You can use it on the metal surface without tripods with a strong magnet. Or hanging it on the nail or screws by the back slots. There are holes fit for the laser point. The adapter can be micro-fine the height from 0~4.8in, easy to use. The distance between 1/4" screw slots and laser level base is less than 4 inches. Lock function avoids the tool sliding up and down. 1/4" male thread mounts to laser level device, 5/8" female thread mounts to tripods. Fits for Firecore, Topcon, Spectra, Leica, Bosch, Hilti, Dewalt Lasers and so on.