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Offline BJM9818

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Looking for a rotary laser
« on: September 07, 2017, 08:08 PM »
I just started a kitchen remodel job where the customer added installing crown in the living room.  Kicker is the room is 35x28 with a ~13' ceiling. Historic huge 1880's home converted to condos in the '80's.  Two piece and I have some 12' high window trims I need to plan around.

A rotary laser is going to be a must I think and plenty of room in the budget for one.    I have two hilti three axis line lasers but never purchased a rotary.

Any good suggestions?  I will also be using this for outdoor site work at some point. Im reading green is the new IN color. Is it worth the extra money?  I have purchased enough Hilti hammer drills, jackhammers and concrete anchoring products to know they make good stuff just not sure I want to drop $1600 on this.

Anybody have opinions on other companies?  The new dewalt looks cool just not sure I want to buy one of their first production runs.

Thanks.

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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 09:02 PM »
Stabila off road
Great laser
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 11:16 PM »
DeWalt has been selling rotary lasers for a few years now, so they have some history with them.

I have a Bosch myself and it works OK for my needs. It's a red laser and I don't use it outside.
Has a remote control and target and came in a blow-molded case in which everything snaps into
its storage space and it travels well. I've had it about 4 years now and don't use it too often, maybe
once a month on average. It's still working like new but then it is basically new since it has not been
used that much.
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Offline rst

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 07:00 AM »
I've had PLS lasers since they came out and they work great.  I mostly use mine for installing automatic sliding door entrances.  Also have the Bosch GL3 and like it a lot, nice thing about the Bosch is that you can lock the vertical line for displaying angles.

Offline ProCarpenterRVA

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2017, 06:59 AM »
DEWALT DW088LG 12V Cross Line Laser, Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017LTFQXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vC3ZzbDDZTBVW

I have been using the Dewalt DW088G for a few months now running crown and its very nice to have a highly visible line that isn't red. I wouldn't use it to layout footing trenches or anything but for trim and cabinetry it's awesome. (It has a plumb line too.) That's the FastCap Third Hand Pole setup. Really easy to use and doesn't mark the ceiling.

FastCap 3rd Hand Support System 57-to-144-Inches, 2-pack #3HAND5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000067S12/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_QP3ZzbFZQT79E

« Last Edit: September 30, 2017, 07:05 AM by ProCarpenterRVA »

Offline bkharman

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Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2017, 02:18 PM »
I have a Stabila lax300g (for green) and love it. You can lock as well, plus plumb dots. The green is great indoors and it has been well used since I got it. Not rotary but solid. And the batteries seem to last forever.



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Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2017, 07:45 PM »
DEWALT DW088LG 12V Cross Line Laser, Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017LTFQXI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_vC3ZzbDDZTBVW

I have been using the Dewalt DW088G for a few months now running crown and its very nice to have a highly visible line that isn't red. I wouldn't use it to layout footing trenches or anything but for trim and cabinetry it's awesome. (It has a plumb line too.) That's the FastCap Third Hand Pole setup. Really easy to use and doesn't mark the ceiling.

FastCap 3rd Hand Support System 57-to-144-Inches, 2-pack #3HAND5 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000067S12/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_QP3ZzbFZQT79E

I will 2nd the fastcap laserjamb , great tool.


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Offline aloysius

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2017, 08:44 PM »
I'm also interested in others opinions on rotary lasers too.  Especially "grade" lasers that will work on adjustable measured drainage grades of about 1-5% for landscaping, guttering etc.

Had a BMI Topomat that was OK, using a digital grade measurement/display that was all too willing to shut down with a "tilt" warning.  Unfortunately, it was nicked:  very expensive to replace.  Thinking maybe a Hedue S3 might be more reliable?  Any comments or suggestions welcome.
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Offline Rip Van Winkle

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Re: Looking for a rotary laser
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2017, 09:11 PM »
One advantage to Hilti laser tools is that Hilti offers a calibration service, and the calibration service is free for the first two years. Also, the OP is located in Philadelphia, so there's a local Hilti shop to drop the laser off at if Hilti doesn't automatically come to the OPs work locations.