Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 137
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Tony Works well, but don't use with metal studs!
This product is VERY handy when you have to measure from two common surfaces such as concrete to wood, wood to wood, and so forth. But I have found (to my sorrow) that it does NOT measure accurately whenever the laser is reflecting back from a shiny surface such as a galvanized metal stud or anything like that. I have had errors introduced that ranged from 1/2" to 1 1/14" OVER length, when measuring and having the laser bounce back from a metal stud or other very shiny reflective surface. This is really annoying, and can be a major issue if you are trying to eliminate waste or running short on materials. I have learned that I have to stick a piece of masking tape over the shiny surface to measure to it, and of course this it not always practical. (I bought this to measure heights in a home with 19' balloon walls, steel stud construction, so I would NOT have to climb so much.)
Just to be sure it was not operator error, the last time I checked I used the laser measure device and got a measurement of 94 3/8". I then checked with a physical tape measure, held tightly to both ends, and got a measurement of 93 3/4". Sure, I can always trim off the piece if it's a little too long, but that is wastage, both of time and material. An error of 5/8" in 8' is pretty significant, to me.
So, even though I said I would recommend this product, it is with RESERVATIONS.
September 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Joan great tool
Easy to set up and use. Better than previous distance measurer that I had.
August 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Retired Great indoor distance measuring tool
The accuracy of this tool is amazing. Indoors the measurements are quick and easy. I took one star off because outdoor measurements in my backyard are either very difficult or impossible. The sun light here in Southern California is bright and the laser dot is dim and very difficult to aim.
I took a bar off of the quality because the tripod screw hole is impossible to mount onto a tripod. The threads are plastic and all of my tripods have a metal screw mount. The tripod screw never seems to go in straight and it doesn't get tight because of this misalignment.
The value was very good because Home Depot had a sale on this model.
If I need to measure an indoor floor or a window size or doorway I'd try this tool before a tape measure. It's too much fun to use a laser dot and a tape measure always seems to bend at the wrong moment.
My recommendation is for indoor use anytime or outdoor use at night.
November 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SRG1 Great product
I work in disaster restoration.. When sewage floods a house the last thing I want to do is run an old fashion tape through that and then wind it up. This product is accurate and fast. Access to the battery is quick unlike some that have screws holding the cover in place. Battery life is good. I use it daily, I have dropped it many times and it is still running strong
October 5, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by rk2015 great
it is great for measuring around the home. It is not great for measuing long distance outside. Ir is to hard to see in the sun ight.
November 4, 2014