Review laser level FUKUDA MW-93T-3GX

Professional laser level FUKUDA MW-93T-3GX with Japanese LD laser modules Sharp green color, which today are among the best among emitters of this type.

As you know, there is an absolutely identical model only marked MW 93T-3GJ. All the difference lies in the laser emitters. In the latter there are crystal modules of local production. But as practice has shown, they are also of good quality.

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Laser level Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

Technical parameters

  • Accuracy: ± 1mm / 7m
  • Working distance: 20m * / 50m in radius with receiver
  • Compensator range: ± 3.5 °
  • Tripod thread: 1/4″ and 5/8″
  • Laser class, length: II, 532nm
  • Dust or moisture proof: IP54
  • Power supply: Li-ion 1500 mAh 7.4V battery or AA batteries 4pcs.
  • Working time: 6 hours all lasers
  • Working temperature: – 10°С … + 45°С
  • Storage temperature: – 20°С … + 60°С
  • Dimensions with towers: 12.5 / 14.5 / 7.8 cm
  • Weight: 1.1kg
  • Minimum distance from horizon:
  • floor – 11.4 cm
  • ceiling – 1.15 cm
  • Minimum distance from vertical to wall: 8mm

Instrument housing

The quality of the case is basically at a good level. But with a thorough inspection, you can find minor flaws. Which relate exclusively to the coupling of housing parts.

What can not be said about the competitor – laser level FIRECORE F93T-XG, which has a perfect build.

This is a bit strange, since both levels are assembled in the same factory. And they have almost identical insides.

Build quality Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

Battery compartment

The non-removable cover and the battery compartment itself are located at the base of the device. And it closes tightly through a rubber gasket. Which prevents moisture and dust from entering the compartment.

The battery takes up a little more than half of the battery compartment when installed. And the installation of a special box with four AA batteries takes up the entire space of the compartment.

battery compartment MW-93T-3GX

Laser modules

As mentioned earlier, in the laser level Fukuda MW 93t-3GX includes some of the best LD laser emitters to date. Which make the lines bright and thin.

Photos of the line thickness at different distances can be viewed below in the corresponding category.

laser module Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

Another advantage of LD modules is the long lifetime of the emitters. And work at lower temperatures in contrast to crystal emitters. But as you understand, the cost of LD is much higher. Although the history of the high cost of such diodes is very prosaic.

The price of green emitters is twice as high as red ones only because the green ones are almost 50% defective during production. And while this situation remains unresolved. Accordingly, as soon as it is possible to bring the marriage rate to 1-2%, the price will be significantly reduced.

A bubble level is mounted in the upper part of the case. Which will help you quickly assess the position of the level. This is quite convenient. But there is no great need for it.

Bubble level MW-93T-3GX

Compensator

The Fukuda MW-93T-3GX laser level is equipped with a standard mechanical compensator with magnets under the pendulum. Which has an operating range within 3.5 degrees.

Thus, the inclination of the device in any direction up to this value will be compensated. And the pendulum will be able to be installed in its original working position for projection of planes with an error of ± 1mm / 7m. Such a high declared accuracy is rarely found anywhere.

The level has a double alarm when the compensator goes beyond the permissible angle of inclination (3.5°). As soon as this happens, the level will start making a sound, and the lines will start flashing quickly.

All these visual and audio alerts will stop as soon as you place the device on a flatter surface. This type of alarm is designed to prevent marking errors.

In operation mode with the compensator locked (TILT function). There is also a visual alert. Which is expressed as blinking lines with a frequency of once every 5 seconds.

Tilt function Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

This is done on purpose. So that you don’t accidentally forget that the work is being done with a blocked compensator.

The vertical or horizontal level with this function is not marked up.

Control laser level Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

All control is carried out by means of an active two-position toggle switch. And a touch panel with two buttons.

Toggle switch on MW-93T-3GX

The toggle switch blocks the compensator for further transportation of the device. And Vice versa, it removes the lock, and simultaneously turns on the level.

That is, when the “open lock” position is set, the compensator automatically aligns and the horizontal plane lights up. Next, the touch panel comes into play. Which, by the way, reacts very clearly and quickly to touch.

Control panel Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

After switching on the algorithm for switching planes is as follows:

  • The 1st click on the “LASER” button disables the horizon and turns on one vertical plane in front.
  • The 2nd click adds a second vertical, only two verticals are lit.
  • The 3rd touch includes all three planes.
  • The 4th press leaves only the horizon and then in a circle.
Plane switching algorithm MW-93T-3GX

The same algorithm works in the tilt mode. Which is activated as follows: toggle switch in the “closed lock” position. Next, put your finger on the “LASER” button for 2-3 seconds – all mode is activated.

The second button on the right with the indicator switches the device to pulse mode. In which the lines start to burn a little dimmer.

In this mode, operations are performed with a special receiver. On the street in bright light up to 100 meters in diameter.

There is another diode indicator on the touch panel. Which indicates the state of charge of the battery or batteries.

Functionality

The functionality of 3D levels with cone prisms has always been one of the highest. And all because of the fact that thanks to the design, you can mark the level as close as possible to the ceiling or to the wall when installing plaster beacons.

Today, there are already 4D laser levels. Which have an additional horizon at the bottom. It is projected as close to the floor as possible. For example, the Fukuda MW-94D-4GX laser level.

Plane projection Laser level Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

Again, cone prisms provide maximum visibility due to the 360-degree projection of the planes.

A convenient algorithm for enabling planes allows you to select more than just three or two planes. But also include either the horizon or the vertical separately. This allows you not to blind the surrounding people with an unnecessary plane at the moment. And plus, it helps to save a lot of battery power.

The tilt mode will help you make custom markings or fasteners for inclined structures.

The mode of operation of the receiver will allow you to lay out objects on the street one person without an assistant. This is not possible when working with an optical level, where you can not do without a partner.

High mobility in work

The only thing that is missing is work from the household electrical network. For example, laser level Huepar 603CG or the aforementioned Firecore F93T-XG.

The MW-93T-3GX has a separate battery charge. In which the battery itself is inserted. By the way, you can buy them separately.

battery and charger Fukuda MW-93T-3GX
The parameters of the battery and the charger MW-93T-3GX

Laser line thickness at 5 and 15 meters

In this test, the indicators are among the best.

At 5 meters from the wall, the thickness was only about 1 mm.

line thickness 5 meters Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

At a distance of 15 meters, the line increased to only 3-4 mm.

These are great results!

line thickness 15 meters MW-93T-3GX

The possibility of mounting on different tripods

As you know, all additional accessories for laser levels. Namely, rods, tripods, wall mounts. They have only two types of screws: with a 1/4 or 5/8 inch thread. Others are simply not offered.

At the base of the device, two metal bushings with these threads are carefully mounted. Therefore, we can say that the variability of fastening is fully implemented.

Threads for mounting MW-93T-3GX

Another type of accessory is a swivel base. They are available with or without micrometer screws for fine eyeliner.

The FUKUDA MW-93T-3GX laser level comes with a metal swivel base with three micro-screws.

The lower two are responsible for the longitudinal and transverse displacement of the entire site within 1 cm. And the upper infinite screw turns the head around its axis 360 degrees.

Swivel base Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

There is a bubble level on the base body, which is adjusted by the legs.

The device is attached to the base using a 1/4″ screw. There is also a 5/8″ thread on the bottom for mounting the swivel base on a tripod or rod.

Comparison table with competitors

Technical detailsFIRECORE
F93T-XG
HUEPAR 603CGFUKUDA
MW-93T-3GX
Accuracy, mm / m± 0.3mm / m± 0.3mm / m± 1mm / 7m
Compensator range, °± 4 °± 4 °± 3,5 °
Range without / with receiver25m* / 50m25m* / 50m20m* / 50m
Dust and moisture protectionIP54IP54IP54
Tilt function+++
Working with the detector+++
BatteriesLi-ion 2600 mAh / 4АА / networkLi-ion 2600 mAh / 4АА / networkLi-ion 1500 mAh / 4АА
Defense towersplasticmetalplastic
Working temperature:0°C to +45°C-10°C to +45°C-10°C to +45°C

* – conditional indicator. Directly depends on the degree of lighting.   

Delivery set

The level is delivered in a soft case with thick walls. In which separate compartments are located:

  • the device itself
  • rotary base
  • adapter box for batteries
  • plastic target
  • charger
  • plug adapter for charging
  • battery and colorful instructions in English.
Delivery set Laser level Fukuda MW-93T-3GX

Pros and cons

Inexpensive, good assembly, good LD emitters, thin and bright lines, 3 planes of 360 degrees, clear and convenient algorithm for switching planes, TILT function, working with the receiver, bubble level, battery and battery operation, two threads for mounting, rotary base included.

There is no work from the network, not a perfect pairing of some parts of the case, a bad plastic target in the kit.

Video comparison of 3gj and 3GX models

3GX alignment and accuracy test video

Sergei Mikhailuk

For seven years I was engaged in various interior decoration and construction of country houses. Then I opened a shop selling laser and geodetic instruments. For nine years I have been selling and making alignment of laser levels, so I have accumulated a lot of experience in this area. Now I am writing and shooting detailed reviews of the laser instrument. For more details, see the page about me.

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