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Old 05-25-2014, 10:51 PM   #21
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I have a hilti and a bosch.
pls are junk, they have no pendulum lock and bang around.
I have a Hilti and a PLS, neither have a lock.
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Old 05-25-2014, 10:56 PM   #22
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I have a Hilti and a PLS, neither have a lock.
my pml32 has a lock
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I have a Hilti and a PLS, neither have a lock.
I have wished or a lock on my hilti, but its never caused me any problems.
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I have the Bosch, I read the on line reviews about it because I was curious and a few people say it is not correct, 1 guy even states he got a replacement and it is still not correct. I am wondering if he actually unlocked it? I have not noticed that mine was off, so wondering what he is talking about.

Those reviews sometimes I take with a grain of salt, because some complain either because they dont know how to use the tool or expect it to do something it wasnt designed for.
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I have the Bosch, I read the on line reviews about it because I was curious and a few people say it is not correct, 1 guy even states he got a replacement and it is still not correct. I am wondering if he actually unlocked it? I have not noticed that mine was off, so wondering what he is talking about.

Those reviews sometimes I take with a grain of salt, because some complain either because they dont know how to use the tool or expect it to do something it wasnt designed for.
When I first got my Bosch GLL2 I checked it with my LB-9 and I know the LB is dead on .The Rotor laser followed the Bosch line perfectly.Years ago when I bought the Laser Beacon 9 I paid 3400.00 for it and less than 200.00 for the Bosch a year ago. Lasers sure come a long way.
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I just picked up the Bosch gll2. $150 new. Seemed like a good deal. Now to see how much use it gets.
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I just picked up the Bosch gll2. $150 new. Seemed like a good deal. Now to see how much use it gets.
If you notice the pouch that holds it has a belt loop on it. Your 4' level does not. My laser distance meter also has a belt loop on it and my 16' tape has a belt clip. But not my 100' tape. Times are changing.I am 71 YO and I am changing with it. I think you will be getting your money out of it.As a matter of fact if anything happens to it you will run out and buy another one.
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If you notice the pouch that holds it has a belt loop on it. Your 4' level does not. My laser distance meter also has a belt loop on it and my 16' tape has a belt clip. But not my 100' tape. Times are changing.I am 71 YO and I am changing with it. I think you will be getting your money out of it.As a matter of fact if anything happens to it you will run out and buy another one.
the wife was asking about my spending [small business] up until the day i used the laser to throw up shelving in my daughters room, with the combination of the laser level, distance measurer and makita cordless gear, shelves were up in no time. sure enough she understands the power and value of such tools now.

we are doing a bit of concreting at the moment and it has been great for setting up a fall for water runofff. just wished it had the detector for day use, as i have to use it on dusk to see the line outside.

i am looking to upgrade again as i have had the lufkin for a few uears now. probably look into the bosch or dewalt.
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If you notice the pouch that holds it has a belt loop on it. Your 4' level does not. My laser distance meter also has a belt loop on it and my 16' tape has a belt clip. But not my 100' tape. Times are changing.I am 71 YO and I am changing with it. I think you will be getting your money out of it.As a matter of fact if anything happens to it you will run out and buy another one.
Same thing applies if the batteries die. I have coined a term for that.

"Laser lazy" is the inability to do tasks without the laser. How did we ever manage without them?
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Same thing applies if the batteries die. I have coined a term for that.

"Laser lazy" is the inability to do tasks without the laser. How did we ever manage without them?
Out of all the tools I used when I first started many have gotten better but the fundamental concept hasn't changed. Lasers are one tool that I didn't have at the start but couldn't live without now.
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I just picked up the Bosch gll2. $150 new. Seemed like a good deal. Now to see how much use it gets.
Is it the GLL2-50? If so that's a great deal. I think I just paid almost $200 for one this winter.

I love the cross line for interior work. I use it all the time with a third-hand pole.

Line lasers are handy for a lot of little stuff that you might not think of at first. I can mark inside cabinets for adding shelf pin holes or drawer glides by just making one mark and holding it up inside the cab to mark the rest of it. I've used it very successfully to mark longer taper cuts on finished material without having to dig out my 6' level or a longer straightedge.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I can totally piss off my helper from two rooms away with it. Just wait until he paints a room and then say "what the hell is that spot on the wall in there!?" and hold a scrap with a hole in it up to the laser so you can shoot a small dot into the other room.
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the wife was asking about my spending [small business] up until the day i used the laser to throw up shelving in my daughters room, with the combination of the laser level, distance measurer and makita cordless gear, shelves were up in no time. sure enough she understands the power and value of such tools now.

we are doing a bit of concreting at the moment and it has been great for setting up a fall for water runofff. just wished it had the detector for day use, as i have to use it on dusk to see the line outside.

i am looking to upgrade again as i have had the lufkin for a few uears now. probably look into the bosch or dewalt.
If you want to use a detector Look for one with pulse to activate the reciever
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PLS 4 and i use it for countless things.
setting doors.
framing walls.
setting headers
soffits
suspended ceilings
cabinets
layout
patios
flooring
and on and on.
a tripod is not necessary but it helps.
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If you want to use a detector Look for one with pulse to activate the reciever
i have a pls 4, it has a detector and works great.
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we are doing a bit of concreting at the moment and it has been great for setting up a fall for water runofff. just wished it had the detector for day use, as i have to use it on dusk to see the line outside.

i am looking to upgrade again as i have had the lufkin for a few uears now. probably look into the bosch or dewalt.
Is that the lufkin crossline laser? I have one really good indoors but trying to track down a detector has been a mare, thinking of buying a bosch rotary set up instead and just using the lufkin for indoor jobs
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I find the camera tripods awkward, the fastcap 3rd hands are alot better to use.
Depends on what your doing and how you do it.
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Depends on what your doing and how you do it.
Im usually marking out long runs for conduit and cable tray on the ceiling or high up on walls. I could see a camera tripod with a crank adjust being usefull for installing cabinets or something though.
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Is that the lufkin crossline laser? I have one really good indoors but trying to track down a detector has been a mare, thinking of buying a bosch rotary set up instead and just using the lufkin for indoor jobs
yep, its a lufkin, but i am looking to get a 4v/4h laser next that will make leveling kitchen kicks easier. the mounting on the lufkin is a bit fragile

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