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Unread 03-17-2021, 09:19 AM   #1
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Laser Level Repair?

Anyone know if it’s possible or cost-effective to have a laser level repaired? I have a PLS crosshair-style level and vertical line has stopped working. Trying to decide whether to pursue repair or just bite the bullet and buy a new one.
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Unread 03-17-2021, 11:38 AM   #2
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What is the cost of the one you have, Matt?
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Unread 03-17-2021, 11:41 AM   #3
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any interest in a dewalt one or stanley?
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Manufacturer route, they can recalibrate or tell you if it’s f***ed. We had one of our spectra rotary lasers go bad. They recalibrated the housing for the cost of shipping, then we bought a new receiver. $180 vs. $1400+ for a new unit. Worth a shot in the dark IMO
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Unread 03-17-2021, 01:39 PM   #5
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In my experience, most lasers are non repairable. If it's out of warranty (which you should pay attention to when buying), then you are probably out of luck.

I have a Bosch 3 line laser with one bad line. Out of warranty and no repair possible. I also have a Stabila. It went bad about a minute after I first turned it on. It was replaced under warranty (again, no repair possible).
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Unread 03-17-2021, 02:02 PM   #6
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I probably paid about $300 for this one twelve years ago (it sat in a storage unit for a big chunk of that time). Was just checking out a similar thing that Bosch makes for about $150.
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Matt,

I've never owned a laser, but $150 sounds like a deal to me, especially since the old one is 12 years old. These days 12 years is a lifetime at least.
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I had the same thing with a 20 year old PLS. They said it was obsolete and they would sell me a new one at a discount. Got it cheaper than their discount on Amazon.
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When I called Bosch to see if I could send them my laser for repairs, they told me they couldn't work on it, that it's disposable.
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Unread 03-18-2021, 06:13 PM   #10
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Almost as bad as printers. I had a Topcon RL3 HA....... or something close to that. Had it for almost 20 years. It quit and bought something new. Today you can get a very good laser level for under a few hundred bux.
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Unread 03-19-2021, 08:04 AM   #11
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so i take it no interest in dewalt??? I think this one is awesome https://www.dewalt.com/products/hand...-laser/dw089lg
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Unread 03-26-2021, 06:45 AM   #12
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That Dewalt looks nice! Maybe beefier than what I need... thinking I’m just going to get one of these small Bosch ones. $200 feels like a manageable expense, and for showers and so on I just need functional crosshairs.

I get so annoyed at tools that are not designed to be repairable. Seems short-sighted and wasteful.
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