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Unread 02-15-2005, 11:53 AM   #1
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Laser Square.

Anyone seen or used one of these?



A laser square.
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Unread 02-15-2005, 01:29 PM   #2
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Yup! use it everyday I work. The one I have is a Spectra Laser by Trimbel co. Looks the same as the picture, except it's yellow and no bubble vial.
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We have now!

What's the question? (Until now, I've only seen the yellow ones.)
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Are they any good?
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Yes. Great time saver. Be sure to check the accuracy of the lines. Some of the cheaper ones are no good. I do alot of Ditra installs and with the lasers I don't need a chalk line. Only about a 2' centerline. The rest is done with the lasers. This is the second one I have. The first one had been in use for about 4 to 5 yrs. before somebody walked through the fresh set tile and stepped on it. That was a very expensive mistake on his part. Anyway, yes they are good tools to have and use.
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The one above is about £75 ($140). That a cheap one or expensive?
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I think I paid $180 to $200 for mine. It's the accuracy and how far the line will shoot that counts. The Spectra laser is in a aluminum frame,not plastic. What kind of frame does that one have?
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I've got a Spectra LG2, same as Jim's. Used it yesterday for the first time, I think it's going to save alot of time. I use it to help stay square when snapping lines. The accuracy is 1/4 inch in 50 ft. Close enough for me.
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This is the Spectra LG2.
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I saw one of these laser squares in the local HD this weekend. looks
EXACTLY like the photo in post #1. it was only maybe 40$ or so. is this
a cheap knock off? Is buying a cheaper laser square comparable to buying
a cheaper laser level? I know with the levels you gotta get the top end
stuff for really good results. just wondering if anyone has bought one of the
cheapos and done 6-8-10 on it?
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A what?

Here's one you can step on. It's also very accurate.
http://www.lasersquare.com/sl24/specs.html
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Smart A....! whoops watch the language. Has anyone done a check for
square on the more affordable(CHEAP) laser squares with a 3-4-5 method?
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My thinking was if i had several laser squares i could setup a grid system
fairly fast. Thus the desire to buy the more inexpensive ones
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I think I've mentioned this before, but..I have a black and decker laser square and just for fun put it up against the general contractors $600 laser square. There was no difference..in fact my $50 laser had a finer line...even over 75 ft. Now, for how long that lasts is a different story.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Davy
I've got a Spectra LG2, same as Jim's. Used it yesterday for the first time, I think it's going to save alot of time. I use it to help stay square when snapping lines. The accuracy is 1/4 inch in 50 ft. Close enough for me.
Accuracy±3mm/10m.Thats about 1/8 of an inch over 32ft. and the laser goes up to 50m, 160ft.
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