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BYP

Gas Engineer
I’m considering investing in a laser level. I’m thinking it could come in useful and possibly save time for pipe layouts and boiler installs. At the moment I just use a spirit level. Anyone here using them and which do you recommend?

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Gasmk1

Gas Engineer
Advent Win
the lad i work with uses one and swears by it, he is very neat with his installs. no need for pencil lines or the level moving
 

ShaunCorbs

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Plumber
Gas Engineer
Yep I use one hilti but heard good reviews about the Dewalt 3 green laser one
 
Been wandering this myself, will be watching this thread with interest, especially if anyone has any recommendations of which ones to go for.
 

shyguy2005

Gas Engineer
Bought myself a dewalt green laser one about 9 months ago.... used it handful of times just on long pipe runs.

Find fitting rads etc just easier with s.level.
 

SimonG

Plumber
Advent Win
Do a lot of bathrooms so would be good for them. What does a decent one set you back?
 

Best

Esteemed
Plumber
I use laser level sometimes for installing radiators.
Saves putting pencil marks all over painted walls.
Very useful for instant level line around any room.
I was able to check the height of original fixed rad pipes just using laser to confirm one was short. A normal level couldn’t have done that.
Probably pay around £100 for reasonable laser.
 
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Excellent tool. Just be aware the green lasers are easier to see and generally have a longer range than the red lasers, but can be around double the price..
 

ShaunCorbs

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Murdoch

Res.Electrician
I've had one of these for years:

Dewalt DW088K | CROSS LINE LASER

And I also bought a pole / tripod to use with it ... can't imagine not having one now.

As some have said, the latest "green" lasers are easier to see in bright light - so if I was buying now that would be my choice.
 
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BYP

Gas Engineer
Thanks for the input lads, I have purchased one and it’s due to arrive tomorrow.
 

Deleted member 96286

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Plumber
I have the Dewalt laser and a tripod but only used it twice. I felt it was too much faffing about setting it up when a level and/or a baton does me quicker. The new Dewalt range with the green laser is much easier to see than the red version I have.
 
Too late now but forgot to mention that a plumb point feature is really useful.
Had to put in a zillion downlights and found that setting them out on the floor then using the plumb point was easy peasy. Not so useful for you plumbers though...
 
just bought the dewalt dw088cg green laser, utter brilliance, the sparks on site just switched to as well it from standard red laser
 
All the tool fiends I know seem to swear by Imex, they make some good tools.

Leica make some good ones too, I have a red cross hair laser from them that's prob 3 - 4 years old. I think the new green ones are brighter.

Handy bits of kit, not much use in bright sunlight obviously.
 
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