Zircon Press Release

Get It Straight with Zircon® LaserBall 360

The Perfect Pair with StudSensor - Hang It All!

Zircon LaserBallCAMPBELL, Calif., September 1, 2005 —Zircon Corporation announces its latest attraction – LaserBall 360 This futuristic, glowing blue orb projects a straight laser line in any direction along flat surfaces such as walls, floors and ceilings.

No bigger than a tennis ball, it's so easy to use even a novice will experience instant success. Just attach the mounting cup to almost any flat surface with the included non-marring, self-adhesive discs. Then place LaserBall in the cup, turn it on, and watch the internal LED glow a cool blue to indicate that the unit is on. Rotate the ball to project either a horizontal or vertical line, as desired, and adjust the ball in its mounting cup to determine the length of the line. Pointing the laser toward the wall will result in a shorter, brighter line, while angling it further away will lengthen the line. With a final check of the bubble level at LaserBall's center, users can be sure lines are level or plumb.

"Lasers are the hottest thing in tools, but until now, they've been fairly expensive. LaserBall 360 is affordable for even the most modest toolbox," stated Zircon President and CEO Horst Sandfort. "Paired with StudSensor SL, it's the perfect solution to make sure everything from draperies and pictures to shelves and hardware are mounted both straight and securely."

LaserBall 360 is available at mass merchandisers, home centers and hardware stores nationwide for $19.95. It also comes in a Laser Decorating kit with StudSensor SL, one of Zircon's most popular stud finders, for $29.95. With LaserBall to keep everything level or plumb and StudSensor to anchor items safely and securely, this winning duo is a must-have for everyone from college kids moving into the dorm to homeowners, decorators and DIYers.

As with all Zircon® tools, LaserBall 360 comes with a limited one-year warranty. To locate a store, call 1-800-245-9265.

Silicon Valley-based Zircon, celebrating 30 years in business, is dedicated to delivering innovative, easy-to-use technology to the world's toolboxes. Since 1975, the company has used patented technology to design, develop, manufacture, and market one-of-a-kind hand tools that perform critical, everyday jobs, saving users time and money. Zircon's products include the StudSensor family, the original and best-selling line of stud and joist finders, the new OneStep® line of products with patented CenterVision® technology, and a full line of electronic scanning, measuring, and leveling tools for almost every job. For more information about Zircon's family of products, call 1-800-245-9265 or visit the web site at www.zircon.com.

NOTE: Availability and pricing are subject to change.

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