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Best Laser Measure [2019]

Leica DISTO E7500i Laser Distance Measure
  • Range Distance Of 660 Feet
  • ISO 16331-1 Certified
  • IP65 Rated


For our top pick, it would make sense that we would stick with the original pioneers for laser distance measurements. The Leica DISTO E7500i provides everything you need in a laser distance measurer and adds Bluetooth connectivity at a price that will not break the bank. Even though they were the pioneers, they haven’t rested on their past successes. Instead, they keep pushing the boundaries of what laser measurers can do – the DISTO E7500i is proof!

Urceri Laser Measure
  • Extremely Accurate With 1/16mm Discrepancy
  • Portable, Compact Design
  • Level-II Laser


The Urceri Laser Measure is a top-notch, short-range distance measure with all the basic functions that you want and need. For less than $30, the Urceri Laser Measure can store up to 30 measurements with a 1/16th accuracy of 1/16”. This is a great indoor laser measurer that has the capability of working outside in certain low-light situations.

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Hilti 2062051 PD-E Laser Range Meter
  • Range Distance Of 656 Feet
  • Ultra-Accurate Range With 0.04” Discrepancies
  • IP65 Rated For Waterproof And Dustproof Protection


The Hilti PD-E is a powerful laser measurer that can measure up to 656 feet with 1mm accuracy. The tilt-sensor and smart measurement estimation features can make even the most difficult measurements a breeze. Plus, built-in functions like continuous measurements make the Hilti PD-E a favorite for anyone. This is built for any situation (indoors/outdoors) with a very bright display and optical viewfinder and a water and dust resistant housing.

How We Picked

For years, we’ve carried around big, bulky tape measures to help us measure boards, floor spaces, ceiling heights, yards lengths, and more. And while they’ve done the job (sometimes), they leave a lot to be desired. If you needed a LONG measuring tape, you would have to carry around a large, heavy tape measure on you or in your tool bag. If it wasn’t long enough, you would have to mark off where you were, remember how far you’ve already measured, and measure until you ran out of tape again. That’s a long, drawn-out process that shouldn’t be so hard or complicated.

If only there was something better…

A laser measurer is used by construction professionals and homeowners who need to measure large interior or exterior spaces. They are great for short and long-range distances, with the ability to reach up to 1,000 feet. They are extremely light and easy to carry, making them perfect for anyone.

Leica Geosystems was the first company to perfect the laser distance measurement technology. In 1993, they introduced the first laser measurer that changed distance measurements completely. And while the DISTO could only measure with an accuracy of ⅛” up to 100 feet, it radically changed the perception of tape measures forever. Since then, we’ve improved the technology tremendously, producing laser measurers that can easily measure up to 1000 feet with .001 precision.

Laser distance measurers have a variety of features including the ability to measure in feet, inches, and/or meters. Some are equipped with data storage capability, making it possible to look back at previous measurements and add/subtract measurements for longer jobs. Some can perform more complex calculations like area and volume. Getting even fancier, some have Bluetooth connectivity where they can input data directly to your phone, tablet, or other connecting devices. Ultimately, these aren’t the same measurement devices your grandparents used.

With all that being said, there are hundreds of laser measurers on the market. How do you know which one is right for you? Today, we are going to help narrow down your search dramatically. We’ve found twelve laser measurers that should work for your need sufficiently. We even provide a breakdown of what we look for to rank each of these.

1. Urceri Laser Measure

Urceri Laser Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 197 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

The Urceri Laser Measure is accurate within 1/16mm and comes with multiple measurement variations including inches, feet, and meters.

Urceri Laser Measure display

It also handles more complex measurements like distance, area, volume, and more. The included bubble level ensures a clean, accurate measurement every time. It even has a self-calibration feature which makes it easy to readjust if it seems “off”.

Urceri Laser Measure and wood chippings

The Urceri can store up to 30 previous data measurements, saving you time as you don’t have to stop to log every single measurement. For less than $30, this is a steal. With features that are found on more expensive models, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better deal.

What We Like

The large, brightly lit display makes it easy to read in all conditions (day or night). With a range distance of 197, this is a great option for any homeowner and most project/construction workers. The self-calibration removes any doubt that you have the right measurements every single time. Plus, the onboard data storage makes it easy to get all the measurements before having to stop to log/write it down.

Overall

The Urceri Laser Measure comes with plenty of features found on higher-priced models. It looks great, works well, and has a pretty solid range. With the ability to switch between metric and imperial measurements, you’re sure to get the perfect reading/measurement every single time. The data storage feature is a lifesaver for anyone working on large projects and the price is extremely budget-friendly.

Urceri Laser Measure

  • Extremely Accurate With 1/16mm Discrepancy
  • Portable, Compact Design
  • Level-II Laser

2. Leica Disto D1

Leica Disto D1

Specs:
Range: Up To 130 Feet
Complex Calculations: No
Accuracy: 1/16”

From the original pioneers, we have an affordable, high-quality laser distance measurement device with a few extra “bells and whistles”. Starting out, this is accurate down to 1/16” while being able to measure ranges/distances of 130ft.

Leica Disto D1 and smartphone app

The biggest feature of the Disto D1 is its ability to connect via Bluetooth to the Leica Disto Sketch app which allows users to create floor plans and grid lines from their phone or tablet. This is especially useful for interior designs and floor planners.

Leica Disto D1 used by real estate agent

However, this unit is not able to handle complex formulas such as area and volume. Additionally, it does lack any type of onboard storage; but the data can be sent to the app instead.

What We Like

With the ability to connect to the Leica Disto Sketch app via Bluetooth, this is perfect for interior designers and floor planners. You can draw up measurements and gridlines with your smartphone or tablet without having to look everything up. Plus, it comes from the Leica brand which makes us a little biased.

Overall

While it does lack some of the calculation and storage features found on other models, you are getting a laser measurement device that can connect to your phone/tablet + app for under $100. This is great for inside use with a range of up to 130ft and an accuracy rating up to 1/16”. If you handle floor plans or blueprints of any kind, this is a great addition to your tool arsenal.

Leica Disto D1

  • Class II Laser
  • Simple Two-Button Interface
  • Connects To The Leica DISTO Sketch App

3. Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure

Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 196 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

With a range up to 196 feet with an accuracy down to 1/16”, the Tacklife HD60 is ready to tackle most any project you can throw at it.

Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure and accessories

It comes packed with features including measurement options such as automatic calculations for area and volume, the ability to store up to groups of data, and even switch between imperial and metric values. Plus, they made sure to protect the battery life by including an automatic shutoff feature that shuts down after 150 seconds of inactivity.

Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure used on construction site

Going a step further, the Tacklife HD60 has 2 bubble levels (horizontal + vertical) to make sure every measurement is perfect. And, it is covered by a 24-month manufacturer warranty that should give you a pretty good sense of durability.

What We Like

Let’s be real, the 24-month manufacturer warranty stands out. Generally, most companies only stand behind their electronic products for 90 days. We absolutely love this! Next, we love the easy-to-read display with high-contrast colors. Plus, the ability to store up to 30 groups of data really help keep the logging to a minimum.

Overall

The Tacklife HD60 is one of the simplest laser distance meters on the market right now. Even so, it has amazing precision all the way down to 1/16” which is comparable to higher-priced competitors (even on our list). It can handle small projects and even some mid-sized projects too. With other features like automatic shutoff, waterproof protection, and dustproof protection, it will last a long time.

Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure

  • 2 Built-In Bubble Levels
  • Switch Between Metric And Imperial Values
  • Automatic Shutoff Saves The Battery Life When Not In Use

4. Bosch BLAZE Laser Distance Measurer

Bosch BLAZE Laser Distance Measurer

Specs:
Range: Up To 65 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/8”

Next, the Bosch Blaze doesn’t set fires, but someone will think there’s a fire in your pants with how fast you move through all your measurements.

Bosch BLAZE Laser Distance Measurer and leash

With a range distance of 65 feet and an accuracy rating down to ⅛”, you’ll be able to blaze through small projects in no time. This is an easy-to-use range measurement device that is perfect for at-home or backyard projects, so long as the projects aren’t in direct sunlight. With real-time measurements, you can move to the exact spot you need without losing your focus.

Bosch BLAZE Laser Distance Measurer used for placing tiles in a straight line

Once where you need to be, one click is all it takes to lock in your measurement(s). It is extremely compact and fits comfortably inside of your pants pocket or tool chest/bag.

What We Like

This is one of the smallest laser measurement devices on our list. It fits in your front pocket without any issues (maybe a little bulge). All it takes is one button to get each measurement and you can switch between imperial and metric too.

Overall

For those looking for an easy-to-use, portable laser measurement device that doesn’t cost a ton, the Bosch Blaze GLM 20 is perfect. It is lightweight, simple to use, easy to read, and it doesn’t cost much. While it may not be loaded with a ton of features, it will easily handle most of your at-home and DIY needs.

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Bosch BLAZE Laser Distance Measurer

  • Class IIA Laser
  • Accurate Within 1/8″
  • One-Button Operation Mode

5. Leica DISTO D2

Leica DISTO D2

Specs:
Range: Up To 330 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

Leica is a brand that we trust for numerous reasons, though it is hard to argue with the company that made the first working laser distance measurement device. And, the Leica DISTO D2 improves upon the D1’s range with a distance of 330ft with an accuracy down to 1/16”. Again, this will work with the DISTO Sketch app, but it can also work with other apps too.

Leica DISTO D2 display

Other notable features of the D2 include a countdown timer and onboard data memory with the ability to store the last ten measurements. Most measurement devices struggle in the corners, but not the D2. The D2 has an intelligent automatic end piece that makes even the tightest of corners seem normal.

Leica DISTO D2 used in newly built house

And finally, it has the standard features that you would expect from a mid/high-end laser measurer with mathematical calculations for area, volume, and more.

What We Like

The Leica DISTO D2 offers everything we were missing from the D1, including area and Pythagoras measurements. Plus, the Bluetooth connectivity makes this a great option for distance measurements for floor plans and blueprints.

Overall

Leica produces a solid line of products that offer plenty of features and functions found on higher-priced devices. With the Bluetooth connectivity for multiple apps, this opens up a plethora of options that the D1 could not. With a dust and water-resistant shell, this is great for indoor and outdoor use.

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Leica DISTO D2

  • Intelligent End Piece For Hard To Reach Corners
  • Included Carrying Case/Sheath
  • Bluetooth 4.0

6. DEWALT Laser Measure

DEWALT Laser Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 330 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

With a trusted name like DEWALT, you expect quality and dependability. And with a price under $150, more than 4x the cost of some of the other models on this list, this instrument is best for professionals and those who trust DEWALT exclusively. Not to mention, this is designed to work seamlessly with the DEWALT tool connect app.

DEWALT Laser Measure display

Instead of buttons, the DEWALT Laser Measure uses a touchpad, which should be kept in mind if you have large fingers, regularly work with gloves, or get super dirty/greasy.

DEWALT Laser Measure and smartphone app

However, this is the only laser distance measure to come with a full-color display, making it easy to see and read the display in any environment.

What We Like

The full-color display makes it easy to see in any environment, even bright areas (i.e. direct sunlight). The Bluetooth connectivity to the DEWALT Tool Connect app is great for those who already have DEWALT tools in their arsenal or are looking to expand their DEWALT collection.

Overall

DEWALT is a premium brand, let’s not forget that. This still comes in under $150 and it is built for use (and abuse). This is a serious investment for the professional contractor who values a trusted and dependable brand like DEWALT. If you already have DEWALT tools (or the app), then this is the laser distance measure that you want. If not, this may make you change your mind about what you carry.

DEWALT Laser Measure

  • Long Range Of 330 Feet
  • Works With DEWALT Tool Connect App
  • Backed By The DEWALT Manufacturer’s Warranty

7. ieGeek Handheld Laster Distance Measure

ieGeek Handheld Laster Distance Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 328 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

The ieGeek has a durable, waterproof outer shell with a sleek design, making this instrument one of the most aesthetically appealing on our list.

ieGeek Handheld Laster Distance Measure and accessories

It can handle area, volume, and Pythagoras measurements, and comes with the standard output of meters/feet/inches selectable options. This device can add and subtract measurements plus store up to 30 measurements.

ieGeek Handheld Laster Distance Measure use case

The bubble levels on the top and side of the instrument ensure you have an accurate distance reading each time. ieGeek highly suggests against using the ieGeek Laser Distance Measure in direct sunlight as it could weaken the strength of the laser beams and produce inaccurate readings.

What We Like

The ieGeek has a solid waterproof and dustproof housing, making this the ideal laser distance measure if you regularly work outdoors. With the ability to store up to 30 measurements, you can keep moving forward without having to start/stop so frequently between measurements (no more pen and paper).

Overall

ieGeek has built a solid laser distance measure, but it does leave a little to be desired. Even though it is a sub-$75 device, ieGeek does discourage the use outside (especially in direct sunlight). While not a deal-breaker, this is a knock against a strong laser distance measure. It still has a waterproof/dustproof design, so it should be okay if you need to use it in a wet/dirty environment.

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ieGeek Handheld Laster Distance Measure

  • Large LCD For Easy Reading
  • Portable, Lightweight, And Compact
  • Waterproof/Dustproof Design

8. SUAOKI S9 Laser Distance Measure

SUAOKI S9 Laser Distance Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 330 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

The SUAOKI S9 330ft Laser Distance Measure features a Class II laser, rugged shell, and auto shut-off after 180 seconds of standby to preserve the battery on your device.

SUAOKI S9 Laser Distance Measure side

According to the product specifications, you can expect around 5,000 measurements from 2 AAA batteries before they need replacing. The SUAOKI S9 comes with the standard features you expect from a laser measure, including area, volume, Pythagoras measurements, and the ability to switch between feet, inches, and meters (imperial and metric).

SUAOKI S9 Laser Distance Measure used for measuring staircase

The SUAOKI S9 can store up to 20 previous measurements and comes with the option of setting your reference point at one of three locations on the device.

What We Like

The bubble levels are great for making sure everything is lined up right before measuring. With a battery life of more than 5,000 measurements, it will take you a while to bleed this one down.
And, the ability to store up to 20 measurements really helps cut down on your start/stop issues associated with paper logging.

Overall

The Suaoki S9 is a great measurement device at a moderate price point. It may not have as many of the bells and whistles that some of the other devices on this list have, but if you need a standard laser measure for distances of up to 330 feet, then this is a great starter option.

SUAOKI S9 Laser Distance Measure

  • Long-Range Distance Up To 330 Feet
  • 3 Points Of Reference (Front, Rear, Rear Piece For Corners)
  • Durable, Rubber Housing For Bump Protection

9. Hilti 2062051 PD-E Laser Range Meter

Hilti 2062051 PD-E Laser Range Meter

Specs:
Range: Up To 656 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/25”

The Hilti PD-E laser distance measure is a serious tool designed with professionals in mind. The Hilti PD-E laser features a variety of functions like the standard addition, subtraction, area, volume and Pythagoras measurements, plus a host of new functions like painter’s area, trapezoid, and indirect measurements.

Hilti 2062051 PD-E Laser Range Meter display

This instrument can hold up to 30 measurements and the outdoor mode ensures you can read your screen measurements in direct sunlight. The rugged exterior of this device makes dependable at any construction site. Plus, it includes the ability to measure water level, a function not seen on any of the shorter distance models reviewed above.

 

Finally, its built-in tilt sensor ensures that every measurement is made from/on a straight line, without having to rely on bubble levelers to achieve accurate measurements.

What We Like

The Hilti brand offers an unbeatable customer satisfaction guarantee and warranty on its devices. The 20-year parts and manufacturer’s warranty are absolutely unheard of (or was). With an accuracy rating of 1/25”, you’ll never have to measure twice.

Overall

This is a serious device for the serious professional. From long-range/high measurements to water depth and beyond, this instrument will cover all your measurement needs. Despite its increased range of features, you’ll still get around 5,000 measurements from this device before having the switch out the batteries.

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Hilti 2062051 PD-E Laser Range Meter

  • Range Distance Of 656 Feet
  • Ultra-Accurate Range With 0.04” Discrepancies
  • IP65 Rated For Waterproof And Dustproof Protection

10. BOSCH GLM400CL Blaze Outdoor Connected Laser Measure

BOSCH GLM400CL Blaze Outdoor Connected Laser Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 400 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

The Bosch GLM is the shortest long-distance laser measure on our list, but this handheld device packs a big punch for such a small size.

BOSCH GLM400CL select options

The rechargeable lithium-ion battery means you will never have to worry about running out of juice unless you forget to charge it. The camera feature on the Bosch GLM400CL makes finding the end laser point convenient. The Bosch GLM connects to the Bosch MeasureOn app, providing real-time data to your mobile device(s).

BOSCH GLM400CL on construction site

And, this laser measure can take up to 11 different measurements including length, area, volume, indirect functions, and standard addition/subtraction computations. The full-color display is absolutely gorgeous and makes selecting your desired mode a breeze. The expansive memory on the Bosch GLM can store up to 600 images.

What We Like

This has one of the most amazing looking displays for a laser measure. It is easy to see and read in any environment. The small size of this powerful device gives you all the high-tech aspects you could ask for in a laser distance measure without having to carry around extra equipment.

Overall

Landing at a price of less than $300, this is a powerful laser distance measurement device that is better than the rest. It keeps up with some of the more expensive options on the market without breaking the bank. It has more than enough features and functions while still being dependable. The rechargeable battery and gorgeous display alone are good enough reasons to WANT this laser measure.

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BOSCH GLM400CL Blaze Outdoor Connected Laser Measure

  • Ultra-Bright, Color Display
  • Range Distance Of 400 Feet
  • Built-In Rechargeable Battery

11. Leica DISTO E7500i Laser Distance Measure

Leica DISTO E7500i Laser Distance Measure

Specs:
Range: Up To 660 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

Similar in size and functionality to the Bosch mentioned above, the Leica DISTO E7500i packs a ton of tech into a small, handheld device. The Leica DISTO E7500i comes with the Bluetooth connectivity you expect from this brand, with a camera that has up to a 4x zoom feature making it easy to find distance points inside/outside a breeze.

Leica DISTO E7500i Laser Distance Measure and case

The dust-tight and waterproof exterior makes the Leica DISTO E7500i great for any job, both inside and outside. And, if you thought the Bosch’s 11 measurement modes were impressive, the Leica DISTO has 14 measurement modes including decimal feet and decimal inches.

 

The smart horizontal measurement feature of this device allows users to take measurements over objects to find the distance to their endpoint. The tilt sensor in the Leica DISTO E7500i takes the guesswork out of trying to lock onto your target while using manual bubble levels, which is made even easier by the full-color point finder display. Like all Leica DISTO devices, the E7500i connects to the Leica DISTO Sketch app allowing you to create plans in real-time from your phone or tablet.

What We Like

The 1mm accuracy is about as precise as it gets, and Leica holds itself to its high standards by claiming that this level of accuracy can be achieved in any condition, not just stable indoor environments.

Overall

The Leica DISTO E7500i is a powerful laser distance measure that is advanced enough to handle any job. With all those features, however, the two AA batteries required to power the device just don’t cut it. An average five-hour battery life is all that you can expect on the Leica DISTO E7500i. So, as long as you have a pair of backup batteries, you’ll love the E7500i.

Leica DISTO E7500i Laser Distance Measure

  • Range Distance Of 660 Feet
  • ISO 16331-1 Certified
  • IP65 Rated

12. Leica DISTO s910 Pro Pack

Leica DISTO s910 Pro Pack

Specs:
Range: Up To 984 Feet
Complex Calculations: Yes
Accuracy: 1/16”

Finishing out our list, the Leica DISTO brand is known for its Bluetooth integration and high-tech style of delivering measurements, but the Leica DISTO S910 takes it a step further with this advanced model.

Leica DISTO s910 Pro Pack laser lens

With the Leica DISTO S910, you can remotely identify two points and be given an automatic calculation of the distance, including slope and angle. The dust-proof and water-resistant exterior ensure you can get the most out of this laser distance measure on any construction site.

Leica DISTO s910 Pro Pack and accessories

The full-color display and on-screen targeting make using this laser distance measure a breeze, and with the capability of measuring a whopping 984 feet, there is no job too big for the Leica DISTO S910.

Leica DISTO s910 Pro Pack on construction site

The manufacturer recommends this model if you intend to primarily take point-to-point measurements.

What We Like

The Leica DISTO S910 is about as high-tech as you can ask for. With so many features and functions, plus the ability to measure almost 1/5 of a mile, this can handle the largest jobs you can think of.

Overall

The DISTO S910 is absolutely the best laser measure on our list if distance is important to you. This was built for the sole purpose of measuring from point-to-point with great accuracy and distance. While it is capable of taking other measures like the other laser measurers on our list, it probably isn’t the best investment unless your jobs are fairly large.

Leica DISTO s910 Pro Pack

  • Massive Range Of 984 Feet
  • Comes With A Ton Of Accessories
  • IP54 Rated

Buying Guide

Range

Being that these devices are used for measurements, the distance that they can measure/range can greatly impact your purchasing decision. Some laser measures are only able to work in small, confined spaces while some are designed to work in any environment. If you are working in a large area with a laser measurement device that can not reach from wall-to-wall, then it is not a good option for you. Make sure you find a laser measurement device that can exceed your range needs (maximum distance).

Accuracy

Even if a laser measurement device can measure out to over 1,000 feet, if it is off by several inches, it can cause a lot of problems/headaches. Most of the laser measurement devices on our list can accurately measure with a discrepancy of less than 2mm. Some of the budget-friendly laser measurement devices (not on our list) can be off by as much as 2 or 3 inches. Honestly, any device that is off by more than 2mm is probably not a device you want.

Extra Features

Next, you need to look for a laser measurement device that has a few extra features built in. Some of those features would include Bluetooth connectivity and data logging/storage. Other features would include area and volume calculations plus a few other more complex calculations.

Durability

The chance that you will be measuring a dollhouse with one of these is minimal. Instead, you will most likely be using it in some form of a working environment. As such, they need to be strong and durable, able to withstand all types of abuse including drops. Some are built specifically for indoor use only being they are not as durable as once built for exterior and interior use. Look for laser measurement devices that have a strong, durable case and are waterproof and/or dustproof.

Price

We will keep this short and sweet, but the price of your laser measurement device matters. If you are a homeowner who just wants an accurate device, then a budget-friendly option will most likely cover all your needs. However, if you are a professional that uses measurements on a day-to-day basis, then you will probably want to opt for a more premium pick (which will cost more). Focus on what you need, know your budget, and see if the two meet in the middle. If not, then you will either need to adjust your budget or your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Distance Measurers

Q: Why are laser distance measures better than tape measures?

A: While a tape measure can be helpful, they are bulky have serious limitations. When accuracy is important (when is it not?), you need a device that can guarantee it. Laser measurers are accurate up to 1mm with the ability to make complex calculations instantly. Plus, they can store all the measurements for review later and even send the measurements to a smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth connectivity for added convenience.

Q: How can you tell if a laser distance measure if made for indoors/outdoors?

A: One of the easiest ways to tell is to look at its maximum distance rating. Short- range lasers are built for inside jobs as they intend for the user to eyeball/spot the laser without help. Lasers built for outside use are equipped with longer range distance, powerful lasers, and even optical devices to help pinpoint where you are measuring to.

Q. Should I purchase a warranty for my laser distance measure?

A. Most of the established brands already offer decent warranties for their devices. Brands like Hilti, DEWALT, and Bosch have a minimum offering of one year. However, there is a good chance that you might damage your laser measurement device if you work in a hard-hitting environment. As such, you might want to consider an additional warranty package if it is offered (dependent on price).

Q: How important is it to store data on previous measurements?

A: For the most part, this is more user preference than anything else. Although, having the ability to store previous measurements can save you a lot of time of logging as the other method requires using pen and paper (this can be time-consuming; stop-and-start).

Q: How precise are bubble levels?

A: Almost all laser distance measures on this list contain a bubble level or smart technology to ensure straight lines. If you get your bubble in the middle of the lines, there is a good chance you are level. Very rarely are bubble levels “out of level”.

Q: Is Bluetooth connectivity essential for a laser distance measure?

A: Nope, but it sure is a nice feature to have. Some models come with the ability to upload measurements into your smartphone or tablet instantly. When used with certain apps, this can help you with floor plans and blueprints. Of course, this could be helpful if you are a home builder or remodeler who wants the ability to show clients in real-time what a floor plan would look like.

Q: What can laser distance measures be used for?

A: Here are some common things laser distance measures are used for:

  • Room Area
  • Ceiling Height
  • Square Footage
  • Roof Size
  • Tree Height
  • Lot Size
  • Building Height
  • Roof Angle
  • Sidewalk Length
  • Land Surveying
  • And More…

From small jobs like measuring a door frame to massive construction projects, there is always a use/reason to use a laser distance measurement device.

Q: How long will a laser measurement device last?

A: Most laser measurement devices will last for a long time. The battery inside, paired with a standard battery, should last longer than 10 years under normal use. In fact, there is a better chance that the casing will break before the battery will die. Most manufacturers provide a standard one-year warranty to cover their devices. Any manufacturer willing to put a longer warranty on it means that they trusted better than other devices in the market.

Conclusion

A laser distance measurer is just one of many tools that professionals need and depend on. These tools have managed to change the way we deal with large, complex measurements and/or jobs. A precision measurement tool means less wasted materials and problems. It helps to increase structural safety and gives you a little extra peace of mind.

Laser distance measurers have helped remove a certain level of human error, especially with the ability to perform complex calculations like volume and area. Plus, the ability to store the measurements on your device and/or phone remove the need for other items like the “trusty, old pen and paper” method.

Today, we gave you twelve options that we believe will fit your needs perfectly. We explained the criteria we used when considering each model, tried to answer any questions you might have, with the goal of helping you narrow down your search. Ultimately, we want you to leave here knowing exactly what you need and where to find.

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