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Old 09-12-2006, 10:43 AM   #1
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Laser Level For Top Plates On Partition Walls?

Last year I upgraded from two plumb bobs and a chaulk line to a robotoolz rotalry laser level which has two lasers. The one is a self leveling and the other is a self plumbing.

I fell in love with the laser, you mark out the two end points of the bottom plate, fire it up and it gives you a rotary plumb line for you to use to attach the top plate.

I want to get another laser for the crew to do layout, however this laser is about $400. I already have a good rotary laser for them to check level so I was wondering what other people are using to do laser lines for layout of top and bottom plates?
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Old 11-11-2006, 11:25 PM   #2
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Re: Laser Level For Top Plates On Partition Walls?

I use the PLS5x ($400).

It shoots a "laser point" in five directions and is self leveling. Using it instead of a plumb bob is great. Unfortunately, using it to layout 90 degree angles is a little tedious, but it is very accurate (1/8" off at 100'). Luckily, in October PLS came out with a self leveling, laser square (PLS90E) that will do the same job by projecting two "laser lines" on the ground at 90 degrees (1/8" off at 100') for about $400.

If you don't need that kind of accuracy, Stanley makes a similar product with an accuracy of 1/4" off at 60' for about $120.



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Old 11-12-2006, 07:59 AM   #3
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Re: Laser Level For Top Plates On Partition Walls?

Man, am I behind the times! I do use a rotary laser for site levels, but we frame the old fashioned way...I need to learn some new technology, for sure.
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I've only used a laser level on items that my plate level can't reach (12').
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