Model # GLM 40

Internet #204345098

Bosch 140 ft. Laser Distance Measurer

Discontinued Bosch

140 ft. Laser Distance Measurer

  • Includes belt pouch, hand strap and two AAA batteries
  • Continuous length for versatile applications
  • Backlit display for easy viewing
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Product Overview

The Bosch GLM 40 Laser Measure provides precise measurements of length, area and volume, with an accuracy of +/-1/16 in. The continuous-length measurement mode automatically adjusts measurements when walking off distances, just like a tape measure. With a 3-line backlit display and an IP54 rating, this laser measure is ready for any jobsite.

  • Precision laser measuring technology is accurate to within 1/16 in. (1.5 mm) in a 140 ft. range (42 m)
  • Measuring modes include length, area and volume
  • Automatic backlit display for convenient viewing
  • Four measurement units include feet and inches, decimal meters and decimal feet
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Customer Questions & Answers

Is it able to do indirect length measurements?

Asked by: Rich
No. However the GLM 40 X does have that capability and is much smaller then the GLM 40.
Answered by: DGiebel
Date published: 2015-11-11

will it work outside with a distance over 100 feet

Asked by: jd48455
This meter is spec'd to measure to a 140 feet linear distance. With that being said, I will add this comment. Measurements made outside in bright sun light can be a tricky task. The problem is, the laser spot, even on a white surface tends to be difficult to see, therefore, it can be hard to see what you are actually measuring too. The meter is able to see the reflected beam, and as long as the beam has a clear path back to the meter, and is within it's range limits, it can perform the measurement...
Answered by: BobC
Date published: 2015-11-26

Will the device show metric measurements?

I need the device that shows both metric and other
Asked by: Barn
Yes, metric and English
Answered by: Autobroker
Date published: 2015-12-29

Silly Question: Will this help measure the square footage of an area?

Would a carpet installer find this tool helpful?
Asked by: Valerie
Answered by: JD
Date published: 2015-11-20
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Customer Reviews

140 ft. Laser Distance Measurer is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 136.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful tool in small package Fantastic product. I had a window sill I had measured prior to buying and this unit measured it exactly to the mm! I reckon for distances under 3m this thing is more accurate than stated by Bosch.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate. Fast. I am a Steamfitter/pipefitter and bought this unit as I do a lot of work by myself. It is quite accurate and the measurements are good enough to be able to give them to a welder to build. It takes a little bit to get use to pushing the button when in awkward places. I like the fact that it measures from the back of the unit. Like any tool, if you don't take time to check you are measuring from the right place, it won't work well :)) I am hard on myself and hard on my equipment, so it is good that the Bosch tools are tough enough to stand up to my work.
Date published: 2016-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't know how I did my job without it! I have owned this tool for over two years now and couldn't get along without it. As an engineer doing field investigations or evaluations alone, I often need to take awkward measurements without any help. This tool is easy to use, make switching between units easy, and has proven very accurate and reliable. It also allows measurements beyond what most tapes will do and without the benefit of outside light.
Date published: 2016-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from extremely accurate but I found a glitch great product and was very happy to find you can measures in inches instead of just feet and inches like the 35' measure I was using before. I did find a glitch in the software though, when using inches to measure and accessing the memory it would show the results in meters. switching to the default ft in would work properly though
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works pretty well For measuring distances to loud speakers (something impossible to do with a tape measure), this is a good tool. I wish the display was visible through a greater angle, but since it save the measurement, that is a fairly small matter.
Date published: 2017-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bosch GLM 40 I really like my GLM 40. I use it in the Real Estate Business and it is quick to use and very accurage. There is very little lag time and it is easy to use. I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and easy to use Found it handy to keep in truck and use it often vs tape
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent. Big improvements over older models Really impressed with this little guy. Very accurate, and visible over long distances, particularly at twilight. I could generally repeat the same measurement repeatedly, which I can't say about every measuring device I've tried. I was able to get a 2 year old Bosch DLM130 to compare with the GLM40. The GLM40 has many improvements, including: 1. easier to read screen - clear plastic cover over LED protects and makes the screen very readable 2. backlight on the screen makes it readable in the dark. 3. two AAA batteries rather than four 4.display of 3 most recent measurements Both devices also had some of the same features, including: 1. Camera tripod attachment 2. measure from front or back of device 3. Change meter to feet (decimal and fraction for each.)
Date published: 2013-09-06
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