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Green VS Red

January 4

Recently one of our suppliers gave me a laser measurer. Basically a tape measure that uses a beam to accurately measure distance. My plan was to give it to some of our drivers who constantly deal with branches and power lines. I thought that they could point the beam at a branch and determine whether there was enough room to get their truck under safely without damage. In theory a good idea but in practice there was an issue. Frequently it was difficult to spot the red dot in sunlight or well lit areas. When used indoors the red dot was good for short distances but not visible across the warehouse. I thought it might be an issue related to this particular manufacturer so I tried another brand but had the same outcome.

This spurred some additional research and I found that the instrument was not the issue but rather the color of the beam. Until recently the red beam laser has been the only color available. The fact that they were sometimes difficult to see was far outweighed by their usefulness in the field. They are critical to the drywall industry because they allow for faster and more accurate layouts. The game changed in 2016 when DeWalt introduced their green laser platform. A green beam is 400% more visible indoors than a red beam and is the most visible color to the human eye.

Gator Gypsum is proud to offer their clients a green line laser engineered specifically for the Drywall trade-DeWalt’s DW089LG

The DW089LG is a 3 x 360 green line laser on the 12 volt platform and boasts the following features:

  • Green Beam laser technology which is 4 times brighter than red
  • Integrated magnetic mount
  • Water resistant
  • Projects horizontal down beam with raised clearance
  • Provides line visibility and alignment for wall track layout

Please call your local Gator Gypsum yard for price and availability.


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