Different Types Of Laser Measuring Device

Do you have a job where you need to take accurate measurements? If so forget tape measures, you need a laser measuring device! If you’ve never used one before you have no idea what you are missing. You’ll wonder how you’ve ever worked without one. Although we focus on laser levels and write reviews about these, we feel these types of measuring tools are important to look at also.

Why?

Laser measuring devices are simple to use, extremely accurate and lightning fast. Some are as simple to use as pointing in the direction you want to measure and pushing a button. Ever tried to measure long distances with a traditional tape measure? You know the drill. Extend the tape measure fully, put a mark, measure from the mark on, put down another mark, etc. Boring! How about pushing a simple button and having an accurate reading in seconds?
That sounds better. You can use them indoors or out. They will save you a ton of time and you can rely on having correct measurements to get the job done right the first time. They are invaluable for painting, carpet laying and tile installing jobs just to name a few.

Who?

Anyone who needs to measure distances is the perfect candidate for a Laser Distance Measure. Here’s just a short list:

  • Real Estate Agents
  • Contractors
  • Do-it-yourself’ers
  • Builders
  • Landscapers
  • Painters
  • Carpet Installers
  • Tile Installers
  • Insurance Adjusters
  • Home Appraisers
  • Carpenters

Bosch PLR40 c laser measure.

Laser Distance Measure Brands

Laser measurers come in a wide price range from affordable for home use to expensive for heavy duty pro use. Name brands to look for are CST, Zircon, Bosch, Strait-Line, Calculated Industries, RoboToolz, Stabila, Leica and Black & Decker.

Some of these names are well known for producing other tools or are probably easily recognizable to households. These include Bosch, Black & Decker and also DeWalt.

Features

Many laser measuring devices can measure from just a couple of inches to over one hundred feet. The further the distance, the more expensive the unit will be. Many devices will also have a swing out pin for measuring corners. Other useful features to look for are tripod mounts, area and volume calculations, the ability to add and subtract measurements, water-resistant casing, a belt pouch, hand strap and an easy to read display.
They even have these styled as traditional retractable tape measures, for those who like things, as they were.

 

Final Thoughts

Hopefully, you can see the benefits of owning a laser measuring device. They can be quite inexpensive and are highly recommended for anyone who wants to simplify distance measuring or needs to do it on a daily basis. Even for the home handyman, they are a worthwhile purchase. Once you use one, you won’t be able to live without it! Question is, which one will you choose?

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