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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:52 am 
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I need something to measure large rooms - I'm not willing to spend a lot, so am not expecting accuracy, but any recommendations ?

I guess £50 would be my max, but cheaper is better, and accurate to about 5mm would be more than enough.

So, help me spend my money please !


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No experience of it, but seen a Stabila 30m one for about £50 in a few places lately....and a BoschPro for just a few quid more.
Plenty of cheaper one about, SF do a Titan one for £20.

I suppose if accuracy isn't that important a cheaper one should be fine...?


Just make sure you keep new batteries handy :thumbright:

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I bought a Lidl one for a tenner. Accuracy is 10mm, or at least the display gives two decimal places. Seems accurate for large flat surfaces like rooms.


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I bought this one - https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1 after having bought the equivalent green Bosch one which fell apart after dropping it. It does the job. Might help to have a piece of reflective card to assist in bright sunlit rooms.

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Dave54 wrote:
I bought a Lidl one for a tenner. Accuracy is 10mm, or at least the display gives two decimal places. Seems accurate for large flat surfaces like rooms.


But of course it's an ultrasonic measure not a laser one. . .


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If you go to about £95 you can get a basic Leica (a D1 or a D110) which work well, 40m and 60m range accuracy 2mm +/- and 1.5mm +/- respectively. Thay are about the lowest spec I see myself using (I currently have an X310 because it has trig functions (such as finding height by measuring distances to top and bottom of an item, area calculation, etc) built-in. You get used to taking measure this way and the accuracy is astounding - for example they are good enough to measure skirting boards in awkward rooms. Whilst the named players really start at circa £55 and upwards (for items such as the Bosch DLE40 - a bit basic but 40m range and 1.5mm +/_ accuracy) there are Chinese low-cost units on places like Amazon Marketplace friom just over £20 (search for "laser range finder"). It's just that I wouldn't trust any of them to last more than a month and what's support goingf to be like? Were I buying one of them I'd stick to the products actually supplied by Amazon because then you have some come back.

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i bought an aldi one for about £25 a while back. not all that hot if im honest. it measures out by a few mm

the mother has a leica d110 which is class. accurate as out.


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