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So easy to use, calculating areas and volumes a breeze!
A couple of months ago I saw the Bosch GLM 80 being used by our kitchen contractor to measure and quote a job. It looked so easy and accurate I ordered one on-line the...Read complete review
A couple of months ago I saw the Bosch GLM 80 being used by our kitchen contractor to measure and quote a job. It looked so easy and accurate I ordered one on-line the same evening. I've used it many times since, as we are having major renovations done to our home. Gone are the days when I struggled with a measuring tape that was too short or too bendy. The GLM 80 laser measures instantly and accurately every time. I've used it outside for fencing measurements too. I'm glad I've joined the laser measurement revolution!
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Angle measurements have serious limitations
While the advertisements describe the angle measuring range as being 0-360 degrees, what they don't tell you is that the laser switches off when you use the angle function. It is possible to...Read complete review
While the advertisements describe the angle measuring range as being 0-360 degrees, what they don't tell you is that the laser switches off when you use the angle function. It is possible to measure angles in other functions with the laser turned on, but in those settings the angle maxes out at +/- 60 degrees. So if you are like me, and wanting to measure both distances and angles, this may not be what you want.
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Accurate & Compact
from TN, United States
Comments about Bosch Tools Laser Distance and Angle Measurer:
I've only had the GLM 80 for a couple of weeks. I've been familiarizing myself with the operation of the unit. And though I think it will become much easier to use, the more I use it, I believe that instructions and reference card that come with the unit leave a person confused. They could have been written better. That's the only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5. I've taken measurements around the house, and a few outside the house-and because I was in the shade, I didn't have any issue with getting a reading. I'm curious to see how it goes when I get the chance to take some longer measurements outside. I've performed the multi measurement accuracy check of the unit (page 29 of the manual), and it was consistent within 0.003 feet, (very good in my opinion). I'm looking forward to using this tool to layout and build a new woodworking hobby shop.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Sorry I waited so long to get one
from Simi Valley, CA, United States
I have been using tape measures for building layout measurement for years. Lots of obstacles and time to get an accurate measurement. No more with the Bozch GLM80 is save time and get accuracy
from Ohio, United States
I love that I'm now able to measure some of the hard to reach and longer areas without needing a second person. The features on this model are great and have worked without problems.
from New York, United States
I really love this tool- it has so many more features than others that are more expensive. You can not only measure straight, you can get grade, slope, height, area and more. There is so much packed into this yet did I tell you it will also measure distance? Great buy!
Perfect for a Realto
I use this to measure everything including rooms sizes, ceiling heights etc.
simple,accurate & reliable
from Hexham, England, United Kingdom
I'm a big bosch fan, this has to be the best purchase I've made, even stores the sizes for later, battery last for ever too, can't fault it. well done bosch.
Excellent, Excellent tool!
from Petersfield, MB, Canada
I've been using this tool for at least 6 months now and after tying a few of the other major brands like Leica and Dewalt, this is by far the most dependable and best on the market. Battery lasts forever and does not go dead when you least expect it. Very Precise and almost completely replaces my tape measure. I'd recommend it to any builder of designer.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Worth the price!
from Victoria, BC, Canada
Being involved in architectural design, my reason for purchasing this GLM 80 (and R60 level attachment as a combo kit) was to make site and house measuring quicker and more accurate. This is my first laser measurer and so can only compare it against the manual measuring tape technique I have been using for over 25 years. Since purchasing it 6 weeks ago I have used both the laser distance measurer and digital level attachment to do measurements on the interior and exteriors of three separate houses that I needed to do renovation designs for. The measurer has a bunch of different function options that seem technically intimidating at first, but I found everything very comprehensively displayed, systematic and user friendly right from the start. The instructions are good with easy to follow pictures and I found the learning curve to use the measurer to its full capacity is quite short and spot-on accurate over both short and long distances. I would however highly recommend using a decent tripod for measuring lengths greater than 50 feet or for the indirect height/combined indirect height measurements, because shaky hands, winds or awkward terrain can skew your results if relying just upon the stability of your own hands for accurate measurements. The digital level attachment is an incredible tool to use as an inclinometer (measuring roof slope ratios, driveway or stair/railing slopes) and the measurer fits safely and snugly into the level without any problems. At 24" long the level is an adequate length for my purposes, but I can see how a 36" or 48" length option would be beneficial for some people. All in all I have been very pleased with this combo kit and look forward to many years of use from it. Although some may consider it a bit pricey to purchase, I have found the combo kit to save me a heap of time and money, particularly because I do not need an additional person to be on site with me to "hold the other end of the sagging tape measure". In my opinion, the purchase price of the combo kit paid for itself just from the efficiency it created at the first job. I'd highly recommend it.
another fine tool from bosch
from tacoma wa
gets rid of the need of the guy on the dumb end time saver
Great! Easy to use.
from Wylie, TX, United States
Placing foundation sticks is really easy. Have yet to read the manual as everything I need seems intuitive. I was able to position a fence easily. My neighbor's house was my reference and held the GLM 80 against a vertical rebar. Used my GLM 80 in laying out a work shelf that would also hold my computer. Getting distances was a snap AND did not have to move furniture! I am sure it will make not only laying out posts for a pole barn but the installation as well.
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