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post #1 of 5 Old 06-21-2012, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
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What Laser Level?

Hi guys, my name is Michael. I am from Scotland and I am a 20 year old Apprentice Joiner in my 3rd year.

I really want to buy a Laser Level as they are so handy to have. Been using a work mates to fit a kitchen and it have saved so much time and it is dead accurate. I've also used it for making sure my partitions etc all perfectly plumb. His is a DeWalt.

I am wondering what is better though, I know that also Makita and Bosch do one but not too sure which one to go for, money isn't really an issue as I just get to pay my tools up weekly through my work so what are your guys thoughts?

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I've used them, and prefer a bubble level. Maybe I'm just a traditionalist. I would think that it's likely that the laser device could get bumped out of whack...maybe not.









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What is your need?

If you want to level a single cabinet, then like Cabinetman said use a bubble level.

If you want to throw a line across a wall then you need a laser level.

I think the options in the UK will be different than in the US which is my present abode.

I have a Sears laser which can throw a line across several walls. It uses a bubble to determine level.

I am fond of Bosch tools, I have several, so likely a Bosch laser may be decent. I have not looked.
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Well I do everything from roughing out to the finishings. Stud wall partitions, window fittings, kitchen fitting.

Thanks the comments so far. Much appreciate

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I like

The PS2 type. It throws a vertical and horizontal line or vert or horizontal. The thing about lasers as pointed out is that wherever you mount it, it must be solid and you need to mark your reference points on set-up and confirm that they are the same before making important decisions.
Otherwise, it is an invitation to your own personal twilight zone. Trust me on that one
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