Rated 3.7 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jason Latest version is gimped
I am a construction estimator. I purchased the Tek4 laser distance measure (Model RP4010) about 2 years ago and it has been one of the most useful tools I have ever had, saving me untold hours of time. Mine was stolen a few weeks ago and I found it too hard to live without, so I bought a replacement yesterday. I opened it today and was very disappointed to find that the latest model, the RP4011lk, has been crippled in several ways.
First, the audible beep that confirms measurement or indicates failure to measure, has been removed. So instead of keeping your eyes on the laser where it should be, you have to look where the laser is pointing, then look at the screen to confirm measurement, and hope that the laser stays EXACTLY where you put it (good luck with that).
Second, decimal feet have been removed. Every surveyor and anyone making a technical drawing in english units will be using decimal feet.
Third, the old version had a button that activated a timer so you can stabilize the laser for a long shot. That has been removed.
I think the backlight may have been removed, but I'm not sure because I only handled it long enough to make one measurement and I got disgusted and returned it. The part that bothered me most is that the Tek4 tool display still has the RP4010 there on a retracting cable while they are selling the RP4011lk.
January 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EdSTL Best Laser for the money.
I'm a professional property preservation contractor and use this product almost daily.
I've used cheaper lasers and much more expensive lasers. This one is the best.
January 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by jonc Excellent
I borrowed this from my father recently to measure up a house. It was extremely handy. I doubted it, so i compared it to a tape measure several times, and it was always right on.
August 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by whitelighting this product makes measuring easy
every contractor should have this product in their toolbox.
February 28, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by andy bad news
I just got this. I placed the battery as directed put the cover on and nothing! I now attempted to remove the battery.... with no luck it is in there for good. No way to remove it. Stay away!
June 13, 2012