A cool tool for the do-it-yourselfer, this laser ruler calculates length, square footage and cubic feet from as close as 2 feet to as far as 50 feet. The laser tape offers trouble-free and fast measurementsjust point and shoot, and the distance to the target is displayed on its LCD. It's accurateeven from a distanceand easy to use with a "Read" button, foot/meter select, volume, area, and memory input and recall. Perfect for painting, carpeting, landscaping and many other home projects. Max output less than 5mW. Wavelength 630-670 nm.
Granted, if you're into home repair, you've got a 25-foot steel tape in your toolbox. But how many times have you grumbled at it when it didn't stay rigid from across the room? Tapes have their purpose, but for estimated measurements of up to 50 feet, the Laser Tape is the way to go. Just point, press "read", and the distance is displayed in feet and inches or metric. It's simple to use and would be perfect for the homeowner trying to calculate how many gallons of paint to buy, how much vinyl flooring to get or even how much fertilizer to buy, provided you've got walls round your yard to bounce the laser off. It is, we must say, a little finicky, and it works best on monochromatic sold surfaces, but once you get the hang of it, it's a handy little tool.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste