TCredit: Amazonape measures have caught up with the 21st century thanks to the laser tape measure. Now struggling to measure those long distances can be easy using a laser tape measure. All you do is point the laser against the target you want to measure, then hit the read button and it will digitally display your measurement, to the exact point, on an easy to read LCD screen. The results you get are said to be 99.5 % accurate and will measure in feet, inches, or in metric dimensions, plus many more depending on the model type.
These tape measures are perfect to use in the home if you do a lot of DIY house work, or on a building site too. Laser tape measures have been around awhile so there is a nice wide selection of these techie tape measurers to choose from. Some of the best are as follows:
The CST Stanley 77-910 TLM100 FatMax Tru- Laser - The cost of this laser tape measure is roughly around $100. It is very easy to use, you just point at where you want to measure then press the button to get your measurement. The Stanly is one of the most accurate out of all sonic distance measurers. It is precisely accurate, up to ¼ inch to 100feet. The Stanley even measures in linear distances, can add and subtract distant measurements, and do calculation for you. It also features a nice good size LCD screen so there is no having to hold it at a certain angel to be able to read it. It is also super light weight which is what makes the Stanley TLM100 one of the best.
Zircon 58430 DMS50L 50 Ultrasonic Measure with Laser Targeting - The Zircon is a bit more affordable if you are on a budget, it costs only $44. It will measure in length, width, area, and volume for you easily with one hand. The only problem with the Zircon is you won’t get you an exact reading. It usually round off to the nearest inch. The Zircon is a good tapeless measurer to have if you wanting to do estimate measurements.
Before You Buy
If you find the laser tape measure appealing there are certain things you should be aware of before you go out and buy one.
1. Check distance of measuring -Not all laser tape measures will measure the same distance. Some laser measures can only measure so far. So if you need to measure long distances make sure that the laser measuring tape you are looking at can go that far.
2. Check Accuracy - Sure laser tape measures boast better accuracy, but not all necessarily do exactly what they quote. Be very careful when selecting your laser tape measurer. If you need a really accurate reading, double check to make sure your laser measurer can do so.