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There's a thread on here from 3 years ago about it.. but wondering how many guys use them and whats the best model/brand for around $100?

Quality, durability and range is more important than accuracy.. I don't care if it's out 1/2" over 100'.. I just need to know is that about 100'?
 

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I dont use my Bosch much, Im more accurate with a tape and ruler.
 

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There's a thread on here from 3 years ago about it.. but wondering how many guys use them and whats the best model/brand for around $100?

Quality, durability and range is more important than accuracy.. I don't care if it's out 1/2" over 100'.. I just need to know is that about 100'?
What's that in millimeters?
 

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1.59mm accuracy over 39,624mm aka pretty damned accurate.

I just hate measuring tapes. I also hate horses and dinosaurs.
 

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1.59mm accuracy over 39,624mm aka pretty damned accurate.

I just hate measuring tapes. I also hate horses and dinosaurs.
Its not consistant I have found, for doing aluminium trunking/wiremold I want to be as tight as possible or a loose mitre sticks out like dogs balls.

I can use spatial recognition to estimate most things down to about 200mm for pipe runs and stuff, really dont have a use for one much anymore.
 

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I need it for estimating distances... to buy cable lengths and layout design. If I could shoot a laser quickly through an attic or crawl space without having to crawl around it, that's a time, money and aggravation saver!

I'll still use a measuring tape for small distances and where accuracy is critical.
 

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Yeah I mostly agree with chewie except when it's time to do architectural prints for contracts I do bust it out for layout. I'm thinking about getting one of the ones with bluetooth for laptop sync.

If I still crawled around in attics everyday I would probably use the Bosch more but I've been trying to get more into design.

The laser isn't too inaccurate but it is hard to tell if the dot is shining on an area with built-up drywall compound.

For inside corner dimensions I often use a folding rule with the slide extension, which is also useful for saving pipework angles.

If I don't have the folding rule or laser then measure a multiple of 10" from one wall, mark. Measure from other wall to mark and then add the easy round number to total measurement.
 

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Speaking of new toys I'm going to bring back up the http://www.electriciantalk.com/f14/wide-angle-camera-64490/ job pics truck camera thread soon once I do one more market search to see if I can find any other competitive models with these features:

  • Pocket size
  • Wide angle lens
  • 1080P Video @ 60
  • Slow motion video
  • Time lapse video
  • Remote control or wifi control
  • Mad stability control for video
  • Price under $300
If you're reading this thread and you know any other contenders to put up against the Panasonic LUMIX DMC-ZS30K please go over to that thread and we can have a proper showdown/shootout!
 
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