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Fully Self Levelling True Grade Rotary Laser Level Kit, Including Laser Detector, Radio Control Remote, Surveying Tripod & 4M Measuring Staff For Horizontal, Vertical, 90° Squaring Indoors and Outdoors

Model: FRE-208

SKU: FRE-208

£899.49 Incl. VAT: £1,079.39
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Availability: Sold Out - More Coming Soon!

Product overview:

This model has been discontinued and replaced by the Fukuda FRE-203XT, Click HERE


A top-of-the-range model in the Fukuda Laser level family, available at a very competitive price.


The FRE-208 is a TRUE GRADE laser where the User can easily input the exact % of slope required, digitally. The instrument will then simply set the laser beam to that slope. This can be in one axis only (single grade) or in two axis X & Y for dual grading. A radio linked Remote Control with a 50m range makes this quick & easy.

The laser also has plumb up & plumb down, red laser dot beams. By mounting the instrument on its side, (called lay-down) this gives a squaring facility. ie. 90 degree setting out - a very useful feature.


Constructed with a robust, waterproof housing, an automatic drift system and the facility of radio-controlled Dual grade - has made this the Grade laser of choice for Groundworks Contractors.


The FRE-208 is also suitable for indoor use, where the rotating speed can be reduced to improve visibility of the laser beam by eye; together with a concentrated beam, SCAN facility.

Slope/Grading Overview:

General builders, groundworkers, roofers and others often need to calculate slope or at least they must have some understanding of it.
Slope, grade, tilt or inclination can be expressed in three ways:

1)  As a ratio of the rise height to the run length (for example 1 in 20) or equally in terms of the fall height to the run length.
2)  As a percentage called the "grade" which is the (rise ÷ run) x 100; eg. 1m rise ÷ 20m run x 100 = 5% (instead of rise can read fall ).
3)  As an angle (almost always in degrees)

Of these 3 ways, Slope is normally expressed as a ratio or a percentage grade much more often than an actual angle and here's the reason why.....
Stating a ratio such as 1 in 20 immediately tells you, that for every 20 horizontal units measured, your height changes by 1 unit.
Stating this as a percentage, whatever horizontal distance you measure, your height changes by 5% of that distance.

Stating this as an angle of 2.8624 degrees doesn't give you much of an idea of how the rise compares to the run!



The FRE-208 (auto) self-levels horizontally & vertically, is accurate to +/-3mm over 30m & has a 500 metre diameter range using the supplied laser detector.

For site Groundworks use, this is a TRUE GRADE laser. Simply input the slope % directly within the range +10% to -10% of fall. This enables the User to accurately and easily set slopes (grades) in both X and Y axis, as required, with high precision and stability.

The kit includes a Radio Remote Control - to enable you to adjust the rotating speed (for indoor work) and outdoors - to set Grades (slopes), as described above. A very useful feature, which allows control from distance without the laser level being disturbed. Note: Outdoors: set the rotating speed to maximum (600rpm) to give the best operating distance with the supplied detector.

A rechargeable battery pack system is built-in and as back-up, the FRE-208 will operate on normal alkaline batteries too. We always keep spare rechargeable batteries in stock as part of our Spares, Repairs & full Calibration service.


Accuracy ±3mm @ 30 metres (+/-20 arc seconds)

Slope (Grade) range: +/-10.0%  (1 in 10)

Automatic self-levelling range: 5 degrees (instrument will auto level on a surface up to to 5 degrees out of true level)

Laser source: visible laser diode, rated 632nM

Laser classification: class IIIA, 5mW

Working range: Up to 500m diameter with the supplied detector
Levelling type: Electronic Self-levelling via stepper motors
Rotational speed: selectable from 60, 120, 300 to maximum 600rpm
Scanning angles: 10, 45, 90 & 180 degrees
Radio Remote control: range approx. 50 metres
Operating temp: -20 to +50 deg C.
Environment: Water and dust-proof to IP55
Power: Ni-MH rechargeable battery pack with mains charger and a spare (type C) alkaline battery holder with batteries.
Running time: approx. 20 hours continuous
Tripod Mounting thread: 5/8" - 11
Dimensions: 160L x 160W x 185H (mm)
Weight: 3kg with batteries
Warranty: Full 24 months parts & labour excluding accidental damage, normal wear & tear.

Technical specification:

+/- 3mm @ 30 metres, max. operating diameter 500m (250m either side of the instrument).
An accuracy of +/- 3mm @ 30 metres is equivalent to 0.1 mm/m and to put that into perspective, the best premium German spirit level has an accuracy of +/- 0.5 mm/m or +/- 15mm @ 30 metres.

Example usage:

This instrument is designed to be used by Exterior Groundworks Contractors for:

General earthworks, footings, foundations, slab laying, land & building drainage & landscaping projects etc.

Manufacturers data:

News: Laser Levels Online have announced the introduction of an extension to their Fukuda rotary laser level warranty.

  • Fukuda Rotary Lasers purchased prior to 15/10/2015 - 1 year parts and labour warranty
  • Fukuda Rotary Lasers purchased between 15/10/2015 and 31/12/2019 - 2 year parts and labour warranty (excludes eBay purchases)
  • As of 1st January 2020, all Fukuda branded ROTARY laser levels, now come with a 3 years parts and labour warranty. Customers are already confident in Fukuda's high-quality products, but now have the added confidence of a three-year parts and labour warranty as well.

Fukuda CROSS & MULTILINE laser warranties remain unchanged with 1 year parts and labour warranty.

Also included in the kit:

The Fukuda FRE-208 Kit also includes the following accessories:

Telescopic Levelling Staff (Model: TLS4S)

(Colours / Brand may vary)

4m, 5-section, Telescopic Levelling Staff. 
Five robust aluminium sections with abrasion proof scale.
Closed length height 970mm, extending to maximum height of 4m.
Automatic locking buttons when extended.
Millimetre scale on back and E-graduations (1cm) markings on front
Rear mm scale (for use with laser levels) has ZERO mm marking at ground level.
Red / Black coded front sections.
Accepts all Laser detector mounting brackets.
Removable, rear mounted circular Bubble Level.
Carry sleeve.
Height: 0.97m closed length to extended max 4m. 
Weight 1.15kg.


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 Fukuda FRD800 Detector - The perfect choice for the Fukuda FRE-208!


Fukuda Lasers have developed a "top of the range" detector for the Professional Trades person which is easy-to-use and accurate. It is ideal for use with any brand of rotating red beam laser level.


The FRD800 Laser Detector is a highly versatile, well featured laser receiver for both basic and advanced leveling and aligning applications; designed for general, concrete and site preparation contractors.


It features a digital readout of elevation that provides a numeric display of +/-45mm to 1mm resolution. Accurate measurements can be made without moving the rod clamp, saving time and increasing productivity. The readout is displayed on large front and rear LCD's, showing exactly how far the elevation is from on-grade. A back-light assists readings in low ambient lighting. 


Selectable units of measurement can be displayed to meet your specific application: in mm, cm or inches. A 125mm long red pick-up window, more than double the industry standard, allows quick acquisition of the laser beam. Readings are shown in three ways: via back and front LCD, coloured LED indication and by audible sound, selectable loud/normal/off.


This detector is designed to survive tough construction site conditions, being water and dustproof to IP55.


It can be used as either a hand-held or staff mounted detector for a wide range of construction applications.



Digital readout of elevation to +/-45mm, so not only will high or low arrows be displayed, but the exact distance from grade will also be numerically displayed. This eliminates the need to get exactly "on-grade" to make measurements, thus speeding up setting-out.

Large 125mm reception height acquires the beam quickly and makes it easy to stay in the beam.

Simultaneous elevation LED's signal in low light levels and over a longer range for easier reading in poor light conditions.

Multiple deadband sensitivity settings, three in all, allows adaptation to meet all your jobsite requirements.

Dust and weatherproof housing to IP55.

Continuous usage, 40 hours battery life with auto switch off facility.


FRD800 Detector upgrade includes:

FRD800 instrument

4 x type AA alkaline batteries 

Mounting clamp bracket

Instruction & safety manual

Please Note: If you upgrade to the FRD800 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:

Fukuda FRE-208 Grade Laser instrument (checked and pre-calibrated)
Rechargeable battery pack & Mains charger

Spare battery holder to accept alkaline batteries (supplied)
Detector with mounting bracket & batteries (Option to upgrade to Fukuda FRD800R Laser Detector with Digital Readout mm / inch)

Radio Remote control with 2 x AA batteries

Red Laser Glasses

Red Magnetic Target plate
Instruction / Safety Manual
Foam lined carry case.

Surveying Tripod
4m Measuring Staff
Automatic 3 Year Warranty

Delivery prices for commonly delivered to places:

Delivery to UK (including Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands) - FREE Delivery for all customers in the United Kingdom

Delivery to Republic of Ireland - DPD Local - 2 Working Days - FREE Delivery for all customers in the Republic of Ireland

Delivery to Jersey / Guernsey / Alderney / Sark / Isle of Man - DPD Local - 2 Working Days: £15.99.

Delivery to Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Holland, Belgium - Courier Service (3-6 Working Days): £24.99 GBP.

Delivery to all other locations - full details available at checkout.

VAT Invoice:

When the order is dispatched, a PDF (digital copy) of the VAT invoice will be attached to the dispatch confirmation email and a paper copy of the VAT invoice will be in the box.

Key information:

Model FRE-208
Brand Fukuda
Type Rotary Laser
Laser beam Dot
Laser colour Red Beam
Beam axis Horizontal & Vertical
Levelling Fully Self Levelling
Usage Indoor & Outdoor (Although mainly an Outdoor product)
Facilities Plumb, Scan
Slope setting Dual grade
Setting out Squaring / 90° Setting Out
Mounting thread 5/8 inch
Power source Both types (Rechargeable & Non-Rechargeable)
Laser output Class 3A
IP rating IP55 (Protected against dust / Protected against jets of water from any direction)
Warranty Automatic 3 Year Warranty

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Answer: You can enter your V.A.T, C.B.L, T.V.A, MOMS, I.V.A, BTW or USt number at the checkout and if it is valid, UK V.A.T will then be removed and set to 0%.
Common Questions: Is the product in stock?
Answer: Yes, if it says 'In Stock' then it's in Stock.

Posted by Andy Woodings on Friday 30th of November 2018


Hi, Please can you let me know the price for a battery and charger for the Fukuda FRE-208 Laser Level. Regards Andy


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Friday 30th of November 2018
    Hi Andy,
    Thank you for your email.
    You can order the Charger and optional spare battery for the FRE-208 here:
    Please ensure you tick the box to include the spare battery.
    All orders must be placed online.
    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 Daniel Haughey on Wednesday 1st of August 2018


Hello i just bought your Fre 208 model. I was wondering if you have a video of how to use it. Mainly the 90 degree setting out.


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Wednesday 1st of August 2018

    Hello Daniel,

    Thank you for your message.

    We don't have a video unfortunately but you can refer to this useful information sheet:

    Alternatively if you get really stuck, please contact our Technical team on 08000 869 769 (option 3) and they will talk you through the process. Although please ensure you have the laser kit in front of you if you call.
    Best regards
    Ian Roberts
    Laser levels Online

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