I am about to tile all of the walls in a c shaped room from floor to ceiling.
I am therefore in the market for a decent but good value laser level so I can mark the walls with a perfectly horizontal plumb line all the way round and also mark perfectly plumb vertical lines on each piece of wall.
I did use a screwfix one a few years ago, but felt it was rather flimsy. It went back to the shop for a refund.
NO! Even a cheap laser level is better than that. I only have a cheap
one bought from a shed many years ago when they were new to the DIY
market. In your case I would suggest looking for recommendations in
Amazon, which I usually find pretty reliable for tools.
I agree that a pencil and spirit level just does not cut the mustard.....
The screwfix laser level allowed me to mark a level line all around the room before it fell apart.....
And the laser level allowed me to mark up a vertical line once I found the midpoint of each wall.....
It was mounted on a tripod that was of flimsy construction.
You had to rotate the laser level around the tripod, trouble was that the tripod moved as you rotated the laser level around some laser light moved up or down.
No, but it gets around the problem of using a cheap laser to do the job
rather than paying an awful lot of money for professional grade
Another way I found to use it, when I used it to lay out my workshop,
was to make a target out of black rain down pipe, with some white paper
at the back end. The pipe keeps the light out, enabling the line to be
seen on the paper.
On Sunday 19 January 2014 11:47 The Medway Handyman wrote in uk.d-i-y:
That's probably true of most red line lasers. I set my guttering datum
line at dusk.
Rotating is better (bright spot) and green is (usually) better, but more
expensive. Then you can get ones with detectors that work even if you
cannot see the laser!
The latter one might be very suitable for your type of work - at least
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I agree, brilliantly simple to use and in my case very accurate. Try
this simple test.
Mark an horizontal line around even a small room with a pencil and
level. Note how far out it is where the lines meet.
Now try it with a laser level marking at the end of its scanned line.
Mine met up with no discernible error.
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