the RL-H5A, it has an amazing battery life and tough-as-nails build, making it ideal for working long hours in tough job sites.

RL-H5B Key Features:
  • Working range up to 1,300 ft.
  • Accuracy of ±1/8 inch at 100 ft. (3.0mm at 30m)
  • Horizontal self-leveling within ±5 degrees
  • Extra-long battery life (up to 100 hours)
  • Weatherproof IP66 rating
RL-H5B Applications:
  • General construction
  • Leveling and alignment of interior walls
  • Installation of cabinets, lightings, windows, etc.
What are the major differences between the Topcon H5A and H5B?
While the two units are both top-of-the-line rotary lasers, the H5A has twice the range of the H5B and is capable of slope and grade matching. These 2 differences are why the H5A costs almost $100 more than the H5B.

If you need assistance on choosing which Topcon rotary laser is best for your application, give us a call to speak with one of our experts today.
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