Opinion: Transit vs. Laser Level

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES, Aug 23, 2007.


    SOUTHERNGREENSCAPES LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 763

    Hey guys. I am looking at purchasing either a transit or a laser level and wanted to see what everyones opionions were on the two items. I am sure that they each have their place, but i am looking for the best one to help level my base for my patios and help make sure that my walls are level. Any help is appreciated.
  2. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    laser laser laser so much faster very simple to use. i will never go back
  3. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    Laser all the way. throw the transit away
  4. KPJK

    KPJK LawnSite Member
    Messages: 25

    Laser the only way
  5. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    Laser for you, optical if you're going to leave it with the crew and go somewhere :)
  6. leaflandscape

    leaflandscape LawnSite Member
    Messages: 241

    how much does a good laser level cost, and what brand would you most recommend. I tend to buy Dewalt everything, but some things don't need to be name brand (ie shovels, condoms, etc.)
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,570

    laser all the way....

    i bought the dewalt and regret my purchase.
  8. PaperCutter

    PaperCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,996

    I've been considering this one:

    the trade show guy actually bounced it off the floor- this could be a transit I'd actually let my brothers touch. I think the price is in the $1200-1400 range for the full kit (unit, receiver, rod and tripod).
  9. Henry

    Henry LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 548

    Laser for me also. Whatever brand you get make sure it doesn't have an exposed head on it. We had one of the $400.00 kits from home depot, which worked great until someone bumped or dropped it and the shaft must have bent.
  10. AztlanLC

    AztlanLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,051

    Laser is the norm nowdays and if you can get a self leveling

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