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02-05-2011, 05:37 AM
Hello everyone,

I'm in the market for a laser, and I was just wanted to see what everyone was using and the general cost. I would like to use it for floor layout and to get a level line for wall work. Thanks in advance for the input I hope all is well with every one. hopefully I'll get to see some of you guys in Las Vegas.


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02-05-2011, 07:38 AM
I don't have one for walls, but I keep buying the cheap Bosch laser squares for floors. nice and cheap at around $35.

02-05-2011, 08:15 AM
I have a similar one I got from Lowes years back and it works good for small rooms.
shoots a straight line and a diagonal.
also a smaller Straight-Line for straight lines.


02-05-2011, 11:03 AM
This has been discussed many times before, stand by for admonishments to use the search function. :D

I use a Gizmo 3 combined with a Laser Jamb ( laser pole for walls. Any quality, self leveling cross line laser will work great with the Laser Jamb.

For floors I have a Spectra LG2 (, extremely accurate. I used to have a cheap Stanley laser square, it was horribly inaccurate.....threw it away. Don't bother with cheap lasers, you'd be better off using a 3 4 5.

02-05-2011, 11:52 AM
Hello Dave,

I've used the Hilti laser before , but other than the locking of the pendulum system , it is not a great investment. Not to mention the higher costs.
Presently , all the lasers -- rotary , hand held and the square one-- are DeWalt which are very effective and reliable , cost and durability wise. I am very happy with their performance and reliability through time of usage.:)

02-05-2011, 11:57 AM
Dave, If you'll enter laser into the Advanced Search feature and ask for Titles, you find thirty or forty discussions on those tools.

02-05-2011, 12:34 PM

Chad Deiter Company
02-05-2011, 01:27 PM
I have one of these as well as two of the speed square type for floors.

This is the best one I have owned so far. Accurate to 3/32" in 30 ft. Good enough for what we're doing.

02-05-2011, 02:24 PM
my line up:

02-05-2011, 07:11 PM
thanks for the input everyone I will also check the advance search sorry I didn't think to check it first.

Higher Standard Tile
02-05-2011, 09:32 PM
I use the PLS 180 for shower wall layout. A rotating is nice for horizontal layouts but this is almost as good.

Searching is good and I understand that we want everybody to know the features available. But at this point almost every subject has been discussed at some point. So I guess we could all just stop making posts and just reread past threads. :confused:

02-05-2011, 10:10 PM
My point there, Isaac, was that folks who are familiar with the site should at least make an effort to see what's already been said about a subject before asking a general question about it.

No, we don't want to stop the dialog and go to searching only, but we also don't want to hafta entertain the same questions with the same answers that are readily available in abundant quantities.

I do even prompt new visitors to use the search feature when a general question is asked about a subject that has a huge data base on here. Like, "What tile saw should I buy?" for example. Not opposed to another discussion about tile saws, but let's have the visitor educate himself a bit first so the discussion can be meaningful.

But, as always, that's:

My opinion; worth price charged.

Higher Standard Tile
02-05-2011, 11:36 PM
As always- thanks to you and the other moderators for keeping us in line. :tup2:

Chad Deiter Company
02-06-2011, 07:30 AM
So Bosch then Kevin :D