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Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:58:55 pm »
I am looking for a laser measuring tool. Budget $100-150. Does anyone have any recommendation?
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 11:21:56 pm »
what range?

see Bosch rangemeters
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 12:30:30 am »
Narrowed down to Fluke 411D and Bosch DLR130.  Wonder if fluke is any good with IR distance meter.
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 10:59:31 pm »
I have a low end Fluke that I'm very happy with (411D IIRC) with my only complaint being that the laser indicator can be difficult to see at a distance in bright sunlight. Indoors it works fine though. The accuracy is very good at around +/- 1/8" or 4mm. It works well in dusty environments, which can't be said for ultrasonic models. The other improvement they could make would be a "GO" button that's easier to press so that you're not moving the unit while pressing the key.
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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 11:06:02 pm »
For out door and In door I use ultrasonic , limited range to 15 meters, but works well its and every time. 
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 05:40:07 am »
Got the Bosch from a local shop to test out to see if it is a keeper or not. Laser measuring is definitely good for my survey work, to be able to reach within tight corner by aiming the laser point. It has a range of 40m. Only thing it lacks it the ability to calculate distance by triangulation which in some case obstruction on site create unmeasurable condition. I would say that Pythagoras function is a definite must for my laser measuring tool.

Fluke 411D has that function.
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2011, 04:01:19 pm »
Got the Bosch DLE50 here and I can comment on that if it will help.
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2011, 11:46:00 pm »
Definitely Leica

I used my first Leica Disto (the first generation) at an archeology excavation back in 99. We used to abuse it in all sorts of ways and I have nothing to say but praise. It worked with us in dust mud gravel sweat occasional drop down 5 meter deep excavation pit etc. It never let us down, probably still measuring away in the hands of some architecture student. 

Now I own a D2 which is the same quality but smaller size.

Excellent accuracy
very well thought out - nothing lacking and nothing excessive - will do Pythagoras - will scan continuously
durable
excellent battery life
very well written manual


On a side note, if measuring distances greater than 15 meters outdoors you definitely want one with an optical viewfinder. You can't see a tiny laser dot that far away under bright sunshine. On the other hand if you measure mostly indoors D2 is smaller and gets in your pocket more easily.
 
 

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Re: Laser distance measuring tool recommendation
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 09:48:51 pm »
I think disto D2 would be a good one. Cheers
 


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