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Old 11-26-2018, 05:39 AM   #1
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Never owned one, always used company owned lasers. Was looking at used on ebay, hilti, dewalt, bosh, plumb and line laser levels... because their obviously pricey brand new. Anything to watch out for with a used laser? I think alot of guys just dont use them enough to justify the expense. So they sell them off. I dont want to be one of those guys with a 300 or 400 dollar laser on cracklist this time next year. So, I figured around a hundred bucks should get me where I want to be. I understand theirs no warranty when buying used tools and if the price is close, I'd obviously go new. But this looks like one of those tools I could possibly get a good deal on. But I dont have any experience with maintenance on these things. Help a honkey out...
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Old 11-26-2018, 06:45 AM   #2
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Best price is in Africa. Where are you?

Finish your profile. Anyway buy new. Look after it. Don't lend it out. Keep it for 30 years.
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DeWalt makes good, inexpensive lasers. Chalk lines work too. The battery door fell off my Bosch laser plumb and got lost. I found a Stanley on the clearance shelf for 30 bucks. It works.
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Best price is in Africa. Where are you?

Finish your profile. Anyway buy new. Look after it. Don't lend it out. Keep it for 30 years.
I have bought a few used things. I picked up KO cutters when I first started and they still work. I bought a nice Veto bag used and an almost new Klein canvas bucket (Unca Mech is proud of me ).

I donít think I would buy anything electronic used, though.

Oh yeah, I got a gnarly rod pounder from a really nice guy at a good price. It works real good .
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I donít think I would buy anything electronic used, though.
Right on that. Used can be good at times.

That pounder will keep your waist 50% of your height if you use it once in awhile.

I'm thinking a lot of guys here could use a machine like that instead of a cord connected device.
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I have three lasers. A David White for outdoors, a DeWalt for indoors, and a Rack-a-Tiers laser plumb bob. I didn't buy any of them new and had zero issues. As far as I'm concerned, if the thing turns on and spins, you should be in good shape.
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Best price is in Africa. Where are you?

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Well, I want one but like I said, it's one of those items I dont have to have and the company provides, if I go to the shop n get it. So, I wanted to stay cheap for my first one and see how much use it gets. But my kids put me on the tool buying bench, untill after the fat guy slides down the chimney... &#x1f616;&#x1f385;&#x1f385;&#x1f385;
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Best price is in Africa. Where are you?

Finish your profile. Anyway buy new. Look after it. Don't lend it out. Keep it for 30 years.
I have bought a few used things. I picked up KO cutters when I first started and they still work. I bought a nice Veto bag used and an almost new Klein canvas bucket (Unca Mech is proud of me [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.electriciantalk.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] ).

I don’t think I would buy anything electronic used, though.

Oh yeah, I got a gnarly rod pounder from a really nice guy at a good price. It works real good [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.electriciantalk.com/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG] .

I have found a few good deals here n there on rebuilt or used items. Some tools just take way more abuse then others. I'm sure a used pair of channel locks would work as good as new. However, their only 25 bucks new, but it's just an example. Lol. Anyway...

How do u like the veto?? Worth the stack of benjamins?
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I bought two used lasers off eBay. A two line and a five point Leica. Also bought a laser measure. All work great. With eBay just make sure the seller has a 100% rating. I would go down to 99%. Anything under that I expect it for free.

I gave my boss the receipts for reimbursement. If they didn't meet my expectations I would just re-sell them and just get a Bosh or Dewalt sent out from the shop. It's probably the only thing I ever bought to get reimbursed. I do a lot of layout.
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I have found a few good deals here n there on rebuilt or used items. Some tools just take way more abuse then others. I'm sure a used pair of channel locks would work as good as new. However, their only 25 bucks new, but it's just an example. Lol. Anyway...

How do u like the veto?? Worth the stack of benjamins?
You buy a veto and you have it for life.
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Well he does have a point. I remember you. But an updated profile is a good idea. A requirement for new members.
You could even put some of your other names in it.
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Well he does have a point. I remember you. But an updated profile is a good idea. A requirement for new members.
You could even put some of your other names in it. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.electriciantalk.com/images/smilies/wink.png[/IMG]
I posted the usernames in the "welcome" thread. I will fill it out if I have to keep this name, I'm still hoping to get back into my last profile, I did address the issue to an admin. I'm exp with the way twitter/ig/crackbook run their sites, for whatever reasons, I struggle on the here with the simplest tasks sometimes, like posting pics and logging in/logging out accidentally. Im a lil brainwashed by the newer techniques possibly. But the information on here is unmatched across all those other sites combined. So, I find myself finding any old way that works to log in. With that said, does anyone know if its possible to link your fingerprint scanner to your password on this site? Tried once, wouldn't work for me.
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I posted the usernames in the "welcome" thread. I will fill it out if I have to keep this name, I'm still hoping to get back into my last profile, I did address the issue to an admin. I'm exp with the way twitter/ig/crackbook run their sites, for whatever reasons, I struggle on the here with the simplest tasks sometimes, like posting pics and logging in/logging out accidentally. Im a lil brainwashed by the newer techniques possibly. But the information on here is unmatched across all those other sites combined. So, I find myself finding any old way that works to log in. With that said, does anyone know if its possible to link your fingerprint scanner to your password on this site? Tried once, wouldn't work for me.
I see you retrieved your old username, Woot. Do you want this acct/username closed?
Let @Cricket know. I am guessing she helped you get the old acct back?
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No, still using my 3rdUserName, was their a recent posting under the S/N "Woot" ? I am attempting to get it back. But I do not have access to it yet (as far as I know) so no, please do not close this acct yet.
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