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Old 10-23-2017, 07:23 PM   #21
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


I don't use one on a regular basis. Like all tools, I use what is needed. I use lasers to keep long runs of conduits and lighting straight, lay out can lights on the floor and transfer the locations to the ceiling, and keep receptacles in kitchen and baths level with each other so backsplash tiles don't make it obvious the floor isn't level.
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Old 10-23-2017, 07:24 PM   #22
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


We use a laser at least a few times a month. When setting the boxes in a backsplash I will use the laser to make sure they all end up the same in the tile. I will set cabinets with it or at least use it to find out how flat the floor is. Shooting locations for fixtures from the floor to the desired ceiling location is much easier with a laser. We also install custom graphic murals and use a laser for setting the leading edges plumb as we go.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


How are you using a laser to identify low spots on the floor?

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I'd use it all the time. Tile walls for certain. Cabinets too. Chair rail all day.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


I loaned my laser level to a friend, and it came back broken. That was about a month ago, and I have only missed not it having twice.
I mostly used it while installing cabinets. Ive got a drop ceiling to do in a month, so I think I should replace it soon.

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How are you using a laser to identify low spots on the floor?

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Set it up as a reference point and take several measurements along the walls the cabs will be installed.
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all the time and for everything....the stabila only pulls to 12'-6" I think and man is it heavy. I have 2 older lasers but they aren't self leveling.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


Probably seemed like a stupid question... just thought maybe you guys had figured out something I overlooked.

I have a red PLS 180 and find it to be a great tool. Its comes in handy for all sorts of tasks.

Setting tile courses on the wall, aligning schluter trim on outside corners, setting doors, setting windows, shimming multiple window sills to all match, setting head trim in an addition, plumbing walls, leveling first row of a garage door, laying out garage door track, setting control marks for pouring a basement slab, running water line straight, hanging a 3-panel painting on the wall, laying out receptacles/ switches. Great replacement for a string line in many situations

It comes in handy nearly every day



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Would use at least once a week for setting cabinets. Would probably find many more uses for it since it is small and easy to set up.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


I don't really know the answer to either question, because I don't currently own a laser.

I've used large grade-shooting lasers when I was doing underground utilities, and I've used lasers for siding as well, which was very handy.

But I'm sure I'd figure out real quick all the places I'd use this one.




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I would use it everyday doing my bathroom tile remodels.
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Twice a week .
Setting cabinets and instal windows


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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


This is a tool I use every day! I use it to plumb walls and set siding. I set cabinets and doors with it. It is one of my most useful tools. I have been eyeing that green one for a while now!!!
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Set electrical outlets.

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


A couple of times a week. Setting cabinets, tile, flooring, drop ceilings.

Much quicker and more accurate than a level and a chalk line.
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I would use it at least a couple times a week.

Tile work, windows & doors, checking floors, cabinets, lining up electrical outlets etc.
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If there is a way to attach to the fascia to get a pitch I'd use it every time we do half round gutters instead of 4' level or a chalk line


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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


I have one and use it daily. Small enough for the toolbag, use it mostly for doing ceiling layout.

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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


I would use to find the straightest path from couch to fridge.

Also tile layout, door jambs, ceiling lighting, picture hanging on long walls, cabinet installs, etc. It's even a fun way to find center point over a mantel while the client is observing.
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Re: GIVEAWAY: Pacific Laser Systems PLS 180 Cross Line Laser


id use it everyday, I do alot of work with finished stamped and stained concrete floors. It be nice to layout interior walls so not to use chalk lines. Also with tile flooring. Squaring foundations, making sure shingles stay straight, siding, masonry, man how do I not have one in my toolbox already.

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