Rotary level

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Jimoz

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New level time. Any reccomendations? Want something simple enough not got to be fixed on machine or anything just for general setting out. Which is best value?
 
Nick...

Nick...

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Guy on Facebook selling them.does great deals and often secondhand refurbed stuff too.
Recon survey and safety,just found them.id reccomend them
Nick...
 
Stubota86

Stubota86

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I got a good deal on a Fluke/PLS HV2 unit from Trade Survey Direct. Really great service from them actually, so much so that the rep is coming out FOC to to show us all the features of the laser and a Leica Utilifinder that we also bought from them and make sure we are happy with it.

Can level over 300m, set slopes, plumb walls and even set square with it. None of the others I was looking at in the same price bracket (think it was about £6/700) could do that

Really pleased with it.

https://www.plslaser.com/rotary-lasers/pls-hv2r-red-rotary-laser/
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
I got a good deal on a Fluke/PLS HV2 unit from Trade Survey Direct. Really great service from them actually, so much so that the rep is coming out FOC to to show us all the features of the laser and a Leica Utilifinder that we also bought from them and make sure we are happy with it.

Can level over 300m, set slopes, plumb walls and even set square with it. None of the others I was looking at in the same price bracket (think it was about £6/700) could do that

Really pleased with it.

https://www.plslaser.com/rotary-lasers/pls-hv2r-red-rotary-laser/
sounds very reasonable for that ...
think I've said before..
lent mine to me mate Simon years ago and he fried it, when he forgot the charger one day and used his phone charger .... it's been 'looked at' but is beyond servicable/economic repair sadly ... was a good beacon

Can't really warrant spending that on a new one ... for the use it'd get :( .. bought a cheapy off screwfix a while ago and tried it the other day ... bloody useless without my target -- which i must get back - - but does put a dot on the staff if you 'play' with it, to target the staff so isn't entirely a lost cause.:rolleyes:

Probably be alright in the dark :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
 
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Jimoz

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Looked at that Facebook page even though don't have Facebook. Might call them got a staff and tripod just want level and receiver
 
Laser Levels Online

Laser Levels Online

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Hi Jimoz,

I will be very careful that this reply does not sound like a spam promotion...

Fred kindly posted a link to our site above. We solely specialise in Laser Levels and have a number of either mid-range (Fukuda) or premium brand rotary lasers (Spectra Precision),for horizontal groundworks aimed to meet varying customer budgets. Most have the ability to set slopes and gradients in both the X & Y axis either out of the box or in the case of Spectra using optional remote controls.

All our kits include a tripod and staff as standard but the packages can be easily customized to remove them from the kit. So you would just need the Laser and Detector.

If anyone else has any questions or need any advice (bearing in mind my replies cannot appear as being spam or an advertising promotion) I am happy to help.

Best regards

Mark Roberts
Laser Levels Online
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
Hi Jimoz,

I will be very careful that this reply does not sound like a spam promotion...

Fred kindly posted a link to our site above. We solely specialise in Laser Levels and have a number of either mid-range (Fukuda) or premium brand rotary lasers (Spectra Precision),for horizontal groundworks aimed to meet varying customer budgets. Most have the ability to set slopes and gradients in both the X & Y axis either out of the box or in the case of Spectra using optional remote controls.

All our kits include a tripod and staff as standard but the packages can be easily customized to remove them from the kit. So you would just need the Laser and Detector.

If anyone else has any questions or need any advice (bearing in mind my replies cannot appear as being spam or an advertising promotion) I am happy to help.

Best regards

Mark Roberts
Laser Levels Online
Nice to see yet another manufacturer/dealer on here ... and being circumspect in their responses too (y) ... good on you Mark ... dare say you'll get a few responses ;)
 
V8Druid

V8Druid

do it as well as you can,but learn to do it better
you might want to stick your info. in a thread in Products And Services, Mark @Laser Levels Online ;)..... much easier to find you then in future(y) ... you'll soon get 'buried' in more general forums :rolleyes:
 
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Jimoz

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Hi Mark @Laser Levels Online , thanks for the reply. Didn't come across as spam. I see your other thread and the laser the other member bought is a good deal. Quite a functional set up with the receiver. I'm wondering if I should of had the same!
Last week I went mad on eBay one night and bought a leica 200. I thought it was a good deal at the time but not so sure now. Was spelt wrong, both laser and the brand so I thought nobody else was looking at it as they seem to be fetching more. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lecia-ru...1tSdXSj1eE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
Bit dubious with eBay on this kind of stuff but atleast I can test to see if it's within tolerance. Also looks to be able to set out a 90 deg corner which is bonus for me. Ill see if I can test the calibration tomorrow then let you know if I dropped a bollock!
 
Laser Levels Online

Laser Levels Online

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Hi Mark @Laser Levels Online , thanks for the reply. Didn't come across as spam. I see your other thread and the laser the other member bought is a good deal. Quite a functional set up with the receiver. I'm wondering if I should of had the same!
Last week I went mad on eBay one night and bought a leica 200. I thought it was a good deal at the time but not so sure now. Was spelt wrong, both laser and the brand so I thought nobody else was looking at it as they seem to be fetching more. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lecia-rugby-200-Lazar-site-level-/133109571764?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&nma=true&si=Js43o3CnNLdccjOpD1tSdXSj1eE%3D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
Bit dubious with eBay on this kind of stuff but atleast I can test to see if it's within tolerance. Also looks to be able to set out a 90 deg corner which is bonus for me. Ill see if I can test the calibration tomorrow then let you know if I dropped a bollock!
Hi,

We are not Leica dealers but the specs of the rugby 200 look very good. Although it is an old model now. I potentially would advise you try and obtain a spare battery pack and or charger now in case they fail in the future and then you can't get spares like some people are finding with the rugby 100 series.

Essentially it can do everything you would need a laser to do on-site. Horizontal, Vertical, 90deg, dual grade, scan and with a very good accuracy of ±1.5mm @ 30m and a range of 300m diameter (150m either side of the laser).

As i mentioned in another post 90deg squaring is one of the more tricky functions with a rotary and so if speed and ease of use is your key requirement something like the laser the other user purchased would speed up this process and then you would use the rugby 200 for the horizontal groundworks / slopes / gradients etc..

In terms of accuracy....

eBay and the other auction sites are great, and some people pick up real bargains (perhaps from a self-build where it's been used sparingly) but the other end of the spectrum is the lasers that get listed because they are out of calibration or faulty and cannot be repaired. So it's a bit of a lottery. Unlike buying a second-hand drill where it is immediately apparent if it works or it doesn't - it is not so easy to tell with a laser.
The other aspect to be aware of is stolen equipment. We probably get a call every other day from devasted customers who have had their laser stolen from their van or outbuildings. Which is why we don't do anything in the second-hand market.

Hope this helps :)

Best regards

Mark Roberts
Laser Levels Online
 
J

Jimoz

Well-known member
Thanks for advice mark had a play this morning seems to be in calibration. Like you say bit of a lottery as regards to whether it's any good and of course wouldn't want to be buying nicked gear. Obviously you assume nicked gear wouldn't be on auction sites bit different to buying off the local smackhead. You're right about the 90 deg function seems a bit long winded but again have had a bit of a play this morning and maybe I'll get the hang of it. With regards to grade have pegged the levels for a drain this morning I just find it easier to adjust height on stick for the distance knowing that 12.5mm per m is 1:80. What a luddite eh!
Local firm will check over and calibrate for 45 so thought I'd drop it in to them to be 100%. Will look out for battery
 
Laser Levels Online

Laser Levels Online

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Thanks for advice mark had a play this morning seems to be in calibration. Like you say bit of a lottery as regards to whether it's any good and of course wouldn't want to be buying nicked gear. Obviously you assume nicked gear wouldn't be on auction sites bit different to buying off the local smackhead. You're right about the 90 deg function seems a bit long winded but again have had a bit of a play this morning and maybe I'll get the hang of it. With regards to grade have pegged the levels for a drain this morning I just find it easier to adjust height on stick for the distance knowing that 12.5mm per m is 1:80. What a luddite eh!
Local firm will check over and calibrate for 45 so thought I'd drop it in to them to be 100%. Will look out for battery
Yeah, I would definitely recommend getting the local firm to just double-check the calibration on a rig and then you will know for sure.

Best regards

Mark Roberts
Laser Levels Online
 
J

Jimoz

Well-known member
Got it calibrated 45 plus vat. New staff holder clamp 30 plus vat.

Using it today that 90 deg function is wicked. Don't get me wrong the multiple line lasers which throw out a 90 are brilliant but this was fine for me. Throws a red dot out at 90 deg and not to hard to spot in daylight. Checked it with 3,4,5 to see if accurate bang on.
 
Laser Levels Online

Laser Levels Online

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Got it calibrated 45 plus vat. New staff holder clamp 30 plus vat.

Using it today that 90 deg function is wicked. Don't get me wrong the multiple line lasers which throw out a 90 are brilliant but this was fine for me. Throws a red dot out at 90 deg and not to hard to spot in daylight. Checked it with 3,4,5 to see if accurate bang on.
Really pleased that it all worked out.

Yeah the 90deg function works well on rotary lasers and all brands do it in the same way (the combination of the rotary head and a dot) but as rotaries are so easy to use the 90deg function can be perceived as one of the more tricky functions. Although a lot of that is down to technique.

Best regards

Mark Roberts
Laser Levels Online
 
Simon edwards

Simon edwards

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Just taken delivery of a spectra precision package and magnetic receiver kit from Mark.
Very impressive service and happy to spend time on the phone trying to explain the operation of various functions over the phone ,no easy task considering my total lack of understanding regarding anything electronic with more than two buttons.
With a bit of luck I will remember how to use it Monday.
Highly recommend a call if you are in the market for a laser.
 
Laser Levels Online

Laser Levels Online

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Just taken delivery of a spectra precision package and magnetic receiver kit from Mark.
Very impressive service and happy to spend time on the phone trying to explain the operation of various functions over the phone ,no easy task considering my total lack of understanding regarding anything electronic with more than two buttons.
With a bit of luck I will remember how to use it Monday.
Highly recommend a call if you are in the market for a laser.
Great to talk with you Simon earlier in the week.

Really pleased you like the Spectra kit. I think it will be perfect combination for your application.

This is a good video of the Spectra CR600 in action:
(although it wasn't done by us though).

If anyone else is interested, Simon went for the heavy duty groundworks Spectra LL300N kit configured to have the RC601 to do slopes and gradients and upgraded the standard detector for the combination CR600 which can be either staff or magnetic mounted for use with plant.

You can see the base kit (prior to configuration) here: https://www.laser-level.co.uk/spectra-ll300n-auto-rotary-laser-level.html

Thanks again
Mark Roberts
www.laser-level.co.uk
 
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