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Old 04-30-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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400' Laser


Looking for something that will shoot a laser up to 400'. Doesn't have to have a level feature. I just want it for setting fence posts. It would be nice if it would mount on a tripod but even that isn't an absolute must have. Any ideas?
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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Re: 400' Laser


It sounds like you're looking for a laser range finder.

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you need a exterior laser, ck out bosch, dewalt, these are a whole lot easyer to see in that tx sun, miss lower greenville ave and deep elum!!!!!!!!!!!!!, frank talbots chille parlor on ceder creek,

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I think you will need a "Green Beam" for what you propose to do.

http://www.davidwhite.com/Laser_tools/483150G_1.html

I've never used one but as I understand they are more visible in daylight.

The one I refer to is capable of horizontal and vertical positioning.
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Are you trying to measure out to 400' or are you trying to use it for a straight line? I'm kind of confused
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i think he just needs a straight line..?
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I only want it for placement, no measurement capability needed. Basically, a replacement for piano wire.
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I just want it for setting fence posts........ Any ideas?
He wants to set fence posts, needs to layout a strait line.
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whatever,i'm sure you would need a detector?
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A Pipe laser would work great. Cost might be an issue though.
http://www.topconstore.com/content/t...ser-green-beam
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whatever,i'm sure you would need a detector?

If he works the fence third shift, any laser would be just fine.
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The S3 krypton has a 85+ mile range. Im sure you could see that in the daylight. Must be a way to mount it to a tripod.
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400 ft of piano wire gez how big is them texas pieano,s
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400 ft of piano wire gez how big is them texas pieano,s
It comes on spools of 1000' just for the purpose I mentioned. You can pull it so tight it will have neglibible sag even at 500 feet. Also, it isn't affected much by wind. But it's a tad dangerous and you don't dare leave it up unattended for fear of someone walking into it. Hell, it's hard to stay off of it even if you're the one who stretched it. (BTDT)

A string would work for my application if it weren't for the wind.
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Stick with the piano wire. The laser will just get obstructed with trees, leaves, legs, and leaning posts.
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Re: 400' Laser


Get a rotary laser with the laydown feature. You can tell if it has this if it has a threaded hole in the side for the tripod mount, same as on the bottom. Next set the laser so it is shooting a beam about a foot away from your fence line. Get a short rod and the laser detector and measure both ends, adjust the laser as needed so distance is the same at both ends of fence line.

This way posts are not in way of beam, you can measure with detector at any height since it is a rotary and the beam is everywhere in the verticle line. And since it is a rotary laser the ground does not have to be level and can have a hill on it as long as the laser is on top of the hill, the beam covers everything in its verticle range limit.
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I have a hilti laser with a tripod.

The tripod is nice mine is from 4' to like 7' or something. You can get one that goes up to 12' tall. Has some spikes u can sink into the dirt too.

I have the interior laser but u can get the green one with the finders.

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