Great little tool.
I got one of these a while back with the notion I would use it for running base. I have used it extensively for that and have found it to be very accurate and reliable. My experience has been to take 1/16' off the reading for base and its spot on with a good tight fit. I recently used it on a frame job for doing frost walls that were required to be cut tight and it saved a lot of time and proved to be right useful framing too. Its got a place in my belt and I have found great situations where its easier and more accurate then to pull out my tape. Only reason I didnt give it a 5 is because the model I have cant read in inches only only feet/inches which I hear is now offered. Small detail but I find it less confusing when working with others to keep it as simple as possible when giving a cut list.
This unit has been dropped, dropped on and generally abused and for such an accurate tool it has yet to miss a beat...
December 14, 2012
A real time saver
Accurate within +/- 1/4" at max distance. Incredible!
September 4, 2012
I work in the industrial field doing overhead doors. I need to find not only door heights and width I need the first overhead obstruction some are as much as 45' no tape is going to get you there
July 8, 2012
Great for indoor measurements
Works great indoors and outside during low light. Bright light washes out any laser used outdoors unless you have video assist (generally adds big bucks). This is a very basic unit which is rugged, accurate, trouble free and simple to use - point and shoot. It has a nice click feature to tell you if measurement was made. If I am measuring indoors, I am going to use this tool before anything else. You must hold it still on a long distance shot which generally means brace it or use two hands. I am always carrying a clipboard or pencil so this is the only thing that can get awkward - but it beats a tape or wheel many times over. This is by far the best thing I have ever found to shoot ceiling heights or overhead objects (it works best at the end of a 4' level when shooting overhead). If you routinely measure anything indoors that requires more than a 16' tape - then you need the DLR130. This is the best tool in my toolbox.
July 7, 2012