Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 131
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 somesolarguy Great value, fast and easy but NO INDIRECT measure feature as implied by graphic of measuring modes
Pay attention to the details on these items, it works great for just about all features but note that this model
does not include INDIRECT measure or Pythagoras feature built in... This is implied implied by graphic of measuring modes but if you are careful you will see this model isn't listed under that mode.. If this matters get a different more expensive unit. If you don't need this feature its great.
October 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by CH31 Good value, good product
The measurer has a lot of functions that may take a while to learn. But it's well worth it in the time you will save on the job once you know how to use all of the features.
October 18, 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