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Topic Title: Off topic again, laser levels
Topic Summary: Any recommendations?
Created On: 04 September 2013 08:17 PM
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 04 September 2013 08:17 PM
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Grumpy

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Following on from previous post finally plumped for a Dewalt 18v impact driver. Thanks for all your input.
Being a bit old school I've used a water level in the past with some success but they can be a bit irritating - bubbles, sidekick puts his end down without cap and water runs out etc - so I wondered about laser levels. Are they any cop? Are they accurate enough? Immediate need is a loft conversion and I have to get three padstones vaguely on a level. I can also try to justify the expense for lining up kitchen sockets . . . . . blah blah! Or should I stick with the Egyptian water level (don't forget that they built the pyramids with boning rods, no theodolites then eh?).
Would appreciate your experiences.
Thanks.
 04 September 2013 08:31 PM
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peteTLM

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PLS180 all the way. sockets, dado trunking, suspended lights, containment etc

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 04 September 2013 08:51 PM
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perspicacious

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" so I wondered about laser levels. Are they any cop? Are they accurate enough?"

You just need to remember that a water level will follow the Earth's curvature and a laser level puts out a straight line

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BOD
 04 September 2013 08:55 PM
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Grumpy

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Originally posted by: perspicacious

" so I wondered about laser levels. Are they any cop? Are they accurate enough?"



You just need to remember that a water level will follow the Earth's curvature and a laser level puts out a straight line

Yeah. Fortunately the lofts and kitchens I do aren't that big!

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 04 September 2013 08:58 PM
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Grumpy

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Originally posted by: peteTLM

PLS180 all the way. sockets, dado trunking, suspended lights, containment etc


Thanks Pete. Any particular reason?
 04 September 2013 09:16 PM
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peteTLM

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Its the size of a 2 pole main switch. Magnetic or hole fixing on the mounting bracket. Self levels instantly.
will do horizontal or vertical 'loops' around the building. Put it in the corner of a room and it will do 360' all around.
Will go 15m+ across a warehouse in lowish light or from memory 8m in daylight.

Comes with lots of padding and a case

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 04 September 2013 09:26 PM
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kirchoffs

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I've had the Dwalt DW087K self levling, with an amazingly strong magnet. I've had no problems so far (about three years old now).

Edited: 04 September 2013 at 09:42 PM by kirchoffs
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