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Old 02-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #1
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What Brand Rotary Laser Level


I am looking to purchase a reliable rotary laser level. Wondering what brands most people have had the greatest success with. Mostly for use indoors but would like the option to use it on exterior work as well.
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Old 02-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #2
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I have the Dewalt manual laser..Its ok for me.

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What do you want it for? Inside/outside etc

I still have a Spectra LL500 & a PLS180.

Read here:

http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/ro...-level-103685/

http://www.contractortalk.com/f40/be...r-level-78125/

http://contractortalk.devel.escalate...ad.php?t=89719

http://contractortalk.devel.escalate...ad.php?t=66725
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the links. I did a search but it only resulted in an inexperienced guy asking how to use a rotary level fro foundations....wonder why these didn't come up.

Would primarily be used indoors for trim and cabinetry. Would like the option to use it outdoors for some site works and foundations. Vertical and horizontal beam would be preferred.

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PLS 180 look like it may do the trick for most of my needs. MIght give that one a try. Has it been reliable for you?

But only +/- 1/8" accuracy in 30'? Maybe not the one for me..hum???

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PLS 180 look like it may do the trick for most of my needs. Gonna give that one a try. Has it been reliable for you?
PLS180 has been a good tool.
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PLS makes some excellent lasers, and a lot of people on here are very satisfied with them. I have a Hilti line laser and a Bosch rotary. The Hilti seems especially durable. For what you do I would stick with a line laser like the PLS 180. Rotary lasers are more for exterior work or dropped ceilings, etc. Not that you can't use a rotary, but for trim and cabinets a line laser is more convenient, and I find the line less bothersome on the eyes.
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Gll3-8o Bosch. Such an awesome laser.

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Picked up the PLS 180 with laser detector. So far so good. Going to prove VERY useful! Thanks! Also bought a Lieca Disto D8. What a great tool.
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I got the SP laser with the case holds the legs and head together. It can also be used indoors as a line level. It on the job so I don't have the model number right now, but will on monday.
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PLS 180 look like it may do the trick for most of my needs. MIght give that one a try. Has it been reliable for you?

But only +/- 1/8" accuracy in 30'? Maybe not the one for me..hum???
The +/- 1/8" seems crazy. I have a Ryobi in my truck that has a 1/16" in 100'. I used to use a PLS 2 for shower doors that I loved, it has a 1/8" in 30' as well, but it was dead on. I am wondering how they actually measure the accuracy.

Any suggestions for a 150.00 range level?
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The +/- 1/8" seems crazy. I have a Ryobi in my truck that has a 1/16" in 100'. I used to use a PLS 2 for shower doors that I loved, it has a 1/8" in 30' as well, but it was dead on. I am wondering how they actually measure the accuracy.

Any suggestions for a 150.00 range level?
For what I am doing presently the +/- 1/8" in 30' is ok but if I have to do anything longer on a regular basis I would pick up a rotary laser. I only have experience with this level so can't offer you and advise on the sub $150.00 range but will mention the size and ease of set up make the PLS 180 very easy to use. No regrets.
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Check out this little write up from tools of the trade:
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Just got the mag on sat.
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for interior use (cabinets, crown, drop ceiling, etc) i use the laserjamb system by fastcap. accurate, easy, nice features. good company to do business with.
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I lIke thIs one
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Check out this little write up from tools of the trade:
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Awesome link. Just what I needed. I think I will go for the Bosche 40 tonight. I have my Ryobi , but it is too big to use in tight places. An 1/8 inch wide line is a bit too wide for any real accuracy as well. Oh, and it's a Ryobi.

I sure hope whomever has my PLS 2 is enjoying it as much as I did.
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Greg Di did a good piece recently for ToTT, as has been linked.

Here are a couple other pieces I've done on the subject over the past few years...http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...icleID=1544921

http://www.deckmagazine.com/abstract/177.html
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