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07-25-2018 09:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: laser hanging

I am looking at buying a laser for hanging cabinets,trim and various uses. The last post I seen was 2011. The choice was a Stanley Fat Max. There must be better ones out there now. Any advice would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 07-25-2018 10:19 PM

I think the Fat Max is a standard tape measure. HD sells a full line of laser measuring devices. Bosch has a few that I’ve heard good things about. Price is dependent on the maximum measurable distance.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#2 posted 07-26-2018 02:20 PM

Have you looked into using a water level? All it requires is a couple of dollars worth of plastic tubing and a little colored water (no batteries required :>) ). It can be just as accurate (or maybe more so) than the laser and a whole lot cheaper. I used one when I rebuilt my deck and also when I set the foundation to my shop. Works great.

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#3 posted 07-26-2018 04:29 PM

bilyo, I can’t use that type of level,I work in a Clean room in a manufacturing plant and thats not possible.

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#4 posted 07-26-2018 04:30 PM

fat max is a tape measure but they used to make a laser in the early 2000

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#5 posted 07-26-2018 09:47 PM

” I can’t use that type of level,I work in a Clean room in a manufacturing plant and thats not possible.”

Maybe you could use filtered water? :>)

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#6 posted 07-26-2018 10:14 PM

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#7 posted 07-26-2018 10:25 PM

bilyo——-You need to go stand in the corner and think about you wrote

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#8 posted 07-27-2018 01:43 AM



bilyo——-You need to go stand in the corner and think about you wrote

- texassteelpapa

Other than trying to interject a bit of humor, did I say something wrong?

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#9 posted 07-27-2018 02:25 AM

Okay. Now I’m confused. Do you need a laser measuring device or a laser level? If for measuring see the link I posed above. If you need a level Bosch also makes one that I have that is relatively cheap and gets the job done. I used it to install long lengths of base molding.

It does need to be fairly close to the level you’re measuring as it can’t be pointed up or down to work effectively so a tripod or a ladder with the supplied clamp needs to be incorporated to use it effectively.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#10 posted 07-27-2018 02:39 AM

bilyo—No no it was hilarious , no problem sir

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#11 posted 07-27-2018 02:42 AM

RIPPER—thank you ,the link was what I was looking for. I want a measuring device. Many thanks probably till I open my checkbook

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#12 posted 07-27-2018 02:53 AM

When I 1st started looking for one I just got a cheap one to see how good they were.
I’m still using it after about 4 years or so.
It’s actually very accurate.

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#13 posted 07-27-2018 04:22 AM



RIPPER—thank you ,the link was what I was looking for. I want a measuring device. Many thanks probably till I open my checkbook

- texassteelpapa

Gotcha. FWIW, Amazon sells a variety of these tools from a maker called Tacklife in a variety of capacities with budget pricing.

The user reviews are quite positive. Might be worth a closer look.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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