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  • #262090
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Does anyone here have the GLM50?

    #262114
    utopia78
    Pro
    Toronto, ON

    No, but I would like to get one soon. Be nice to hear what people have to say

    A Working Pro since 2004

    #262163
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    @jdw1865 has one. He might have a little info on it.
    http://bethepro.com/forums/topic/bosch-glm50-laser-distance-measure/

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #262175
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    I just made a swap for a GLM100, so far I like it but it will take me forever to learn how to use everything it dies.

    #262183
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Does anyone here have the GLM50?

    Nope, but it is on my list. Is that the one you broke the screen on Dirty?

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #262186

    No don’t have one, but if it works as well as the GLM15 that will be a handy unit to measure up to 165 feet or so. What was your experience with it @DirtyWhiteBoy?

    #262193
    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Sorry, I don’t, but I have the GLM 100 and it is a nice tool, even if my uses for it are limited.

    #262227
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Well it reads out in 32ths and I need to know how to change that to 16ths.

    #262285
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    jeesh 32ths is pretty accurate, that surprises me

    #262297
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    Well it reads out in 32ths and I need to know how to change that to 16ths.

    How accurate do you find it to be Dirty?

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #262338
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    Well it reads out in 32ths and I need to know how to change that to 16ths.

    Maybe Jim @bethepro could pass that question on to the right person? I can never remember the tag for the tech reps…Maybe @dabbs or @supimeister knows the tag for them?

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #262348
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I don’t know what the tag is either,

    Well it reads out in 32ths and I need to know how to change that to 16ths.

    Divide both numbers by 2 🙂

    Ok I just called Bosch for ya and he said the only measuring options are what ya see when scrolling through them and he says 1/16th” isn’t on it…So yeah, I guess divide by 2 like I said above

    #262432
    bethepro
    Keymaster
    Mt Prospect, IL

    Well it reads out in 32ths and I need to know how to change that to 16ths.

    Maybe Jim @bethepro could pass that question on to the right person? I can never remember the tag for the tech reps…Maybe @dabbs or @supimeister knows the tag for them?

    @Dabbs is 100% correct. It does not switch to the 1/16th. In fact, in order for it ro be accurate to 1/16th it has to measure to 1/32nd to account for plus/minus variance. If the tool is accurate to the 1/32nd, then it is measuring to the 1/64th to cover variance, and so on and so on. Short answer, divide by two if you need 1/8ths from 1/16ths. Buy a cheap calculator or use the one that comes on your phone.

    Cheers,

    jim

    Email us at bethepro@bethepro.com

    #262442
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    jeesh 32ths is pretty accurate, that surprises me

    That’s a great problem to have. I frequently measure to the 32nd for trim work. Most guys use some type of short hand for 32nds like. 3/16 light/heavy or 7/16 plus/minus.

    Jon P.
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    #262454
    crotalusco
    Pro
    west bend, wi

    jeesh 32ths is pretty accurate, that surprises me

    That’s a great problem to have. I frequently measure to the 32nd for trim work. Most guys use some type of short hand for 32nds like. 3/16 light/heavy or 7/16 plus/minus.

    I just didnt think they would get that accurate. Never though of using it for trim “final measurments” My main thought for its use would be rough framing or field measures

    #262458
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    We bid a big metal stud job recently with a lot of sloping walls and the like that will be 20’+ tall. I am hoping we get the job so I can try out mine for stud lengths. It would be faster than droping a tape.

    #262487
    kswiss
    Pro
    edmonton, AB

    We bid a big metal stud job recently with a lot of sloping walls and the like that will be 20’+ tall. I am hoping we get the job so I can try out mine for stud lengths. It would be faster than droping a tape.

    That’s a great use for it that I never even thought of thanks. I’ll have to add one of these to my wish list.

    #262547
    RyanF
    Pro

    We bid a big metal stud job recently with a lot of sloping walls and the like that will be 20’+ tall. I am hoping we get the job so I can try out mine for stud lengths. It would be faster than droping a tape.

    That’s exactly what I’m using one for this week. Not 20′, but it’s still easier. Even better for you. Just aim straight(ish). 🙂

    #262574
    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    We bid a big metal stud job recently with a lot of sloping walls and the like that will be 20’+ tall. I am hoping we get the job so I can try out mine for stud lengths. It would be faster than droping a tape.

    I don’t have the 50, but use the 15 and it works so good for this application.
    Mind you, I haven’t tried it on a 20′ steel stud wall…but for measuring between plates on layout marks it’s great!

    Lurking Hit and Run poster.

    #262661

    I can never remember the tag for the tech reps

    Jim already took care of this one obviously, but for future reference:

    http://bethepro.com/forums/topic/important-how-to-post-on-bosch-power-tools-customer-service/
    @ boschtoolsservice (no space)

    I haven’t seen them post in quite some time, but calling customer service has been pain free for me so far.

    John S

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