Shooting Elevations Solo, Which Laser?

 
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:52 PM   #1
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Shooting Elevations Solo, Which Laser?


What laser do you guys recommend for working alone when shooting your post heights, etc? I am used to a two-man approach with the transit and story pole.
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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Re: Shooting Elevations Solo, Which Laser?


Mine is a Topcon RL-VH3C great tool for many things. It has a visible beam and comes with a receiver for out door situations when you can't see the beam. What ever you do, get one that is self leveling.

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HI buildenterprise the name of the level defeats me at the moment but the one I've used has a tone it beep's get it level and it is the one tone. If you struggle l can get a name for you but not now I'am 7hours ahead of you.
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Re: Shooting Elevations Solo, Which Laser?


A commercial cabinet installer I know has the DeWalt and loves it. I think it runs about $500 new. It takes 4 D batteries and it's self leveling. If your just shooting posts or anything else under 100', that would be a good choice.

If you might need to shoot over that distance, get a Topcon.
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Mine is a Topcon RL-VH3C great tool for many things. It has a visible beam and comes with a receiver for out door situations when you can't see the beam. What ever you do, get one that is self leveling.
I second this laser, Topcon RL-VH3C & self leveling. I use it to shoot footing elevations on my current project. Found my highest one & then measured how much lower the rest were. Cut all my posts to length & notched them for the beam, didn't check level until I was done installing the beams & it's dead nuts on.
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