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50 ft. Compact Laser Measure

  • Accurately measures within 1/8 of an inch
  • Measuring is quicker and more convient than a tape measure
  • Measures a distance up to 50 ft.
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Product Overview

The Bosch GLM 15 Laser Measure is the smallest, simplest way of measuring. Thanks to its laser precision technology and continuous measurement mode, it takes instant and reliable measurements up to 50 ft. so you can size up your job in seconds. Square and compact by design, the GLM 15 Laser Measure is ready for anywhere portability, fitting comfortably in your hand and easily into your pocket. With just 1 button and a shape that lets you measure in any position, the GLM 15 Laser Measure makes measuring easier and faster than a tape measure.
  • 1-button operation press button once to begin measuring in continuous mode, press same button again to hold measurement
  • Continuous measurement mode starts measuring as soon as it's turned on
  • Laser precision technology accuracy to 1/8 in.
  • Compact size and shape easily portable and will rest on any flat surface
  • Distance range measures up to 50 ft.
  • Includes 2 AAA batteries
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Excellent entry level laser measure
The bosch laser measure is a pretty straightforward tool that comes well packaged in a plastic shell package. It comes with the batteries and manual. The tool is pretty sturdy and from a few days of use, it appears that it will handle some falls. The laser measure is pretty accurate and allows you to store a previous reading while measuring a new one. You can also change between standard and metric units by powering down the unit, powering back up, and holding down the power button till the unit you need is displayed.
  • Recommended
14 found this review helpful
Simple to use and accurate
This is a simple measuring tool for measuring from point A to point B. It does not have other features so if you're looking for something that does other functions, this is not for you. If you are looking just to measure distances (up to 50 feet), this unit is accurate and very simple to use. The unit is powered by two AAA batteries which are included. You turn it on by pressing the red button on the front and it is ready to use. Measurements are taken from the base of the unit to whatever the laser is touching. If you want to lock in the measurement, you simply press and release the on/off button again. If you want to lock in a second measurement, you press and release the button again and both measurements will show on the display. Measurements are taken to the 1/16 of an inch so it is very accurate. When you want to turn the unit off, you just hold down the on/off button. I would definitely recommend this for simple measurements.
  • Recommended
9 found this review helpful
Very compact, very accurate, reliable in many different conditions and situations
Above all else, this laser measure actually works. I have used several of these at this exact same price point and they were inaccurate, unreliable and never showed the same measurement twice. Since I have been unwilling to pay the three digit price tag for supposedly "reliable" models, I had given up on laser measures. This Bosch model however (GLM 15) works very well. It measures accurately and it can repeat the same measurement in the same spot seemingly indefinitely. I tried it in the same spot repeating the same measurement and the only deviation (which only occurred once in 20 measuring cycles) was 1/16" - which is consistent with the accuracy stated in the manual. I have used it at night, during the day, indoors and outdoors in full sun. I even took some measurements between a wall and a window to see if it would work against the glass. Other than being somewhat difficult to see during full sunlight outdoors, it worked in all conditions and provided accurate measurements. This laser measure is small and very easy to use. There is a single button for all fuctions. Press it once to turn the laser on and take a measurement. Press it again to turn the laser off and hold the last measured distance. Press and hold to power down the unit. As the name and description state, this is a laser measure, meaning it only does one thing: measures. No area, volume, angles, midpoint, etc. It measures and it holds the previous measurement. (one block of memory, if you will). No calculations. I have included some pics to show the compact size and shape.
  • Recommended
13 found this review helpful
Huge Time Saver
I'm really impressed with this laser distance measure. It's super compact and lightweight. So much so that I keep forgetting which pocket I have it in when I'm working on a project. It's going to save so much time on tasks like installing crown molding. I won't need a helper to hold the other end of the tape! The physical size of the tool was a lot smaller than I realized it would be: 3 15/16"L x 1 3/8"W x 7/8"H. The bottom end and edges have a rubberized nonslip finish, but the actual bottom surface doesn't have any finish other than smooth plastic. There's also a spot on one side for attaching a lanyard to it. Operation is super simple: there's only one button. Click it once to turn on the unit in continuous measurement mode. Click it again to store a reading and turn off the beam. The distance measure will hold the last two measurements on the display. Click and hold to turn the unit off. If you want to change the units from standard to metric, click and hold while you're turning it on. Accuracy is great too. I tested it against my 35' tape measure at 5' increments. It was within 1/16" of the actual reading anywhere from 1' to 35' (that's the longest tape measure I had on hand). I found that measurements under 1' were often up to 1/8" off though. The minimum measurement I got the unit to display was 5 15/16", so the minimum operating distance from the surface to be measured is 2". It would have been nice if the tool itself had fractional inch markings along the body of it so that it would be useful for measuring smaller distances, but those could easily be scribed into the tool after purchase. Two AAA batteries are included with the unit. I don't have a number on how long they'll last, but I've been measuring everything in sight for fun, and I haven't noticed any issues with battery life so far. This tool offers great value for the price, you can't go wrong with choosing it! Side note: The distance measure also doubles as an entertaining way to keep your pets occupied chasing the laser!
  • Recommended
24 found this review helpful
Great tool to measure a room or longer distances, easy to use
This unit is very compact, fits easily in a pocket, and has an LED display. It is claimed accurate to 50 feet, within a 1/8 to a 1/16 inch. I tested it and found it very accurate, although for very precise trim work I would still back it up with a regular ruler. For almost any other application, this tool works great. It will measure distance and display it to a 1/16 of an inch. It will basically measure the distance to anything you bounce the red laser light off of, from any angle or location. It is by far the simplest way to measure anything of length. It was such a pleasure to not have the tape measure typically bend in the middle when trying to measure anything over 8 feet. A significant advantage is its ability to hold a measurement and then take another, especially if measuring a room dimension for paint or carpet. You can keep two measurements, which will save you time and aggravation when transferring the measurements to your material. I’m not the best at remembering measurements, and this tool solves that problem . Also great to use while on a ladder as you can make a measurement with one hand. Eliminates the need to have two people to measure longer distances. Simple to use, point and shoot, one button operation turns unit on and takes measurements. Auto off saves the battery. Distance measured is from the end of the unit to the bounce point of the laser. Highly recommended addition to your tool belt
  • Recommended
8 found this review helpful
Great little tool. I have become dependent on it over my tape measure. I just wish I could get it to measure in just inches.
    • Recommended
    GLM15 - worth to give it a try...
    This little device became my best buddy whenever i do any measurement, save time and very accurate
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    • Recommended
    Simple and Brilliant
    I'm a contractor who always has well built, quality tools. I have both the Bosch GLM 15 and GLM 50. The GLM 50 is incredible for projects, but for simple, quick, and accurate day to day measurements, the GLM 15 is the one I use. I love using it for framing and trim work especially with the ability to take one handed accurate measurements with one button, can't get easier than that. Also, the battery life is unbeatable.
      • Recommended
      Wonderful to a point
      I really like the features and it works pretty well for a lot of things. The 15m limit is a little limiting, and it won't work at all outdoors in the sunshine.
      Response from BOSCH Customer SupportApr 24, 2017
      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments and your satisfaction with this laser measurer is important to us. Please contact our Product Specialists at 1-877-267-2499 and we will be happy to assist you with any questions or issues you may be having with changing from feet to meter measurement. We look forward to hearing from you.
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      Great tool
      Once you've adapter yourself on not using the hook on a tape mesure, its a great tool. Very precis
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      • Recommended
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