|Item Weight||1.1 pounds|
|Package Dimensions||9.4 x 6.5 x 3 inches|
|Item model number||GLR500|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||30 Day Money Back Guarantee - 1 year warranty|
Bosch GLR500 Laser Distance Measurer
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- Multi-surface area mode calculates total area of several individual surfaces with common length or height
- Built-in memory storage stores up to 30 measurement modes and results
- Four measuring reference points: back, front, swing-out extension pin, center of optional tripod
- Incredibly accurate at +/- 0.04 inches (1.0 mm)
- Wide range--from 2 inches up to 500 feet
- Class IIa laser product, ≤1mW power output
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The Bosch GLR500 laser distance measurer relies on precision laser measuring technology, to provide results accurate to within +/- 0.04-inches (1.0mm) at distances up to 500 feet. This unit measures length, area, and volume, with multiple settings, including indirect length, double indirect, combined indirect, stake out, trapezoid, multi-surface area, and timer measurements. It features a quiet mode, and has a large, backlit, illuminated four-line display for easy readability. Four AAA batteries included.
From the Manufacturer
The Bosch GLR500 laser distance measurer is a convenient multifunctional laser rangefinder for indoor/outdoor applications. It provides fast, easy, and accurate measurements at distances of up to 500 feet.
Top customer reviews
I looked at lots of other distance measurement equipment before going with the GLR500. My second choice was the Leica unit, but in the end, I liked the feel of the Bosch in my hands a bit more. It's well made, seems to be sealed thoroughly and is easy enough to use that I didn't really need to do much more than skim through the instruction book to find all the features I need. It measures about anything you want, from straight lines to areas and volumes, to heights and distances using Pythagorean equations. The internal memory holds up to 30 values, and you can see more than one on the screen at a time. It displays length in any way you like, from feet to three decimal places to feet and 32nd inches, to yards and metric values. The display is large and easy to read, and it runs forever on four ordinary AAA batteries.
As one reviewer points out, the maximum range of 500 feet is probably a bit optimistic, but 300 feet is certainly doable, and more if you have a good reflective surface or dim ambient light. Otherwise, I really can't see anything to be critical of.
Of course, if you only need the occasional measurement, then the GLR500 is overkill - but boy is it a convenient thing to have in the toolbag. Definitely recommended!
Distance is excellent, and unlike my cheaper lasers (Stanley FatMax) it works quite will outside in fairly direct sunlight.
Also love the backlit screen for anyone who has tried to measure on a construction site with temp or no lighting.
Being able to turn on the target laser and leave it on is great for measuring things far overhead like spiral ductwork or flared column heads. I just turn it on and transcribe the ceiling features to the floor where they can be easily documented.
Constant measuring for longest distance (to measure square) or shortest (for tangent or perpendicular) is great.
Compact and durable. Love this thing.
This unit is more accurate than a metal tape measure for all those distances over 35 feet long. I used a tripod that had a 1/4 inch diameter threaded connection directly over the center of the legs. I then attached a plumb bob to the center tube. I placed a laser detector plate (I also own a CST/Berger 57-ALHVPKG Electronic Self Leveling Horizontal and Vertical Rotary Laser) at the farthest apart points of the house, creating a permanent "Check Point". Using dimensions from AutoCAD, I could then correct all the work points within 1/16 of an inch.
The problem that most people complain about when using a laser level, is that they get different measurements with repeated uses. The problem is not the unit, but trying to hold it still while taking the measurement. When using a tripod, there was not a chance of movement. As I would verify the dimensions, I would consistantly rechecked the results. Using the laser detector, the measurements were within (+ or -) 1/16 inches of the first dimension.
Using the same two check points, we also laid out the driveway, walkways, pool and pool house. This unit is much easier to use and has many more features than the less expensive DLR135, DLR165 units. I received a DLR135 as a bonus when I bought the CST/Berger. It is nice for what it is, but I needed the longer distance model.
I would definitely recommend this item.
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