Measuring tools

Old 10-23-17, 07:06 AM
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Measuring tools

Is anybody using laser measuring tools for measuring distances ? Are there accurate ones for a good price? (Is this even the right sub-forum to ask this)
Old 10-23-17, 09:23 AM
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I have one my son gave me for Christmas. I tried it, I got some measurements but to be honest I have no idea what it was measuring too.

I would never use it for anything other than "ballpark" dimensions.
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I'd have so little use for one that's one tool I do not need.
I guess it would be ok for something like measuring for flooring, guessing at the number of sq. ft. of paint needed.
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I have one made by Bosch. It has come in handy for lots of measuring tasks. It is very accurate. It works great for inside measurements e.g. cabinets, stair treads, window and door jambs. Also good for when you can't get to the far point of what you want to measure e.g. ground to house roof line, length of house, driveway dimensions. Maybe not something you'll use everyday but sometimes it will make the measuring job a no brainer. And you'll be able to do long measurement without needing somebody else to hold the other end of the tape measure. As others have said works great for measuring room dimensions when figuring out how much flooring or paint to buy.

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Old 10-23-17, 08:16 PM
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I use one all the time. Great for measuring for wire runs. Very quick.
Accurate...... close but not exact.
Accuracy depends on what the beam is bouncing off of.

They are inexpensive and quick to use.

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