Bosch Laser Range Finder DLE40
Very simple (that's good)
One feature this has over all the others - it's exactly100mm front to back - a critical advantage for me. As my most common mistake is to record a measure from the front of the unit when I took it from the back or visa versa, with this, I can generally salvage the situation. For me this is a brilliant fail-safe. Makes you wonder what all the others (including Leica) were thinking! While distos generally have a front/back reading switch, as does this one, I find it dangerous to use because if I use it, given I will make mistakes, each measure could be one of three possibilities - measure+100, accurate or measure-100, whereas if I just make the adjustment in my head as I go, each reading would be either accurate or measure-100; just two possibilities and a vital difference. If the unit was something other than exactly 100mm front to back I'd have to use the switch to get the unit to do the adjustment and lose this advantage, which matters especially on a complex job. Other than that the unit is nicely shower/shock/dust proof and rugged (much tested in this department!). Its square flat base is really useful and small as it is, it still takes four batteries instead of two meaning battery life is good and long. It is perhaps just a bit too simple - it really ought to have a backlight, there's no previous readings memory and a level check would be nice, but the thought that has gone into it's basic design wins for me over the better spec'd units because I know that even in my hands it will get the job done.
24 Dec 2014
I have contemplated a laser measure for some time. I had a large plan drawing job come in and thought i would take the plunge. I am impressed how much time it saves and how easy this device is to use. I wish i had bought one years ago.
9 Dec 2014
Bosch - Dropped 2 Floors!
Great piece of kit!
I never leave feedback/reviews, but I really am pleased with this product..
I used to use one of these five years ago in a previous employment, dropped it off a two storey building onto concrete in Poundbury, picked it up and tested it against a tape measure - still working perfect! So i've bought one for myself :)
It use to have a small fold out pin to get into corners, however this isn't there no more? Was useful at the time..
26 Nov 2014
Very, very accurate!
I bought this to use in my electrical business and have found it seriously accurate in use.
Also found this good for property renovation. Sometimes old floors are unsafe to walk on and this device lets you get all the measurements for the room from the doorway - brilliant!
Also, no security problems taking abroad in hand luggage when doing overseas work.
Best value of any I've seen.
16 Nov 2014