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Unread 11-06-2008, 10:39 PM   #1
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Laser Level?

I'm looking to invest in a laser level. Y'know, one of those that slides on a pole and throws crosshairs. Don't mind paying a bit more if it get me better than 1/4" at 30'. Any recommendations?

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Unread 11-06-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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Matt,

We have one made by Hilti and love it. I will look at the model number tomorrow if you are interested. I think the one I bought cost ~$450.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:17 PM   #3
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Thanks Rob, I'd be curious to know what you've got. That's about what I had figured on having to spend to get a decent one. (Unless anyone out there has another fav?)

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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:19 PM   #4
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I use this one for all sorts of indoor work, Matt, including tile.

Now called the PLS 180; usta have a different name when I bought mine. This newer one seems to have a wider field for the lines. This is a good thing.

I don't have any sort of pole for mine. I generally use it on the tripod that I have for my spotting scope. Works pretty well, but won't go higher than about five feet without you set it on something. You can find all sorts of creative ways to mount it for your needs, though.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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Unread 11-06-2008, 11:25 PM   #5
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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:19 AM   #6
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Laser Mark Level

We sell one by CST Berger that is really nice and popular. The tripod mounts on the pole and you can even do 45's on a wall. I'd give them a call and see if they have a local distributor in your area that you can get yourself a peek.

http://www.cstberger.com/Products/LaserMark.htm

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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:58 AM   #7
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Hi Matt,
Unfortunately, the laser level I use is a discontinued model from CST Berger, the Gizmo III. Great level, don't know why they quit making it.

But the most important part of my laser setup is the Laser Jamb laser pole. This tool makes the use of any laser MUCH more efficient. I got mine at mytoolstore.com. I purchased the L J-3PRO, one of the best tool investments I've ever made.

You could give Karl a call at mytoolstore 800-347-5096, when I got my Gizmo III, he actually stumbled across it on a shelf in the back, there was two of them. Maybe he still has the other one, this was a couple months ago though.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 09:31 AM   #8
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Lazer Mark XT

The Gizmo III was discontinued a yr and 1/2 ago for the Lazer Mark XT. The XT is awesome. It can be mounted on a tripod for floors and then the tripod can also be mounted on the pole for walls. As I mentioned it can tilt to do 45's. It also has a magnet on it so it can be placed on "I" beams.

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Unread 11-07-2008, 09:37 AM   #9
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The problem with the XT, is it doesn't shoot a beam at a 90 to the cross beams, so it is not very useful for laying out floors.

If you just want a cross beam laser for walls, the XT is an excellent choice.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 07:33 PM   #10
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I currently use the Gizmo III with the jamb pole as well. Very good laser but not all that powerful for some applications.

If I was going to get a new one this is one I would definitely consider.

Very powerful at a good price.


http://www.leica-geosystems.com/corp.../lgs_66962.htm

Try this link. sorry I didn't check the other one before posting.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 07:36 PM   #11
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You're right Scott, in very bright light, it is hard to see on floors. No problems in showers though. Very good accuracy as well IMO.

Your link is broke.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:02 PM   #12
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My choice is the same as CX's with the PLS 180. It has a much wider arc chaulk line onna wall than the CST model mentioned. The "180" refers to displaying a line in a 180 degree arc, but it's really a bit more than that.....which is really helpful when I'm setting cabinets in a kitchen. I'd advise getting a pole as well.


Hey, anyone want a rotary laser I got years ago that you have to manually level? I'll make a purdy good deal on it. Come on....who'll give me 75 for it?
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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:08 PM   #13
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anyone got a link to a laser that will make my tile look straight? I think my laser's busted.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 08:33 PM   #14
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I'll give you a pretty good deal on my current PLS machine, Gary. Just finished a 5x5 shower tiled to a 9-foot ceiling and my laser made alla grout joints look really straight and level and plumb.

I'm sure it would work as well for you.
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Unread 11-07-2008, 09:25 PM   #15
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I think this is the one that I have:

http://www.us.hilti.com/holus/module...-21596&fview=1
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