LaserLine MFG Direct Reading Optical Rods

LaserLine MFG Direct Reading Optical Rods

Price: From $203.75 to $285.25

Brand: LaserLine MFG., Inc.



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Made in America

LaserLine MFG Direct Reading Optical Rods
  • Optical Version Direct Reading/ True Elevation Rods
  • For use with optical instruments and have no special rail for the laser detector.
  • All tape faces have large scales and are easy to read at a distance when using an optical instrument.
  • Carrying Bags to protect the DE rod sold separately here
  • Aluminum front and rear rods.
  • Made of high strength clear anodized aluminum for lightweight, rugged, dependable operation.
  • They will not rust, split, splinter, swell or warp in any environment.
  • Tape has heavy duty matte textured face: Easy on the eyes in bright sunlight and Protects the tape numbers from wear and fading.
  • Tape lock grommets are oversized made of heavy duty brass.
  • Greatly minimizes the problem of tape tearing.
  • Solid tape lock with internal brake slide; Strong, trouble-free operation.
  • Tape lock pin cannot puncture tape.
  • Designed not to tear, puncture or rip tape when pushed against tape face instead of the grommet hole.
  • DuPont nylon parts.
  • Tough and rugged for long-lasting life. Same material used for ski bindings and motorcycle parts.
  • Made in Redmond, Oregon, USA
How Direct Reading/True Elevation Grade Rods work:
  • Direct Reading, or True Elevation (also known as Lenker style) is a Grade Rod with a moveable tape face allowing you to set the actual benchmark elevation, or any elevation, above or below the bench into the rod.
  • The actual true elevation above sea level is read on these rods, thus eliminating errors caused by adding or subtracting.
  • Since no math is involved, grade shots are much faster than conventional style rods.
  • On most jobsites, the bench elevation is typically established by survey, and all elevations on that project are above that or below primary bench elevation.

Direct Reading Rods Brochure

How to Read True Elevation

Parts Available

LaserLine Direct Reading Optical Rod Schematic

LaserLine Direct Reading Optical Rod Schematic

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