Using a Hilti on set
Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:16 PM
Posted 21 April 2010 - 01:55 PM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 08:18 PM
Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:55 PM
I just upgraded my Disto A3 to a Hilti PD-42. I must say, the peep sight for day exterior work is really great. To answer your question, I use my hard-tape for measurements out to 8' or so, then its Hilti. I have a 50' cloth tape too, but it usually only comes out during the prep or for day exterior work where I can't see the laser dot. Now that I have the peep sight I plan on using the cloth tape very little.
I'm very much the same. I tried to cheap out and bought the fat max laser tape. It's great for interiors but useless for exteriors, so my soft tape comes out when I step outside.
People tend to be very (overly, even) touchy if you get the laser anywhere near their face so if I'm measuring to a person, I'll put the dot on the middle of their collarbone. It measures very, very close to the same as measuring to someone's temple like usual.
As for how using a laser makes you look, I've never had anyone think I was lazy for using it, at least not out loud. Everyone I work with appreciate the speed with which I can grab a mark and get on with blocking. In fact, I was outdoors once and the AD asked once, "why can't you use the pointer thingy? It's faster."
Posted 10 July 2010 - 09:36 PM
I use a Fatmax which was $100 and goes to 100'. Ryobi makes one that is the same price (I think) and goes to 200'. Check Home Depot.
Posted 21 July 2010 - 06:22 PM
Posted 24 July 2010 - 12:44 AM