Laser Digital measurer

15 posts / 0 new
Last post
Robowski
Robowski's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 52 min ago
Joined: 03/30/2018 - 04:56
Posts: 112
Location: Australia
Laser Digital measurer

Hi everybody,

I’m looking at upgrading my old tape measures to the laser type.
This is only for home use and I don’t want to spend a fortune on some professional model that I would only use occasionally.
Has anybody bought a good budget measure that works well, from sites like eBay, Banggood etc?
I’m in Australia, so buying from USA or Europe can almost double the price with postage costs.
I have bought all my flashlights, batteries etc from Banggood because of free postage.
eBay can also have low postage costs especially from China.

thijsco19
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 12 min ago
Joined: 12/14/2012 - 16:18
Posts: 1229
Location: Nearby Rotterdam, the Netherlands

I dont have any experience with them but if I was looking to buy one and couldn’t find one locally I would probably get this one: https://www.banggood.com/UNI-T-UT392B-100M-Laser-Range-Finder-Distance-M....

RobertB
RobertB's picture
Offline
Last seen: 7 hours 57 min ago
Joined: 12/18/2015 - 17:49
Posts: 2591
Location: USA, Michigan

Bosch power tools should be available in Australia at most home improvement stores. The 60 to 120ft models range from $40 to $80 here in the US. Wouldn’t expect them to be much different in Aus.

There are some Bosch models in the 2 to $300 range, but they calculate all kinds of angles and other measurements. But if all you need is a basic unit, they aren’t that expensive

XXX-Man
XXX-Man's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 min 24 sec ago
Joined: 07/02/2016 - 04:50
Posts: 622
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

You can buy this one
https://www.banggood.com/KXL-E40-40M-High-Precision-Digital-Handheld-Las...?
I ordered 5pcs for me and friends and they all work perfect.

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured...the first thought forbidden...the first freedom denied – chains us all, irrevocably."

My reviews:

Sofirn SF36 /// Thorfire VG10S /// Sofirn C8F

Robowski
Robowski's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 52 min ago
Joined: 03/30/2018 - 04:56
Posts: 112
Location: Australia

Thanks all you guys for your advice.

RobertB – yes, the Bosch tools are widely available in Australia, and if I was to buy from a walk-in store, that is what I would get.

thijsco19 and XXX-Man, both your suggestions look like good ones to buy as well.
I will have a look at all of these and make a decision soon.

klrman
klrman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2016 - 22:44
Posts: 1381
Location: Canada
atbglenn
atbglenn's picture
Offline
Last seen: 43 min 6 sec ago
Joined: 07/29/2011 - 12:04
Posts: 5373
Location: Long Island, New York
klrman wrote:

I have this one.  It’s on sale right now and works perfect.


https://www.gearbest.com/laser-rangefinder-electronic-distance-meter/pp_366164.html?wid=1433363

I have the same one. Great display, and seems accurate enough. It has features I’ll never use.

The constitution must stand, especially the first and second amendments. One other thing, I support ICE 100% 

XXX-Man
XXX-Man's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 min 24 sec ago
Joined: 07/02/2016 - 04:50
Posts: 622
Location: Zagreb, Croatia

That’s the same one from my link.
Gearbest is cheaper now, so buy there Smile

When I was buying banggood was under $20.

"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured...the first thought forbidden...the first freedom denied – chains us all, irrevocably."

My reviews:

Sofirn SF36 /// Thorfire VG10S /// Sofirn C8F

Zulumoose
Zulumoose's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 32 min ago
Joined: 04/13/2017 - 09:25
Posts: 742
Location: South Africa

Just got the same one yesterday for a friend, tested it against a tape measure, 4.92m exactly on both across a room. Cost was $16 through Bilakos.

Beam me up!

klrman
klrman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 14 hours 10 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2016 - 22:44
Posts: 1381
Location: Canada

Got it from Bilakos too.  Couldn't resist that price.

Theodore41
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 7 min ago
Joined: 02/20/2016 - 12:57
Posts: 807
Location: Athens Greece.

I have bought from UK the following meter,which I think it is very good. 65m 213ft Digital Laser Distance Meter Test Range Finder Measure CEM LDM-65,but I see that it is available from Singapore as well.
https://www.ebay.com/p/65m-213ft-Digital-Laser-Distance-Meter-Test-Range...

Enderman
Enderman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 39 min ago
Joined: 11/03/2016 - 22:42
Posts: 3105
Location: Vancouver, Canada

I use this one because I needed very long range.
https://www.banggood.com/UNI-T-UT393B-150M-Laser-Range-Finder-Distance-M...
There are cheaper models with less range and features.

Robowski
Robowski's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 52 min ago
Joined: 03/30/2018 - 04:56
Posts: 112
Location: Australia

Thanks a lot guys. As some of you already own and recommend this one:

https://www.gearbest.com/laser-rangefinder-electronic-distance-meter/pp_...
I have just ordered it from Gearbest – it was US$20.24

That coupon code for $10 off only appears to work if you spend $50 or more.

Some of you mentioned Bilakos…
Is that another online store?

Pete7874
Pete7874's picture
Online
Last seen: 3 min 35 sec ago
Joined: 11/23/2011 - 16:47
Posts: 1659
Location: USA

Robowski wrote:
Thanks a lot guys. As some of you already own and recommend this one:

https://www.gearbest.com/laser-rangefinder-electronic-distance-meter/pp_...
I have just ordered it from Gearbest – it was US$20.24

I have that one as well. The only time I found its readings somewhat innacurate is when measuring fairly short distances, like under 12 inches. But for such short distances you can just use a ruler. Smile
Quote:
Some of you mentioned Bilakos…
Is that another online store?
bilakos is a BLF member who often provides discount codes for various merchandise. Here is his thread: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/57247
Robowski
Robowski's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 hour 52 min ago
Joined: 03/30/2018 - 04:56
Posts: 112
Location: Australia

Pete7874 – thanks for that info – as you said, for short measurements a ruler or tape would be fine.
I will also keep a look out for Bilakos’ codes and deals in future.