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Old 06-17-2010, 08:44 PM
JakeKnows JakeKnows is offline
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Who makes a good transit (laser level Style)?

I do a lot of hardscaping and want to know what brands other scapers use and abuse. I currently use a David White scope style level and I need to upgrade to a laser level that is fairly problem free. All feed back is welcome, thanks in advance!
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Old 06-18-2010, 08:20 PM
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I have a CST Berger auto level. We dont use it everyday, but it has taken a fair amount of abuse over the years. To have a laser would be nice, but we get by without. With that said I would strongly consider their laser products when the time comes.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:35 PM
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CST/Berger and David White are made by the same company now. All of their optical instruments are Chinese junk. Their rotary lasers are assembled in the USA made mostly of parts from china but are relatively good units.
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Old 07-14-2010, 03:54 PM
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I have used over the years older commercial David White units made in Canada plus I have a CST/Berger cheapie now.
The CST is the best value per dollar expended - I really don't think you'll need a $2K laser transit and receiver like the commercial units. I think I paid just under $400 for the CST and the repair I needed (a bubble level leaked) cost me around $65 plus shipping/handling.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:05 PM
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This company has been a supplier to the engineering field for decades. This link may help you with your decsion.

http://www.engineersupply.com/Rotary...rior-Work.aspx
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:46 PM
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CST is the way to go!
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Old 07-21-2010, 09:07 PM
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Spectra Physics, but I think it is now Spectra Precision Laser
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