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Bosch GLM50 laser distance measure.

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  • #77943
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    My DLR165 is right on with the #s .

    Mine too – had it for a few weeks now and it’s spot on every time, never short only a hair 1/16th long sometimes, but that could be my fault. Better long than short.

    #77946
    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    I have the Leica Disto D5 it really comes in handy for measuring between railing posts. Or between anything for that matter. It can also be used outdoors because it has a 4x viewfinder

    #77948
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    It is slick when I pull out the DLR165 and click between post and there’s the #.

    #77950
    Calidecks64
    Pro
    Anaheim Hills, Cali

    I do like Bosch they carry my company colors, black and royal blue

    #77962

    I have the Leica Disto D5 it really comes in handy for measuring between railing posts. Or between anything for that matter. It can also be used outdoors because it has a 4x viewfinder

    I don’t know a ton about Leica but from what I have heard they offer top notch products. Do you have anything else by them / are they well known for anything in particular?

    John S

    #77999
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I just saw that Ridgid came out with a laser that interfaces with their construction app. Basically it sends the dimensions wirelessly to your phone or tablet. Do you think if the Bosch had this feature you would use it?

    #78016
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    I just saw that Ridgid came out with a laser that interfaces with their construction app. Basically it sends the dimensions wirelessly to your phone or tablet. Do you think if the Bosch had this feature you would use it?

    It would be nice to have unlimited memory by interfacing with my iPhone. I think I’d use it. Actually I think I vaguely remember getting a Bosch Email about iPhone integration with their LDM…. Here it is the new GLM 100C

    #78025
    Nyx
    Pro
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Slick! I want it.

    #78029
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    Nice, I must have missed that Bosch announcement. I like the idea and it beats having to try and read my scratch notes.

    #78042
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I have the Leica Disto D5 it really comes in handy for measuring between railing posts. Or between anything for that matter. It can also be used outdoors because it has a 4x viewfinder

    I don’t know a ton about Leica but from what I have heard they offer top notch products. Do you have anything else by them / are they well known for anything in particular?

    From what I have heard the Leica is a better tool for outdoor measuring. Can someone verify this? Is it affected by sunny conditions? Heard that was a downside of the Bosch.

    #78048
    Moze
    Moderator
    Dallas, TX

    How large of a target do you need to hit with the laser to be able to use this effectively? Could you for example, measure in between thin door casing (the metal, commercial type)?

    Resident Sign Guy

    #78065

    From what I have heard the Leica is a better tool for outdoor measuring. Can someone verify this? Is it affected by sunny conditions? Heard that was a downside of the Bosch.

    That wouldn’t surprise me as being accurate. I know a few companies are making green lasers for increased visibility when outside… It is pretty amazing how strong the beam can be seen outside (at least, the green Hilti I saw was, but it was a rotating laser and not a distance measurer)

    John S

    #78103
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    Problem I have with outdoor measuring on mine which is the GLM50 is not so much accuracy but being able to see the laser marker to make sure I am in the right place for the measurement. I am still amazed how little movement on the laser can make a giant difference at 20-25 ft.

    #78118
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    I’ve never used green lasers on tools, but have a couple of pointers that are green. They are pretty slick and can be seen well.

    I can see being off a lot at that distance. So what you are saying is that as long as you see the laser, it’s good?

    #78123
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    My laser is red not green. I don’t know how that affects visibility. So far as long as I can get the dot on something I want to measure to and can see it, I have gotten measurements that I believe.

    #78145
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    The Leica is the way to go for outside no question. You’re never going to see a tiny dot over that kind of distance no matter the color. With the leica it works like a screen on a digital camera, you just zoom and put the crosshairs on the screen over the point, easy peasy.

    #78177
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    How large of a target do you need to hit with the laser to be able to use this effectively? Could you for example, measure in between thin door casing (the metal, commercial type)?

    Yes I think so, as long as you can hit it with the little red dot.

    #78181

    The Leica is the way to go for outside no question. You’re never going to see a tiny dot over that kind of distance no matter the color. With the leica it works like a screen on a digital camera, you just zoom and put the crosshairs on the screen over the point, easy peasy.

    Ohhh, that is pretty slick. Definitely takes the whole tiny dot issue out of the equation. I already glanced once at Leica’s prices and think I am happy finding dots. But that sounds like an impressive little toy indeed.

    John S

    #78248
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    The Leica is a pricey piece, but it seems to be well worth the cost if you are going to use one of these devices often. I think it goes to what you are going to be doing, and how much of it. I think the Leica is designed for massive construction sites for the measurement of large distances.

    #78270
    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    Ohhh, that is pretty slick. Definitely takes the whole tiny dot issue out of the equation. I already glanced once at Leica’s prices and think I am happy finding dots. But that sounds like an impressive little toy indeed.

    It is pricey for sure, it makes sense if you’re a framer, doing decks or outdoor concrete work. The distance is also quite good on it. I think you need to be using it a lot outside to justify the cost – but if you can it’s a great tool.

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