Torpedo Boy Toollaser, retail $TBA*
Manufactured by Opcom (
Last updated 08-12-11

What this is is a small laser level (with inbuilt bubble level) intended for construction use. It has a red diode laser that feeds from a pair of AA cells, and comes in a metal & plastic body.

Because this is a laser, you should not shine it into your eyes, other people's eyes, pet's eyes, etc. Just use a little common sense here, ok?

* Product appears to be obsolete; this particular unit was manufactured in September 2000,


Use this as you would any standard bubble level. Set it down somewhere and see if the bubble in the glass vial is centered within the two markings on the outside of the vial. If it is, the surface is level. If it isn't, the surface is not level.

To use the laser, press the small red button on the upper surface of the product. Press it again to shut the laser off.

The product is apparently suppose to come with a small tripod, but the test unit does not have such a critter, so I used the one that came with the Portable Stage Lights for photographic purposes:

I'm not a carpenter, and I don't play one on TV or on the internet, so please read the instructional leaflet that comes with the laser level for details on how to use the level for distance use, laying pipe, etc.

This laser pointer requires two AAA cells, which are very likely included in the package so you don't need to run to the store right away.

To change them, slide the battery door on the underside of the unit until it comes out, walk to the top of the basement stairs, and huck it down those stairs into the basement crawling with hundreds (or thousands) of hungry piss ants with full bladders so that they sniff and snuffle at the damn thing for a few minutes, find it unpalatable, drag it to the queen who does the same thing, so she instructs all of the worker ants to relieve themselves on it...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

If necessary, remove the two used AAA cells from the battery compartment, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert two new AAA cells into the compartment, orienting them so that their flat-ends (-) negatives face the spring for them in each chamber.

Slide the battery door back on, and be done with it.

Aren't you glad you didn't throw that battery door down the stairs into the little room with all of those hungry bugs that had to piddle now?

The Torpedo Boy Toollaser is not water-resistant or submersible, and probably would not withstand being stomped on or run over either. But it should not break just from day-to-day use.

Since laser levels like this are not meant to be stomped on, run over, drowned in the commode, or otherwise abused, I will not inflict those sorts of punishments upon this one. This was also borrowed from my stepmother (who would probably appreciate receiving it back in working order), so this section of the web page will be a bit on the bare side. :-/

The laser pointer emits a red beam measured at 652.480nm in wavelength, and has a measured output power of 8mW on my LaserBee 2.5W USB Laser Power Meter w/Thermopile.

As I said before, I'm not a carpenter, and I don't play one on TV or on the internet, so please read the instructional leaflet that comes with the laser level for details on how to use the level for distance use, laying pipe, etc.

The laser level's dot on the target approximately 12" away.
Does not appear white or as large in real life

The laser level's "dot" on a wall ~10 feet away.
Again, that white color does not appear in reality.

Power output analysis
Output power measures 8mW on my LaserBee 2.5W USB Laser Power Meter w/Thermopile.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of this laser.

Spectrographic analysis
Same as above; spectrometer's response narrowed to a range between
647nm and 667nm to pinpoint wavelength, which is in fact 652.480nm.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Normally, beam cross-sectional analyses would be here, but the instrument used for those plus the computer it interfaces with have been packed away for a move to take place in early-September 2011; thus I no longer have them at my disposal.

Test unit belongs to my stepmother (it was my late-father's); I saw it on the dresser in her room on the evening of 08-09-11 (or "09 Aug 2011" or even "Aug 09, Twenty Double Sticks" if you prefer)

Since it does not belong to me, the somewhat dreadful "" icon will be appended to its listings on this website at once; and because the manufacturer no longer makes this product, the "" icon will also appear.

UPDATE: 00-00-00


Not very waterproof at all, and *DEFINITELY* not submersible

    PRODUCT TYPE: Small laser/bubble level
    LAMP TYPE: Laser diode
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Very narrow spot
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on upper surface of product
    BEZEL: Metal and plastic; laser diode ass'y recessed into hosel for it
    BATTERY: 2x AAA cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND URANATION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries, small tripod
    SIZE: 138mm L x 29mm H x 37.50mm W
    WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: Unknown; though probably China
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


    Product is obsolete, so the standard "star" rating will not be furnished.

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