do you use a laser level? Which one!

Rozmataz

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Looking for the most practical laser level to purchase...

Any pro's or con's welcome.

Thanks,

Roz
 

Baer Charlton

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When I had to hang art in 10 hospitals in Pheonix last year, I used one from Home Desperate # $149.
It looks like a Lifeguards float, but that outside shell flowers open and becomes a tri-pod for the level. The downside was it only went up 4' so we stuck it in a shopping cart to get the 6' we needed.

Fennistrating all the tops to the same height is ok if you're doing same size pictures in a corperate setting ... but with random sizes in a gallery or home... I'd still go with the "general eye" level and two hooks.

Pros: They have almost all gotten very inexpensive ,
Cons: They are almost all made in China. (just MHO)
 

FrameMakers

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I received a black & decker for Christmas. It a laser level and a stud finder in one. It is also self leveling. I'm not normally a B&D fan but this tool is mighty fine.
 

McPhoto

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Got one from wally-world for $18.88 (to do a drop ceiling) It was semi-okay - you get what you pay for
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Lowe's also carries the B&D brands like Dave mentioned - make sure it is self-leveling - much easier to use than the bubble-lever ones
 

Ron Eggers

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I bought the B&D when there weren't many choices. I have used it just once for a nasty installation, and I'd say it paid for itself.

Now there are plenty of choices. They are becoming a commodity item. Soon, we will all be giving them away with each framing order, or maybe they'll be built into the frames.
 

Lance E

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If we build them into the frames then there'll be less insurance claims for extra holes in the wall...
 
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