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#31400 - 11/22/03 05:08 AM Laser tools
derater Offline

Registered: 03/30/02
Posts: 182
Anyone using any of the laser driven measuring/level/plumb units?Comments?Would they be of value for resi ceilings?

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#31401 - 11/22/03 05:47 AM Re: Laser tools
iwire Offline

Registered: 01/05/03
Posts: 4343
Loc: North Attleboro, MA USA
The company I work for owns a few different kinds and I own a small rotary one.

The more you use them the more uses you find for them.
Bob Badger
Construction & Maintenance Electrician

#31402 - 11/22/03 07:20 AM Re: Laser tools
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
I've got a little torpedo level that shoots 3 directions. It's become invaluable. Like iwire said, they become more useful the more you use them.
(Keep an eye on these. They seem to be a magnet for thieves. This is the 3rd one I've bought)...S

#31403 - 11/22/03 03:08 PM Re: Laser tools
russ m Offline

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 165
Loc: Burbank,IL,USA
I've used the the ones that shoot vertical up and down, plus 90 degree horizontal lines. their great for laying fixture marks on the floor and transposing the marks to the ceiling. The rotating ones are good for getting conduit runs straight

#31404 - 11/22/03 04:32 PM Re: Laser tools
Electricmanscott Offline

Registered: 01/12/02
Posts: 1478
Loc: Holden, MA USA
I have one that shoots in a bunch of directions. I like to use it as a plumb bob and for mounting boxes in kitchens. I also have a laser chalk line that is use to line up recessed lights.

#31405 - 11/23/03 07:59 AM Re: Laser tools
Jim M Offline

Registered: 08/10/01
Posts: 453
Loc: Chestertown, MD, USA
I have a 18" level that projects either a spot or a beam of light and the Black and Decker laser stud finder. It self levels so you just hang it on a pin and turn it on. The 18" level is also nice to beam where you think your conduit run needs to go. It will show if any obstructions are in the way.

Keep an eye on the stated accuracy, the new Laser-trac from Sears states 1/4" in 30 foot.

#31406 - 11/23/03 08:19 PM Re: Laser tools
Big Jim Offline

Registered: 07/18/03
Posts: 377
Loc: Denver, CO USA
I've got a small unit about the size of a tape measure. It has 2 push-pins that you just stick into a stud or drywall. It works kind of like an electronic chalk line and is handy for lines at angles like a stairway or vaulted ceiling.

#31407 - 11/24/03 05:27 AM Re: Laser tools
GEO Offline

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 50
Loc: Lancaster,Pa
models please thanks!


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