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Fukuda FRE-301R Laser Kit


Fully Self Levelling Rotary Laser Level Kit, Including Laser Detector & Remote Control, Surveying Tripod & 2.4M Measuring Staff (RED Beam, Horizontal, Vertical, Scan & Dual Grade).

Model: FRE-301R

SKU: FRE-301R-Kit

£430.99 Incl. VAT: £517.19
(Delivery may be extra depending on location)
Rating: 4.75 out of 5 stars

Availability: Sold Out - More Coming Soon!

Product overview:

The FRE-301R is accurate,  well featured & competitively priced.

Its a professional laser level kit from the Fukuda Laser Company. They are specialists in their field of laser level manufacture & certified to ISO-9001.


The FRE-301R quickly auto levels to set horizontally or vertically and set site 90 degree squaring. A very useful feature.


In addition the laser can be switched to Manual mode where the spinning beam can set a grade (fall) in the X axis, Y axis or both together (dual grade).

You can only grade match with this system and not key in a value, however it will set up to a 1:11 (8.75%) grade.



For Indoor & Outdoor use with a 635nm, class II visible red laser
Sealed water-proof construction
Self-levelling both horizontally & vertically
Up dot for setting Plumb & groundworks squaring
Accurate 3 axis electronic sensor
IR control via handheld Remote
Anti-Drift system (Bump sensor)
Dual Grade & SCAN facility
Auto shut-off - if instrument goes outside of its levelling range
Low battery indication
Rechargeable battery system
Full 24 months parts & labour Warranty

You have the facility to totally stop or move the red dot slowly in either direction using the remote control. Rotational speed is adjustable in 4 increments up to max. of 600 rpm.
For Indoor use, the SCAN facility comes into its own. This enables the User to stop the dot, then make it oscillate as a short intense red line in one area of the room only. Left/right keys on the remote control moves this laser line to the exact area of working. A really useful feature.



You can keep XX axis auto level, whilst setting a Grade (tilt angle) on the YY axis. This is helpful for setting falls of drainage, car-parks & access ways. Or you can set grades in both axis together (ie. DUAL Grade facility).

Additionally, a perfectly plumb laser dot is generated above the instrument via the prism system. With the instrument set on its side to spin vertically, this dot can be used to set 90 degree right angles for groundworks Squaring etc.


Horizontal accuracy: +/- 3mm over 30 metres (+/-20 arc seconds)
Vertical accuracy: +/- 3mm over 30 metres (+/20 arc seconds)
Auto (self) levelling range: +/-5 degree (instrument will auto level on a surface within 5 degrees of true level)
Measuring range: 300 metres diameter (using the supplied laser detector)
Rotation speed: 0, 60, 300 & 600rpm 
Dual Grade range in both X & Y axis:  +/-8.75%  (1 in 11.4)
Laser Output: 635nm class II visible red laser diode
Laser plumbing: Accuracy +/-1mm / 1.5m
Remote Control range: 20m by IR
Power supply: Battery Pack containing 4 x 1.2 Volt rechargeable "C" type batteries (No alkaline option)
Continuous operating: 40hrs approx.
Working Temperature: -20 to +50 deg C
Waterproof protection: IP54
Instrument Dimensions: 200(L) x 150(W) x 184H (mm)
Instrument weight: 2kg (with batteries)

Robust & foam lined, carry case: 370 x 250 x 250(H) mm
Kit gross weight: 4.6kg

Manufacturers data:

News: Laser Levels Online have announced the introduction of an extension to their Fukuda rotary laser level warranty. As of 15/10/2015, all Fukuda branded rotary laser levels, now come with a 2 years parts and labour warranty. Customers are already confident in Fukuda's high quality products, but now have the added confidence of a two year parts and labour warranty as well. Fukuda rotary lasers purchased prior to 15/10/2015 are covered by a 1 year warranty. Fukuda cross line laser warranties remain unchanged.

Included in the kit:

A compact Laser Detector (receiver) to extend the range of the FRE-301R to 300 metres diameter.

Large detecting range compatible with visible red output lasers
from 635 nm to 780 nm.
High accuracy.
Audible and visual indication of set LEVEL.
Staff mounting clamp bracket

Detecting accuracy: fine & course settings +/- 1mm & +/- 2mm
Display: Front & back LCD
Audible pitch warning. (selectable On/Off)
Power supply: 1 x 9V battery
Operating time: Approx 30 hours continuous, at 20 deg C.
Low battery warning via LCD
Power Conservation: 10 minutes auto cut-off.
Dimensions: 63 x 23 x 135mm
Weight: 350g (with battery & bracket)

Also included in the kit:

The Fukuda FRE-301R Kit also includes the following accessories:

FREE Telescopic Levelling Staff (Model: TLS3)

(Colours / Brand may vary)

2.4m, 3-section, Telescopic Levelling Staff. 
Three robust aluminium sections (3 x 3ft) with abrasion proof scale. 
Height 950mm closed length to extended max. height 2440mm.
Automatic locking buttons when extended.
Provision for rear bubble level.
E-graduations (1cm) / Markings on front and mm scale on back. 
Red / Black coded sections. 
Accepts Laser Detector mounting bracket.
Height: 0.95m closed length to extended max 2.4m. 
Weight 0.95kg. 


FREE Surveying Tripod (Model: S-LAT)

(Colours / Brand may vary and may have branding on tripod leg)

Maximum 1.5m height. 
Robust aluminium tripod. 
Extending legs with quick-release, toggle clamp adjustment. 
Flat top, mounting head. 
Head size 130mm
5/8 inch x 11 thread. 
Closed length 0.925m
Max. Opened height 1.5m approx.
Weight: 3.4kg
Carry strap


Purchase options:

Upgrade the kit to include the Spectra HL450 Detector - the ideal choice for the The perfect choice for the Fukuda FRE-301R!


The Spectra Precision HL450 Detector is an easy-to-use tool that accurately measures elevations across the site, and is ideal for use with any rotating laser level.

The HL450 features a digital readout of elevation that provides a numeric display of ±40 mm to 1mm resolution. The readout is displayed on the large front and rear LCD's and shows exactly how far the elevation is from on-grade.

Accurate measurements can be made without moving the rod clamp, saving time and increasing productivity.

The HL450 has a 102 mm (4 inch) reception height, double the typical industry standard, which allows quick acquisition of the laser beam. Also included is a patented anti-strobe sensor that prevents construction lights from setting off the Detector and makes it easier to identify the laser beam signals.

The Detector is designed to survive the tough construction site conditions. It is totally waterproof (IP67) and can withstand a drop up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) onto concrete.



Digital Readout of Elevation allows faster readings by displaying the exact numerical distance from grade, eliminating the need to move the detector to get to "on-grade".
Anti-Strobe Sensor stops construction strobe lights from setting off the detector and eliminates phantom strikes for easier identification of true laser beam signals.
Large reception height allows faster readings by acquiring the beam quickly, and makes it easier to stay in the beam.
Durable in tough environments provides less downtime due to damage or service requirements after accidental drops.


HL450 Detector upgrade includes:

HL450 instrument
Alkaline batteries x 2
Mounting bracket
Instruction & safety manual
24 Months Warranty

Please Note: If you upgrade to the HL450 Detector, the default Detector will be removed from the kit.


Calibration and servicing:

We check and calibrate all Lasers prior to dispatch, to ensure they meet or exceed the manufacturers published specifications at the time of shipment from the factory.
If you routinely work on large job sites, which require you to have a physical Calibration certificate, issued in your name and matched to the Laser via its serial number, you must ensure you tick the above box marked "Paper Certificate" (where applicable) to add a Calibration certificate to your order. The Certificate will then be generated and included with your Laser. Please note the issuing of a Calibration certificate DOES NOT delay or hold up the despatch of your Laser in any way.

Kit comprises of:

Calibrated FRE-301R Laser instrument (colour may differ from that pictured)
Laser Detector with mounting clamp bracket (Option to upgrade to Spectra HL450 Detector)
IR Remote Control
Rechargeable battery pack for laser
Mains charger unit

Batteries for Detector & Remote Control
Red laser enhancement glasses
Red magnetic target plate
Instruction & Safety manual
Robust & foam lined, carry case 

Surveying Tripod
2.4m Measuring Staff

Key information:

Model FRE-301R
Brand Fukuda
Type Rotary Laser
Laser beam Dot
Laser colour Red Beam
Beam axis Horizontal & Vertical
Levelling Fully Self Levelling
Usage Indoor & Outdoor
Facilities Plumb, Scan
Slope setting Dual grade
Setting out Squaring / 90° Setting Out
Mounting thread 5/8 inch
Power source Rechargeable
Laser output Class 2
IP rating IP54 (Protected against dust / Protected against splashing water from any direction)
Warranty Full 24 Months Parts & Labour Warranty

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Posted by jeff pringle on Thursday 8th of June 2017


hi i am looking for a laser level to use out/indoors to do horizontal and vertical setting out, also a squaring option


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Thursday 8th of June 2017

    Hello Jeff

    You have made an ideal choice. The FRE-301R does everything you ask.

    It is a rotary laser level for both indoor & outdoor use, sets out vertically & horizontally and does squaring too. Its fully automatic (self) levelling. In addition it will dual grade.

    Please see:

    If you have any other questions, then by all means just call me. 01246 269777.

    Best regards

    Ian Roberts

    Laser Levels Online



Posted by james on Monday 15th of May 2017


hi I am looking to buy a laser level I would like it to do a vertical line from the floor to ceiling, across the ceiling ,down the opposite wall and join along the floor to do a horizontal line meeting all around a kitchen or bedroom to do a vertical spot to do a 90degree square marked on the floor also I would like to buy a laser pole that fits floor to ceiling in which the laser would fit onto to enable the laser to be adjusted for the horizontal line thank you


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Monday 15th of May 2017

    Hello James

    For your application the FRE-301R nor any other of our rotatary lasers are NOT the best choice.

    You need to opt for a Multiline laser kit instead.

    Please see Fukuda FLE-444R:

    or Stanley X3G green beam:

    To save money, you do not need a detector, so untick the box if ordering.

    Best regards

    Ian Roberts

    Laser Levels Online

Posted by sean on Tuesday 21st of February 2017


hi looking to get a new laser for myself i have and always had leica rotating lasers. i put laser levels in google and your site came up. the fre-301r with the detector up grade seems to be the one, never used this type of detector before so i take as your digging it can tell you how high or low you are off the finish level. also the price is half of a leica laser, as a subcontractor cost is a major thing. i don't mind spending money as long as it is worth spending. why are these cheaper the the lecia lasers. i see you have been going for 30yrs so you must be doing something right. what sort of after sales service do you offer. sean SJBuild Ltd 07725657790


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Tuesday 21st of February 2017
    Hi Sean,
    Thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in getting back to you.
    Spectra, Stabila Leica and Topcon are all premium brand lasers, where as Fukuda is a mid-range laser brand a bit like, Stanley, Bosch and Dewalt.
    As a company we probably sell more Fukuda lasers than any other brand, simply because our customers are very price conscious and Fukuda lasers offer a lot of value for money.
    Fukuda lasers are not quite as tough as the premium lasers (but equally you are not paying the same price), but if treated correctly, will provide you with very good service. 
    If ultimately you want to stick to premium brand lasers then you may want to consider the Spectra HV302:
    Alternatively, the Fukuda FRE-301R would be an excellent choice.
    I hope this helps.
Posted by Baljinder singh on Monday 17th of October 2016




  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Monday 17th of October 2016


    If the kit was purchased from us and carries our "supplied by" logo, then please book it in for return here:

    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

Posted by grant weeks on Thursday 11th of August 2016


Hello, I recently purchased a FRE-301R from you. It did not come with any instruction booklet, could you please send one, or email me them to print off? Kind regards Grant


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Thursday 11th of August 2016

    Hi Grant,

    Apologies for this. You can download the quick start guide:

    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

Posted by Richard Radford on Thursday 19th of November 2015


I have a Fukuda FRE-301R, do you sell a floor to ceiling type pole I can mount it to for setting out?


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Thursday 19th of November 2015

    Hi Richard,

    You will need a large "L" shaped mounting bracket to mount the FRE-301R on the pole and so the Stabila LT-30:

    would be the most suitable.

    Stanley have a version of this but the platform is slightly too small to mount the laser.

    I hope this helps.

    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

Posted by Ged Dunn on Thursday 4th of December 2014


Model FRE-301R IP rating IP54 (Protected against dust / Protected against splashing water from any direction) I would appreciate if you could please confirm if that the above product is fully water proof or is it just slash resistant, also and could you also give your honest opinion re the above as compared with the Leica Rugby 610 for quality, back up, spares, etc.


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Thursday 4th of December 2014

    Thank you for your email.
    The true translation of "fully waterproof" as an IP Rating would be IP68 (Totally protected against dust / Protected against long periods of immersion under pressure).
    The Leica Rugby is IP67 which is Totally protected against dust / Protected against the effect of immersion between 15cm and 1m.
    The Fukuda FRE-301R is IP54 which is Protected against dust; limited ingress (no harmful deposit) / Protection against water sprayed from all directions - limited ingress permitted.
    The only IP67 Laser we carry is the Spectra UL633:
    So on IP Rating alone, the Leica Rugby 610 would be better than the Fukuda FRE-301R, but the FRE-301R is lower priced item.
    As a company we do not carry Lecia rotary or cross line lasers and so have no information on reliability, spares availability etc...
    However, please be sure to read the reviews of the various Fukuda Lasers on our site.
    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

Posted by andrew lodge on Friday 31st of October 2014


Can the detector for this laser be adjusted to tell you a size above or below the level? We need one that will tell us when we are 32mm above the level for bending suspended ceiling wires My number is 07880732264 if you want to ring me


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Friday 31st of October 2014

    Hi Andrew,
    The product most suitable for your application would be the Spectra HV101 Premium Indoor / Outdoor Kit with the HL450 upgraded detector.
    The Kit is £580.00 + Vat and Delivery.

    I hope this helps.

    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

Posted by mark on Tuesday 8th of April 2014


this level is very similar to levels on ebay from china, is it same manufacturer ? . Looking to purchase reliable level thanks mark


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Tuesday 8th of April 2014
    Hi Mark,
    Nearly all Lasers are made in the Far east, although don't let that put you off.
    There are lots of product clones on eBay and so I cannot be sure if they all originate from the same manufacturer.
    The Fukuda FRE-301R is made by Fukuda which is a mid-range Laser provider.
    It comes with 12 months warranty. It's checked and calibrated by us prior to despatch and we carry all spares and can perform most repairs.
    You are also dealing with a UK Ltd company that have been trading for over 30 years.
    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online
Posted by Matthew on Friday 18th of October 2013


Hello, we are starting are self build home project in a few months and would like to purchase a laser level. The level will be required firstly for setting out the site/foundations etc and then obviously when building the actual walls of the building. I would like a laser level which can give acurate 90 deg corner/square measurements. Please could you direct me to a few choices which you would recommend anywhere around £200-600? Kind regards, Matthew


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Friday 18th of October 2013

    Hi Matthew,

    The Fukuda FRE-301R will be ideally suited for this application:

    It's a self leveling red beam rotary which levels on both the horizontal and vertical which will allow you to have an accurate horizontal datum point around the site and also do setting out and squaring.

    It has a range of 300m and an accuracy of +/- 3mm over 30 metres.

    The Kit includes the FRE-301R rotary laser, the Detector (which has a front and rear display, up / down arrows and an audible tone) and an adjustable clamp, which will clamp on to any existing measuring staff. Also included is a Remote control (allowing you to operate the laser at distance), all the batteries and charging equipment, red laser glasses (to enhance the beam for internal work), red target plate and a robust foam lined hardbody case.

    I hope this helps.

    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online
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