How to Make a Laser Plumb Bob

What You'll Need
Laser pointer
Protective casing

A laser plumb bob is a tool that can be used to ensure that decorating and building materials are installed straight. It can prove to be an effective alternative to the manual plumb bob that can be found on the market. Follow the simple steps below to make your own laser plumb bob.

Step 1 – Gather Equipment

The first step in making a laser plumb bob is to gather the necessary equipment. A laser is used in place of string, which will mean it has to be powerful enough to span the entire space being worked on. A laser pointer should be encased in protective plastic to prevent damage.

Step 2 – Assemble  

Make the laser plumb bob by installing it within a suitable hard plastic case, making sure that it fits securely and doesn’t move around. Depending on where it is being used, you can use a tripod to position it into place. Alternatively, an appropriate fastener must be attached to the rear.    

Step 3 – Test and Adjust

The next step is to test the laser plumb bob to ensure it works as it should and the laser reaches the necessary distance.