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Old 06-13-2013, 10:36 AM
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DeWalt Rotary Laser FREE!!!!

So, we have moved into a new construction neighborhood. My builder has been fantastic! We are the 3rd home out of 82 in the hood with tons of construction going on. In 2 months, 17 more have been built and 14 have moved in.
My builder asked if I would mow a couple of his houses (3 mows) just before the closings. I took care of them because I felt like I needed to repay for plenty of free changes to my home that he did during construction. (rocked in a gable for free, 2 additional pallets of sod, etc.) Today, I'm sitting on my front porch drinking coffee and he pulls up out front and brings a large DeWalt plastic case up and says... "Here you go." I open it and it's his used rotary laser (not auto level.) I'm blown away. He and I had talked about how I'm doing french drains and some gravel driveway work as a new part of the business. I've been using string levels, which worked great, but said I was looking at maybe adding a rotary to my tool kit.
What a guy! I was lost for words.
In addition, his yard guy hasn't been very responsive. I'm hoping to slide in and take care of the installs. We shall see.
I'll snap a pic in a bit and attach it.
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Old 06-13-2013, 12:23 PM
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So, we have moved into a new construction neighborhood. My builder has been fantastic! We are the 3rd home out of 82 in the hood with tons of construction going on. In 2 months, 17 more have been built and 14 have moved in.
My builder asked if I would mow a couple of his houses (3 mows) just before the closings. I took care of them because I felt like I needed to repay for plenty of free changes to my home that he did during construction. (rocked in a gable for free, 2 additional pallets of sod, etc.) Today, I'm sitting on my front porch drinking coffee and he pulls up out front and brings a large DeWalt plastic case up and says... "Here you go." I open it and it's his used rotary laser (not auto level.) I'm blown away. He and I had talked about how I'm doing french drains and some gravel driveway work as a new part of the business. I've been using string levels, which worked great, but said I was looking at maybe adding a rotary to my tool kit.
What a guy! I was lost for words.
In addition, his yard guy hasn't been very responsive. I'm hoping to slide in and take care of the installs. We shall see.
I'll snap a pic in a bit and attach it.
It's all about relationships!!!!!!!!!
Score! Talk about speeding up installation time.

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Old 06-13-2013, 12:40 PM
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you mean laser on a level?
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:00 PM
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This is exactly what I received.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:13 PM
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Shooting grade for crown on driveways, slope for drainage ditches (drain tiles and such, new construction lawn installs (finish grade.) etc. I hope to find many uses. Gonna practice a bit. It's just a little more high tech than my string level. Hahaha. But I would say that string level is still great way of doing things.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:17 PM
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sounds beyond me. I do not do much hardscaping. just small walls. I want to try a makin a driveway
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:19 PM
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Gravel drives. I do patios, walkways, small jobs, haven't ever worked on a hardscaped drive. Not sure of the process. Believe it would be much more like building a road. Live loads and all. Would need to apprentice that type of job for a while before doing one. Might hire someone that knows about it. Haven't had a request for one though.
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:23 PM
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mine is not together. just search how to do it on the net. its not too hard. tho ur right there is not too much demand for it.
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