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Suggestions anyone use laser measuring device?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by petepaz, Feb 13, 2020.

  1. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    saw a a guy using a laser bosch laser measurer and wondering if anyone uses them?
    how good are they? any thing to look out for?
     
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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    I don't have a Bosch but mine will get you within a half inch or so. On flat surfaces you need a target of some sort on the opposing wall.
     
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  3. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    I use the Bosch GLM 50 CX. It's crazy accurate...down to 1/16" or even 1/32". I regularly check it against a tape measure to ensure its accurate.
     
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  4. greysquirrel

    greysquirrel Active Member

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    I have the bosch...up to 65' dead nuts
     
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  5. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    We have a spike by ike that pairs with a retired iphone. Salesmen carry it off to meet customers so they can estimate a face or building size without another trip and a bucket truck. It's close enough to get pricing.
     
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  6. LarryB

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    I’ve also got a Spike by Ike measuring tool. I confirm what Jburton says. It’s usually within an inch or so. I like that it puts the measurements on the drawing so you can email it.
     
  7. aerial

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    I have a Bosch and like it, but it can be hard to see the red dot on a bright day.
     
  8. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I have a laser tool too and your right, on sunny days its impossible to see
     
  9. Moze

    Moze Precision Sign Services

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    The enhancing glasses help significantly with visibility in bright conditions.
     
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  10. petepaz

    petepaz Major Contributor

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    thanks
     
  11. Dukenukem117

    Dukenukem117 Member

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    Most handhelds will promise 1/16" (+/- 1.5mm). Some will promise +/- 1mm but tend to cost several times more. I use them to measure for my miter saw.
     
  12. decalman

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    Maybe some day I can afford this. I'm guessing they cost 288.

    Graphic Tracer. 100.
    Font identifier. 49.
    Measering device. 288

    When does it end?

    CORRECTION .... I checked the price..wow only $ 29. I will keep this on my wish list.Its cheap enough. ( kinda
     
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