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I was wondering,, is it possible to square up walls with a rotary laser? I think of a rotary laser more to find level and plumb.
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Thats what I thought, thanks.
You can however do it with the small auto lasers. I use mine to square up balloon framed gable walls all the time.
I've been thinking about getting a laser square. Bosch makes one that's smaller than a speed square and seems like it could be useful for things like that. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002YDMGT4
That speed square laser is not accurate enough to square a large wall. The specs say plus or minus 1/2" in 30'
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I kind of had that suspicion and hadn't looked into it enough to find that out, thanks for doing my homework for me. For the price of that thing, if it was super useful it would be a no brainer to buy it, but it seems too cheap for it to actually be any good, so I have just had it sitting in my amazon wishlist for a month or so.
While I am sure that works fine, A simple Bosch GPL5 will do the same thing at a drastically reduced price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bosch-5-Poi...109?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8550f765
I have found my speed square laser(Bosch from Home Depot) to shoot the laser VERY square. I think the accuracy rating is more about the vials...so if your not using it to shoot something level or plumb, but rather just looking for square, its pretty darn good. I checked my with with the 6, 8, 10 and it came up on the money. I didn't bother checking it out further with 9,16,25

I use it to lay out coffer ceilings.

Although, if your wall is level, if you then put the rotatory laser on the side to shoot plumb, that would also square you up....
That speed square laser is not accurate enough to square a large wall. The specs say plus or minus 1/2" in 30'
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I'm sure you would figure out pretty quickly that your numbers are off, but just for the benefit of anyone else who may not realize....9/16/25 won't be square.

Unless *I* figured wrong...I could have.
I have found my speed square laser(Bosch from Home Depot) to shoot the laser VERY square. I think the accuracy rating is more about the vials...so if your not using it to shoot something level or plumb, but rather just looking for square, its pretty darn good. I checked my with with the 6, 8, 10 and it came up on the money. I didn't bother checking it out further with 9,16,25
I use it to lay out coffer ceilings.

Although, if your wall is level, if you then put the rotatory laser on the side to shoot plumb, that would also square you up....
Maybe that's a date?
9/16/25 won't be square.

Unless *I* figured wrong...I could have.
Sorry, I meant 9, 12, 15
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I'm sure you would figure out pretty quickly that your numbers are off, but just for the benefit of anyone else who may not realize....9/16/25 won't be square.

Unless *I* figured wrong...I could have.
You can with this one http://www.stabila.com/main.taf?p=1,2,1,10

We have used the PLS90e since 2007 and love it. I am going to send it in to have it checked, but this is invaluable for layout
I was wondering,, is it possible to square up walls with a rotary laser? I think of a rotary laser more to find level and plumb.
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I usually use my construction calculator to figure squares. Instead of variations of 3,4,5, I just measure out to the farthest point of each leg and use rise, run, diag.
Sorry, I meant 9, 12, 15
I have done that as well, but sometimes I don't feel like getting the calc from the truck.
I usually use my construction calculator to figure squares. Instead of variations of 3,4,5, I just measure out to the farthest point of each leg and use rise, run, diag.
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That's what I do

I usually use my construction calculator to figure squares. Instead of variations of 3,4,5, I just measure out to the farthest point of each leg and use rise, run, diag.
I have done that as well, but sometimes I don't feel like getting the calc from the truck.
That's why I have the app. I also have a calc in the truck and in the trailer
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I use the phone app as well.
I'll use multiples of these:

3,4,5
5,12,13
8,15,17
20,21,29

Sometimes the 3,4,5 isn't convenient.
I have the PLS 90 and agree it is the best.

I sent my original pls hand held in for service and they dont do that. But they offered me a new pls 180 for $180. I said deal.
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