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Bosch GLM50 laser distance measure.

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  • #46027
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I am not comepletly comfortable with it yet but my GLM50 is quite capable of taking measurements for material cutting. I used it on a house full of closet rods and all but one came out perfect. The one that was off was off by three inches. I think that was operator error in reading.

    #46029
    jim_hunt17
    Pro
    Milwaukee, WI

    I see a lot of architects and contractors at work and i can’t recall the last time one of them actually took out a tape measure, they all use the laser. I would love to try out a laser but am with Brendan, for now I am good with my tape.

    Jim H.
    Milwaukee, WI

    #46033
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    The laser will never replace the tape for construction and building. If you need to set a post 4″ out from the wall or you need to set your cabinets 32″ apart for the oven. The tape is far superior to the laser for these applications. Remember the laser goes out till it hits something then returns to the sensor to make the measurement. If there is nothing out there to hit then there will be nothing to measure. If there is an object out there to hit and you are trying to set them a certain distance apart you will have to set them and measure. If it is not the correct width then you will have to readjust the objects and measure again. Over and over again until you have them set. Lasters don’t give you a continuous reading like sliding something along a tape measure.

    #46058
    redwood
    Pro

    Actually, mine can be set up to give continuous readings. I still would not use it in the way you are describing though.

    The way it works is if you were trying to find 90 deg. off a object, say a wall. You would sweep the LDM until the distance was the shortest, thus 90 deg. Or if you were walking towards or away from something and needed to be a specific distance away.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #46061

    These look really cool.

    Orange County, CA

    #46261

    They are definitely handy for measuring high ceilings or over areas where there isn’t a safe place to walk.

    #46278
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Actually, mine can be set up to give continuous readings. I still would not use it in the way you are describing though.

    The way it works is if you were trying to find 90 deg. off a object, say a wall. You would sweep the LDM until the distance was the shortest, thus 90 deg. Or if you were walking towards or away from something and needed to be a specific distance away.

    Mark that is a very neat feature. This could come in real handy in a large sq/ft project.

    #46279
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I forgot that the next step up from mine had the continuous mode. I really like the ability to sweep and measure corner to corner.

    #57357
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I was wondering if the GLM 50 can store measurments, or do you have to write down each one? Say I was measuring windows (w x h).

    #57364

    Actually, mine can be set up to give continuous readings. I still would not use it in the way you are describing though.

    The way it works is if you were trying to find 90 deg. off a object, say a wall. You would sweep the LDM until the distance was the shortest, thus 90 deg. Or if you were walking towards or away from something and needed to be a specific distance away.

    I hadn’t realized measuring lasers were now able to do this. That is really, really awesome. Have you actually used it to find 90 deg off of anything and was it sufficiently accurate?

    John S

    #57518

    The angle measuring is pretty cool — I noticed this in the Bosch video on Bosch’s website. Pretty slick.

    Orange County, CA

    #57622
    redwood
    Pro

    John, I have other lasers that I use for that task, but it will find square if it’s on a tripod and it will be as accurate as you can get it. You will need a plumb bob hanging from the tripod to the ground.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #57731

    Do any of you guys use this for measuring stock at a tool — i.e. miter saw or something where/when traditionally you would use a tape measure?

    Orange County, CA

    #57749
    redwood
    Pro

    Not me Scott. I’m not sure it’s practical in that situation. I suppose that you could put the LDM against the stop and measure to the blade, for cutting. I might just try that.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

    #60373
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Not me Scott. I’m not sure it’s practical in that situation. I suppose that you could put the LDM against the stop and measure to the blade, for cutting. I might just try that.

    Did you try it yet??

    #60433

    Do any of you guys use this for measuring stock at a tool — i.e. miter saw or something where/when traditionally you would use a tape measure?

    So you are wondering if it could work like a precision measuring guide system (like these: http://www.woodpeck.com/media/trak_stop_inst.pdf = http://www.rockler.com/kreg-precision-measuring-systems-kit or http://www.sawgear.com/Portals/0/Documents/SawGear-Brochure-FINAL-web.pdf)

    John S

    #72459
    MRenes
    Pro
    Vienna, Missouri

    I received one for Christmas, Ive used it around the house and such. I can’t wait to use it on the job. I know it will come in hand a lot and will save time reeling up the 50′ or 100′ tapes.

    #77740
    Westcoastredneck
    Pro
    Thousand Oaks, California

    How does this measure up, NO PUNN INTENDED, to the Hilti Laser Tape? I worked with the hilti one for years and its incredible Do you know how much this one is roughly?

    #77757

    How does this measure up, NO PUNN INTENDED, to the Hilti Laser Tape? I worked with the hilti one for years and its incredible Do you know how much this one is roughly?

    The Hilti or the Bosch? It also depends on which model Hilti you are referring to…
    The GLM 50 is something like $100 and I think the PD 5 (very basic model) is something like $250-350, but I am not positive. But that is just a basic laser distance measurer… Their other models start to get pretty pricey pretty fast. Just do a search for the PD 40 and 42.

    John S

    #77921
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    My DLR165 is right on with the #s .

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