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Laser distance measure

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by stealthwolf, 18 Aug 2017.

  1. stealthwolf

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    I am struggling with trying to measure things especially in awkward places. Most recently, I was trying to measure up a new bath panel for a bath tub that's walled in on three sides, with one edge tucked in behind a sink. A complete pain in the proverbial and my measurements were ever so slightly off which annoyed me.

    I was toying with the idea of buying a laser measure to make my life easier - really for DIY - for tight spots/tricky areas where a tape measure is difficult to use, or distances longer than 5m.

    Are there any recommendations or brands to consider?
    I was looking at the Leica D110, D2 and X310.
    I think anything above £200 would be overkill for my needs.
     
  2. freddiemercurystwin

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    Anything from Leica will be good.
     
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  3. SammyInnit

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    Leica, dewalt or Hilti. The Bosch is supposed to be good too.
     
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  4. lostinthelight

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    Ive had a Lecia x310 for about a year now and the time and frustration it saves is worth every penny.
    litl
     
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  5. catlad

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    Bosch do some small laser measures
    I have one that does 40 or 50 mts and I have had it for
    about five years and cost about £60 I don't think
    you need to spend any more than that for the occasional use.
     
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  6. JobAndKnock

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    Another X310 user here. Has saved endless hassles on the job when taking inside measures on stair treads, window boards, all sorts of trapped pieces which were difficult to measure with a tape as well as being great for room estimations, etc. Thought it was a gimmick at first, wouldn't be without it now
     
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  7. stealthwolf

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    Thanks all. Ended up buying the x310.
     

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