Magazine article USA TODAY

Crossing the Great Laser Line

Magazine article USA TODAY

Crossing the Great Laser Line

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There's a fine line between good and great.... Prepare to cross that line. Now do-it-yourselfers can mark their projects with laser accuracy using the cutting-edge technology of Strait-Line, Huntersville, N.C., part of the Rubbermaid family of brand-name products. With three comprehensive tools for measuring, leveling, and locating studs, completing projects will be a snap:

Laser Tape ($59): There's no need to use cumbersome manual measuring tapes anymore--just point and push the "Read" button. A laser beam pinpoints the surface to measure and the Laser Tape instantly calculates the distance. It's the simplest way to take a quick measurement ranging from two to 50 feet. And, with the push of a button, you can calculate area and volume, convert feet into meters, and add to or recall memory.

Laser Stud Finder ($25): Using a pen or pencil to mark stud locations is a thing of the past as this beauty can scan depths up to 1 1/2" to find wood or metal. …

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