Laser Tape Measure Review & Comparison
Laser tape measures are great tools that make closing claims a breeze. Not only do they let you allow you to measure interior and exterior spaces quickly and efficiently, but they also help you increase your scoping speed without sacrificing quality. There are a lot of options, and some are a big investment, so we want to break down the basics and help you decide which laser tape measure is right for you.
Each laser tape measure has options that you should understand before buying one – let’s talk about them.
Most adjusters use laser tapes for interior room measurements and short distance exterior measurements such as gutter downspouts and garage doors. For these types of measurement you can pretty much have all you will need without breaking the bank. Most of the options will run under $100 and you can expect to get 2-5 years of use out of them before they will wear out or break. Most adjusters use the Bosch brand. They are tried and trusted but there are multiple options out there such as Dewalt, Stanley, Ryobi and more.
The big boys
Depending on the types of structures you’re going to be working on, you may need different features. The less expensive Lecia DISTO D2 has an accuracy of +/- 1/16″ and range up to 330′. The more powerful Leica DISTO E7500i has an accuracy of 1/16″ and range up to 660′. Both feature continuous measurement, but the E7500i also has area calculation and a pocket clip to accommodate its larger size. The E7500i features an outdoor viewfinder and Smart horizontal, and both can do Pythagoras Calculations. While the D2 is a good starter measure, the E7500i is a powerful and adaptable piece that can conquer any challenge it faces.