Aldi laser level

  1. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    Noticed that Aldi are selling cross line laser levels this week £22-99, Cheap but accuracy listed at 0.8mm per meter, better than a good guess, My Leica L2P5 is rated at 0.2mm per metre,
     
  2. reb78 Member

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    I bought the lidl version recently. I was pleasantly surprised to be honest and as you say, lots better than guessing and also quick to get out and use.
     
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  3. roofman

    roofman "Hey!! calm down calm down"

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    Never understood this...if they can measure with accuracy that's its 0.08 then why cant they get it to 0.00 with the same accuracy:confused:
     
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  4. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    For 20 odd quid can't grumble
    Mine set me back a tonne without packaging for a £220 unit and gives me 0.3mm or 3mm + - every ten meters.
    Godsend for tiling and kitchen fitting.
     
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  5. gordon stephenson

    gordon stephenson Forum Supporter

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    I got mine from the good old ebay, Complete boxed Leica kit. L2P5 laser unit plus Leica tripod, and two target plates (one of them is the long range battery operated), wall bracket and Leica tripod bag, Got it for very cheap!!!
     
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  6. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    They can, but not for £22.

    The topcon I use is not cheap but it isnt ridiculous. That can hold +/- 1.6mm over 30m.
     
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  7. jerrytug Forum Supporter

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    I would guess that the retail units are tested using very accurately calibrated factory measuring gear?
    Presumably the Leica production line could also churn out less precise items if they decided to let them get out the factory gates...
     
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  8. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Even Leica produce cheaper products, they make them in Portugal. My laser rangefinder is made in Portugal by Leica.

    Yes, they’ll use optics to measure the laser accurately or a more accurate (less divergence) laser.
     
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  9. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    the ones that fail at Leica probably get re-badged as "Aldi"


    the ones Aldi reject end up as silverline.
     
  10. daleyd

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    They could in fact be accurate to 0.00 mm - I think they use the figure of 0.08 as a worst case scenario, ie the accuracy should always be better than that figure.
     
  11. ibrooks Member

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    My dad got one from Aldi or Lidl a few years ago - the lense that is supposed to cast a line on the wall casts a curve :(

    Never trusted it enough to use it in anger.
     
  12. My Lidl one is very impressive and I use it a lot.
     
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  13. roofman

    roofman "Hey!! calm down calm down"

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    I have a Dewalt and cant fault it except...When i marked out my footings for my garage and workshop years ago i used it about 11pm so i could see the dots and lines on the pegs as it can be hard to see in bright daylight.
     
  14. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Il just leave this here.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/263618900927
    Very useful for outside work.
     
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  15. gordon stephenson

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    Don't know for certain, but I think my Leica laser detector only works with pulsed laser. and not the continuous mode.
     
  16. eLuSiVeMiTe

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