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World’s first surface laser: GSL 2 Professional from Bosch quickly and reliably displays every surface irregularity on the floor

  • First instrument to cover the entire surface continuously
  • All-round check thanks to rotating laser head
  • Laser lines are clearly visible up to 10 meters
  • Can be powered either by 10.8 volt battery or non-rechargeable batteries
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  • March 15, 2012
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The GSL 2 Professional surface laser from Bosch is a world first. It enables you to see surface irregularities on the floor at a glance: two laser lines show the user immediately whether it contains depressions or elevations. The inspection method covers the entire surface continuously, and it is easy, fast and reliable.

Until now, screed layers, floorers and tilers have relied on traditional in­spection methods such as a caliber, a spirit level and a water level gage to check the evenness of a floor, or they have used rotation and line lasers to do so. But even these measuring instruments cannot map the complete floor surface of a room. The GSL 2 Professional surface laser with its 360-degree rotating laser head is the first instrument to enable this to be done. It projects two laser lines onto the floor surface. If the surface is even, the two lines meet on the floor and are perceived as one line. However, the slightest surface irregularity will cause the lines to deviate from each other and you will see both laser lines.

Easy handling
The GSL 2 Professional is easy to operate. First of all, you select a refe­rence point to check the floor evenness, for example at the door. Once it is switched on, the GSL 2 Professional automatically levels itself within four seconds and instantly begins to work. All the user has to do is observe the laser lines and mark any deviations on the surface. Using the remote con­trol, this observation can be done from different positions in the room and repeated numerous times. The target plate, which comes complete with the instrument, is used at the marked positions: it shows at a glance whether the deviations are depressions or elevations and how great the height difference is to the reference point.

The leveling accuracy of the surface laser is 0.3 millimeters per meter, and the working range with a target plate is 20 meters. Its remote control RC 2 Professional also has the same range. The instrument can be po­wered either by the supplied 10.8 volt lithium-ion battery, which is com­patible with all professional tools in this voltage class from Bosch, or by four non-rechargeable batteries.

The GSL 2 Professional will be available at traditional trade outlets from September 2012 onwards at the recommended retail price of 399 euros. It is supplied in the L-Boxx including 10.8 volt lithium-ion battery, charger, remote control with non-rechargeable batteries, target plate and red laser glasses.

 Specifications GSL 2 Professional
 Working range of laser 10 m / 20 m with target plate
 Working range of remote control 20 m
 Leveling accuracy ± 0,3 mm/m
 Self-leveling range ± 4°
 Typical leveling time < 4 s
 Laser diode / Laser class 635 nm, < 5 mW, class 3R
 Dust and splash protection IP54
 Energy supply 10.8 V lithium-ion battery or 4 x AA 1.5 V
 Operating time approx. 15 h


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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