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    Rotary laser level
    I'm looking at buying one.
    any reccommendations?
    Ideally something I could use for interior exterior would be good
    Would like to use it for a range of construction things, horizontal line, drainage slopes, concrete levels, cabinet hanging, ceiling hanging, etc etc

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    I use a Lufkin LaserPro LR502 which I have found to be excellent. I've had it for about 3 years and from memory it cost around $600.

    If I was to buy another one, I would probably buy a self levelling one as it does take some time to get it right

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    Or go the $10 water level. As accurate as a laser level (more accurate than some) and much cheaper ... but not as quick to use (once setup).

    If you are going to depend on a laser level, then do as Namtrak suggests and get a very good quality self leveling one - there is nothing worse than using a crappy laser level and assuming everything is level only to find out down the track that the levels are all over the place.
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    Hilti PR 25, best laser I could find.

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    was just looking at one at a plaster supply store . what they did have was new green light as aposed to red, the differance was amazing. if you have ever used a laser in a very light area and found it hard to pick up the beam, then imagine this the green beam could be seen out the shop window on the side of a van in the car park-on a bright day!!
    anyway was extra $500 well woth it I thought.

    A1 lasers in keysbourgh is pretty good. Advice ect.., and have a special on once a year to recalobrate

    good luck and let us all know what you got.

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    I have seen green laser one, it was almost twice the price of the red laser one. I don't think I could justify that... I do like the idea of the hilti. Its is similar to a Pacific Laser Systems one I was looking at.

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    This is the one I decided to go with
    http://www.coastaltool.com/a/ab/pls/hvr505.htm

    when it arrives I'll let you know how it goes.....

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    looks good wouldn`t mind one myself
    what did the final price end up after conversion (I take it that its a US web site) and postage -insurance? did you try to find out if it can be serviced here in OZ?
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    what did the final price end up after conversion (I take it that its a US web site) and postage -insurance? did you try to find out if it can be serviced here in OZ?
    Postage was $100US I have things shipped to a friends house and then he posts them on for me. As I still have a few US $, conversion wasn't an issue for me.
    Yes they are supported in Australia with dealers (Position Partners) in Dandenong and Epping. I did call them They said they can calibrate, but wouldn't cover any warrenty work. (understandably so, and I would not expect them to) They do sell this unit in Australia. I will buy a staff and tripod off them though as they are a bit big to post and the staffs for the US market are in inches.


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