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Old 09-29-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Best Line Laser Level


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I currently own a rotating laser that I use for footings and decks, etc. It works great but it's difficult to set up to easily shoot a line to set cabinets, outlets, etc etc off of. I'm always fooling around with the tripod up and down and it seems overkill. I need recommendations on a line laser ( if that is indeed what i need and the terminology is correct) to shoot lines. Horizontal is a must and vertical would be nice. If it has a plumb bob feature that would be a major plus. Easy mounting on studs with possibly a camera tripod option. The market place seems like there are many options but if you could help me out it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: Best Line Laser Level


This is the one I have and I flippin' love it.

http://www.plslaser.com/line-lasers/pls180

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i have that one too Joe..it's super
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we have the 360, it gets used all the time for our icf foundations.. stick framing. siding elevations and setting deck ledgers.. only prob is its a little off and needs to be calibrated.. if that can be done
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I have a Hilti PML-32, I like it a lot.
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Look at PLS & Spectra for some quality products...
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PLS180 with detector is a nice laser.

To make the height adjustments out doors I use a very lightweight camera tripod that cranks up and down.

When inside I just stick the pls to the metal corner bead for outlets and cabinets.

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PLS180 with detector is a nice laser.

To make the height adjustments out doors I use a very lightweight camera tripod that cranks up and down.

When inside I just stick the pls to the metal corner bead for outlets and cabinets.

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I've been having trouble with my detector I reads a inch different? I will get 2 readings a inch apart from one another
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i remember you saying that..if you look close at the detector it seems impossible that could happen
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I remember you saying that.. If you look close at the detector it seems impossible that could happen.
Got it Jay..
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looks alright to me..
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I've been having trouble with my detector I reads a inch different? I will get 2 readings a inch apart from one another
PLS will calibrate it for you. never had a detector go bad but have had a couple lasers go bad. You check a laser just like a level. Shoot it to one wall 25' away then flip 180deg if the marks don't line up it needs recalibrated. The self leveling lasers have magnets in them that help keep the laser from flopping around uncontrollably when transporting the laser. They can shift over time and need to be recentered.

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I had that happen to me the other day with my reader but I just assumed it was because I was using at close range (under 10').
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I have a PLS 180 also, I use a 3rd hand extension pole with a piece of cloth on top then stick the laser to that. I tried the camera tri-pod but it was always an inch too low.
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Hilti PMC 46...works great, but the prism does not lock for transport.

http://www.hilti.ca/holca/page/modul...nodeId=-244652
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neither does the pls 180
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neither does the pls 180
Do any of them?

It concerned me a bit that it sounds like a can of spray paint when you shake it.
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don't know...pls claims it's not needed i think
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don't know...pls claims it's not needed i think
Yeah that's what I tell people when they ask about features my competition suggests.
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Do any of them?

It concerned me a bit that it sounds like a can of spray paint when you shake it.
My rotary laser does. Ironically it broke and have just been using the pls now.

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