Home repairs and constructions are for the most part DIY tasks. In India, most people prefer repairing their own furniture and constructing simple home structures on their own. Why? Because to do most of these tasks you don't have to be a professional. All you need is the right equipment for the job. A valuable addition to your toolbox would be a laser range finder. If you are reading this piece, I am guessing that you don't like your usual tape measure. Probably, you want something more convenient and accurate. Well, if this is the case, then this piece is meant for you.
By the end of this critique, we want you to have a picture of some of the best rangefinders for artisans and engineers in India. You might be asking yourself, how does a rangefinder work? To answer your question, you must understand that rangefinders come in different models, depending on the area of application. For a simple measuring rangefinder, laser technology is the most efficient and receptive way to get results.
All laser range finders utilize the same concept. The finder emits a laser beam that hits an object which in turn reflects the beam back to the rangefinder’s receptor mirror. Afterward, the device calculates the distance by analyzing the time it took for the beam to travel to and fro the object, against the speed of light. This type of laser finder has numerous applications including shooting guns and measuring equipment. The main benefits of using a laser rangefinder in construction are accuracy and convenience. Here are some of the best rangefinders on the market today.
► Bosch GLM-30 Professional Laser Rangefinder
Bosch is not a new name in India’s electronics domain. Though based in Germany, the company has a substantial market share in India for electronic devices. Recently, we were given the privilege to review one of the company’s bestselling rangefinders for construction. The device we reviewed was none other than the sturdy Bosch GLM-30 Professional Laser Rangefinder. The GLM 30 is part of Bosch’s GLM series, which includes some of the most effective distance measuring gadgets like the GLM 50C and GLM 15. Particularly, here is why you should go for the GLM 30.
Total Precision: Since this device uses laser technology to detect distances, precision is a guaranteed factor. Bosch configured this device to work within a range of up to 30 meters. Although this gadget can’t really challenge more sophisticated rangefinders in its series, it still supports basic functionalities. For instance, this gadget lacks a Bluetooth feature which is present in the Bosch GLM 100 C Rangefinder. However, in its place, the GLM 30 uses an advanced auto sum function in collaboration with its laser technology to give you precise results.
→ Sturdy and lightweight design
When looking for a laser range finder for construction, durability is a significant factor to consider. This Bosch distance measurer has a compact ergonomic design that is complemented with a rubbery veneer. This design not only makes the gadget comfortable to use but also very tough on the outside.
One-button Operation: This pocket-sized rangefinder is also pretty easy to use. Bosch built the gadget with one quick access button. With this button, you can make measurements in the shortest time possible, all with one press of a button. What makes this device stand out from most rangefinders for construction is its wide 3-line display. On this display, you can view the distance measurements, observe flooring levels, as well as calculate the area of a region.
Cons: The only slight letdown with this device is that it works best in low light conditions or indoors. This gadget might disappoint you with outdoor usage.
|Measure||Area | Distance | Length | Volume | Continuous Measurement | Addition | Subtraction|
|Features||Backlight to increase visibility in low light | Pocket Size | Designed for Interior Use|
|Accuracy||+/- 1/16 Inch|
|Battery||2 AAA Batteries|
|Range||Up to 100-ft.|
|Sales Box||Bosch GLM 30 laser measurer | ID Tag | Manual | 2×AAA Batteries|
|Warranty||12 Months | Register with BOSCH to avail warranty|