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Laying Out Walls | Stabila LAR 350 Laser Level

Hey everyone, welcome back to the blog! Today, I want to share with you the progress I've been making on my latest project. It's a cold and windy day outside, so I've decided to work indoors. Yesterday, I managed to get all the horizontal boards on and installed the door. Today's goal is to lay out and build the walls for my utility room.

showing the laser level screen

I started by taking down a temporary wall that had all my pipes, ensuring they are well-supported to prevent any damage. Now, I'm laying out the floor, and some of you have been curious about the laser I use. It's a Stabila LAR 350, and besides grading, I also use it for laying out walls.

To begin, I measured from one point to another, placed my laser receiver at the desired location, and aligned the laser to strike right on the edge. By marking the spot on the wall, I created a reference point. I repeated this process in a couple of spots, ensuring accuracy.

laser level at work

Now, let me explain how I use the laser to lay out perpendicular walls. I want my wall to be 6.25 inches out from the existing structure. By lining up the laser's center dot with the mark on the wall, I can create a square line. This ensures that the outside edge of my 2x6 wall will be where I want it.

I know some might wonder why I don't leave the laser on continuously. Well, I prefer marking it and then turning it off to avoid any accidental misalignment. Once I have all my marks, I can confidently turn off the laser and proceed with the layout.

Now, let me take a moment to talk about this laser level, which has become one of my favorite tools. It's a bit pricey at around $1,700, but the quality, long range (about 800 meters), and durability make it worth the investment. It also allows me to isolate the laser to a specific area, making it versatile on a job site.

I understand that there are other laser levels designed for wall layout, but the Stabila LAR 350 has been a game-changer for me. Whether you're working on a big project like mine or various DIY tasks, having a reliable laser level can make your life a lot easier.

I hope you found this video useful. If you're considering a laser level, this insight into the one I use might help you make an informed decision. Stay tuned for more updates on my project, including metal cabinets, concrete countertops, plumbing, electric work, HVAC, and more. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't already, and I promise there's exciting content coming your way. Thanks for watching, and I'll catch you in the next video!

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