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Discuss Lazer levels looking to retire the spirit level :) in the Tiling Tools Forum area at TilersForums.co.uk.

  1. Steve Griffiths

    Steve Griffiths Active Member

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    I have read through a load of old posts on the same subject so sorry to drag it up again but I have recently bought a dewalt https://www.screwfix.com/p/dewalt-dw088k-self-levelling-line-laser/38474
    and I was surprised how wide the line is and not that fussed on the red laszer, I had expected the beam to be a more thin and precice line?
    I have spotted this Bosch version too with a green lazer https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-0603..._rd_t=40701&psc=1&refRID=Z2EH4NY32BM065KXWMYR
    abd wondered if anyone has any experience of them?

    There seems to be a big step up in price from these to the models I have seen some of you guys recommend and I am very interested what the difference would be in jumping up to double or even quadruple the cost, are they really night and day better?

    Cheers
     
  2. 3_fall

    3_fall Administrator. Staff Member Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    SW London
    That’s a green colour Steve, not laser beam.
    You can’t buy a green laser for that money, they’re reassuringly expensive, even the cheap ones.

    The most popular seems to be the Dewalt 089g 3 bean green laser, superb piece of kit, a true ons stop laser.
     
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  3. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    You’ll never retire the spirit level in my opinion.

    That said, I’ve not used a laser that’s any more than a couple of hundred.

    As you’ve already mentioned, the laser line is too thick. Maybe I should look into a better laser. I don’t think I need to yet.
     
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  4. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    If you're going to buy one, get a good one. I haven’t set out without one for years. The levels are now mostly straight edges.
     
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  5. Steve Griffiths

    Steve Griffiths Active Member

    Location:
    Caerphilly

    How thin would the line be on a dewalt like that?
     
  6. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
    How much are we talking for a good laser level gents.

    And if anyone has a link for the OP that would be useful. I did have a quick search but there’s many similar lasers with slight variations in the ending digits
     
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  7. hmtiling

    hmtiling Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner

    Location:
    Isle of Wight
  8. Waluigi

    Waluigi Professional Tiler Top Contributor

    Location:
    UK
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  9. Steve Griffiths

    Steve Griffiths Active Member

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Only thing with that is I have gone all Makita for battery and charger simplicity, how thick would you say the line was on a wall etc and does it keep a consistant thickness over distance?
    I was hoping to find something that accepts AA etc batteries
     
  10. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I also have the green DeWalt laser above and it totally changed my tiling life. I've achieved things I would never acheive with just spirit levels. For a professional tiler with many years of work, I always try and invest in the best I can. The cheap lasers aren't accurate enough either.
    Using the laser this week I have been preparing a floor for underfloor heating and it was terrible, as much as 35mm out of level across a large room of over 30sqm. I've got the floor level to within 2mm. You can't do that with a spirit level
     
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  11. Localtiler

    Localtiler Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    The red DeWalt you have purchased is accurate to .3mm over a meter, so over a room of 8m you could be out by 2.5mm
     
  12. antonio

    antonio Trusted Advisor Professional Tiler JOTM Winner Top Contributor

    Location:
    italy
    the thinnest green I've seen is the bosch gll3 80 green.
    3 visibility settings.
    this is the difference between the bosch with the second light setting
    and one stabila, distant 50cm from the wall

    20180616_064707.jpg
     
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  13. Tom Astley

    Tom Astley Professional Tiler

    Location:
    Manchester
    What if you start from the middle? Then you possibly may be out by 1.25mm ........
     
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  14. pdc

    pdc Professional Tiler

    I'd be ecstatic if I was only out 2.5mm over 8m! :D
     
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  15. Steve Griffiths

    Steve Griffiths Active Member

    Location:
    Caerphilly
    Did you use the reciever and a staff to do that?
     
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