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Green laser diode for optimum visibility: New Bosch point laser generation for professionals

More robust than ever for use on construction sites

  • Up to four times better visibility thanks to green laser points
  • Robust design with rubberized housing as well as dust and jet-water protection
  • Easy handling due to an integrated rotating mount

Stefanie Schaefer >

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Keep measuring accuracy to the point: The new GPL 3 G Professional and GPL 5 G Professional point lasers from Bosch. Both tools are especially suitable for use in brighter indoor areas: Their green laser points are up to four times more visible than red laser points. The tools are also more robust than ever and are reliable companions during everyday work on construction sites: Thanks to a rubberized housing with damping elements and recessed glasses, they are protected against impact. They also have IP65 certification and are thus insensitive to dust and water jets. The integrated rotating mount is another advantage: Professionals can therefore set up the point lasers very easily.

Efficient and precise setup – reference points always in view

With GPL 3 G Professional and GPL 5 G Professional, applications succeed with pinpoint accuracy even over long distances of up to 30 meters. The lasers differ in the number of the laser points they project: With its three laser points at the bottom, at the top and at the front, the GPL 3 G Professional is suitable, for example, for aligning dry wall profiles, door or window frames. The laser also makes it easier to install elevators. The GPL 5 G Professional features two additional laser points on the left and right and thus the possibility of efficiently and precisely dividing rooms in drywall construction at a 90-degree angle.

Easy handling due to an integrated rotating mount

The point lasers feature an integrated rotating mount for the first time. It can be turned 360 degrees, is very compact and is fitted with strong magnets. The point lasers can therefore be quickly and easily attached to magnetic construction parts for alignment. If the point lasers are used on the ground, their rubber bases ensure stability. The new tool design also enables easier positioning over drywall profiles: The rotating mount is offset to the rear so that the plumb point of the tool lies directly over the profile. This also makes work easier. For transportation, simply turn the rotating mount by 180 degrees – then the point laser is extremely compact.

Both tools level themselves in less than four seconds and compensate for surface irregularities of up to ± 4 degrees. If the lasers cannot self-level due to serious surface irregularities, the laser points will flash. The simple switch-on and switch-off mechanism makes operation of the point lasers intuitive. They are operated with two AA batteries and their runtime is up to eight hours. In this way, the reliable measuring tools accompany their user through the working day.

The GPL 3 G Professional and GPL 5 G Professional point lasers will be available from March. All specified prices are recommended retail prices excluding VAT.


Tool specificationsGPL 3 G Professional
(Replaces the GPL 3 Professional)
GPL 5 G Professional
(Replaces the GPL 5 Professional)
Laser points3 (at the bottom, at the top and at the front)5 (at the bottom, at the top, at the front, on the right and on the left)
Measuring rangeUp to 30 mUp to 30 m
Measuring accuracy* laser points at the top/at the front ± 0.35 mm/m ± 0.35 mm/m
Measuring accuracy* laser points
at the side
± 0.35 mm/m
Measuring accuracy* plumb point at the bottom± 0.7 mm/m± 0.7 mm/m
Self-leveling range± 4°± 4°
Leveling time < 4 s< 4 s
Laser diode / Laser class500 – 540 nm, < 1 mW/ class 2500 – 540 nm, < 1 mW/ class 2
Dust and jet-water protectionIP65IP65
Power supply2 x 1.5 V – LR6 (AA)2 x 1.5 V – LR6 (AA)
Dimensions
(Length x width x height)
115 x 50 x 113 mm115 x 50 x 113 mm
Weight including batteries400 g 400 g
Scope of delivery/recommended retail price excluding VAT• Tool in a carton box, 2 x AA batteries, protective bag: 189.00 €• Tool in a carton box, 2 x AA batteries, protective bag: 229.00 €

*at 20 to 25°C under normal to favorable ambient conditions, for example, no temperature fluctuations

Subject to change.

The Robert Bosch Power Tools GmbH, a division of the Bosch Group, is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2019, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.8 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. In 2020, 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 400,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2019). The company generated sales of 77.7 billion euros in 2019. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT provider, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, Industry 4.0, and connected mobility. Bosch is pursuing a vision of mobility that is sustainable, safe, and exciting. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to facilitate connected living with products and solutions that either contain artificial intelligence (AI) or have been developed or manufactured with its help. 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.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiary and regional companies in 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs some 72,600 associates in research and development at 126 locations across the globe, as well as roughly 30,000 software engineers.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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