Laser leveler

Hi - Thinking of buying a B & D model BDL100S 'Bullseye Laser Level and Stud Finder'. Any advice would be appreciated! TIA Joe Arnold
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
In alt.home.repair

Pay cash.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

I asked for that one! LOL. Any advice on its quality, use, or caveats? Joe
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
snipped-for-privacy@wfeca.net says...

As with most tools, it depends on your application. Be certain it will do what you want it to.
--
Mark

The truth as I perceive it to be.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

I've had one for a year and been happy. Works great for what it does, but it's not the best level or the best stud finder. Saves time hanging pictures, shelves, etc. but it's not a transit laser if that's what you really need/want.
Jeff
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Thanks Jeff. Is it able to indicate a vertical line, or must I use a carpenter's square to do that, using the horizontal line as a reference? Joe

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

I don't know about that particular one, but some (those little yellow ones about the size of a tape measure) put out a dot in a direct line and then a vertical line down form there for doing "plumb".
The biggest issue I have with them is the small size. You are only leveling across a few inches. If you get something you can sit on a longer level you will get much more accuracy.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
PhotoMan wrote:

You would have to use a square also accuracy is poor at best I think the drop is +/- 1/4in per 20'. It cannott generate a vertical beam either. But on the otherhand it is cheap and has a big ad campaign. Personally I would either invest a few more bucks in the 3 way lazer level at the Home Depot. It is made by robo lazer. or save your money and use a line level a string and two nails. It will be just about as accurate and cost you only a couple bucks.
--
JSin
Lost Generation Custom Tattoo
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
In alt.home.repair

You lost me. Are you suggesting the laser line drops? I understand gravity bends light but 1/4" at 20' is ridiculous.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
wrote:

Brand recommendations?
...Jim Thompson
--
| James E.Thompson, P.E. | mens |
| Analog Innovations, Inc. | et |
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
I have a laser level. While I've used it as a regular level many times, I have yet to figure out exactly what to do with the laser portion of the level.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 8 Jan 2004 05:41:24 -0800, scott snipped-for-privacy@my-deja.com (Childfree Scott) wrote:

one thing it is handy for is installing ducting (or pipes). You have a starting point and across the other side of the room is the finishing point. Use the laser to run a line across and measure the offset or transition size needed. Put it on a rotary stand, and spin it around to give yo ua line for installing ceiling battens. G
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Related Threads

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.