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Old 03-16-2013, 07:04 AM
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Rotary laser Vs Transit

Posted via Mobile Device I was going to start a thread in regards to rotary lasers vs transit this may be an area that can help us out... Does anyone use transits? I understand the accuracy is a lot more precise with transits and I like the ability to quickly check elevations... But I really tend to just set grade stakes and line it all out anyways... What is everyone's experience?
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Old 03-16-2013, 07:51 AM
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Rotary laser Vs Transit

A regular transit requires two people. Get a laser.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:45 PM
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:14 PM
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I understand the accuracy is a lot more precise with transits
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How accurate do you really need to be?

My laser is accurate to plus or minus 1/8" over 100'.

Close enough for me.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:26 PM
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Mine is an 1/8" at over a 1000'...that's pretty accurate, any farther and the curvature of the earth comes into play!
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:21 PM
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l have a zip level and love it. One man operation and simple set up/use.
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Old 03-16-2013, 10:38 PM
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Posted via Mobile Device I was going to start a thread in regards to rotary lasers vs transit this may be an area that can help us out... Does anyone use transits? I understand the accuracy is a lot more precise with transits and I like the ability to quickly check elevations... But I really tend to just set grade stakes and line it all out anyways... What is everyone's experience?
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a transite is more accurate hands down. lazers don't require another set of hands.

i have both and a couple of water levels to boot. each has their place.

if one thinks a lazer target is accurate within an eighth at 1000ft. they should compare tone width with crosshairs at the same distance.
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:45 AM
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like jim said, both have their place. When we are getting elevations for a design, we usually pull out the transit. If you use it correctly and know some trig, you can not only find elevations but also quickly determine distances as well, granted one of my degrees is in mathematics so it comes a little easier to me than most. When doing construction work we usually rely on our rotary lasers. we normally use a mount to a structure so that we can have it in the same place everyday.
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:20 PM
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Any recommendations for a mini-ex rotary laser/machine mounted system? Works or doesn`t work?
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:05 PM
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like jim said, both have their place. When we are getting elevations for a design, we usually pull out the transit. If you use it correctly and know some trig, you can not only find elevations but also quickly determine distances as well, granted one of my degrees is in mathematics so it comes a little easier to me than most. When doing construction work we usually rely on our rotary lasers. we normally use a mount to a structure so that we can have it in the same place everyday.
Thanks for reply! Which kind of mount do you use? Do you have a link to this mount and what do you usually mount this to? I have always used a tripod and used a specific location as a general benchmark..
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