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Old 01-21-2011, 05:22 PM
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Recommendations for a laser level\transit

Does anyone have any recommendations for a new laser looking for something that auto levels and will auto calculate slope. I will be using it mainly for drainage and grading off areas for landscaping and stone work. Looking to spend under $1000 if possible.

I found a spectra LL 500 on craigslist does anyone know anything about this model?
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:13 PM
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I have a Spectre. It has manual slope on one axis.

http://www.fltgeosystems.com/lasers/...iver-spyll100/

You will not get a quality single grade laser for 1000 dollars new.

http://www.fltgeosystems.com/lasers/...batt-spyll500/
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:21 PM
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a new laser looking for something that auto levels and will auto calculate slope. I will be using it mainly for drainage and grading off areas for landscaping and stone work. Looking to spend under $1000 if possible.

I found a spectra LL 500 on craigslist does anyone know anything about this model?
Forget the auto slope..... calc. your own per ft. by a Spectra Physics rotary head and a PLS 180 for exact 90's for layout.........and your done.
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Old 01-21-2011, 10:55 PM
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Sorry Mike, I did mean to say PLS 90..............take a look at the PLS 360 . Very accurate laser that will last you you wont have a band of indians fumbling with it. These lasers are very accurate. We use the PLS 90 many tasks instead of the old a2+b2=c2 ............
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Old 01-22-2011, 01:26 AM
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we hae about 8 topcon rlh3a's they are the best you can buy in my opinnion or even the rlh3c forget about the slope by a lenker rod so that you work off a known benchmark and can do any grade from that with in 10 ft vertical. then do the math for slop and you can't go wrong.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:50 AM
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Those PLS lasers are made in China aren't they?

The Spectre I linked is only 500 dollars, has a 3 year warranty (includes damage from dropping) with a 1000 foot range.
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Those PLS lasers are made in China aren't they?

The Spectre I linked is only 500 dollars, has a 3 year warranty (includes damage from dropping) with a 1000 foot range.
So is the Macbook Pro that I'm replying to this tread from. That is a mute point in the 21st century....for many hi tech electrical devices.

Yes you are correct that Spectre is fairly priced..... as rotary head construction laser and a quality product at that.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:28 PM
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I use two PLS lasers for work and have no complaints, they are good quality and easy to use, dont know the model of the top of my head right now...
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:30 PM
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There is deals to be had on ebay and craigslist also. I just got a topcon with rl-h3c with the ls-70c for under 200$. The best part is that it looks brand new with no scratches and it even has the paperwork that came with it.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:09 PM
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So is the Macbook Pro that I'm replying to this tread from. That is a mute point in the 21st century....for many hi tech electrical devices.

Yes you are correct that Spectre is fairly priced..... as rotary head construction laser and a quality product at that.
Yeah the Spectre I have was made in Taiwan.
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