Over at Amazon and Home Depot, this Bosch GLM 10 compact 35′ laser distance measuring tool is on sale for $25. Last year, it was $30.
This is a no-frills model, but if you don’t currently own a laser distance measuring tool, chances are this little guy can handle all of your needs.
Last night I was measuring TV viewing distances. I’ve been meaning to upgrade ours for a while, and just might do so during the upcoming holiday season. A laser distance measuring tool would have worked a lot better than the 25′ tape that I retrieved from the kitchen cabinet. I actually went to grab a laser, but I must have used it elsewhere and not returned it, so I grabbed the tape instead.
Laser distance measuring tools are great for unsupported interior measurements, quick measurements, and measurements in awkward spots where you can’t maneuver a tape easily or politely.
This is a very good buy, at $25. It’s a handy tool, and if you don’t already have a laser distance measuring tool, now’s a good time to think about it.
Accuracy is ±1/8″ at up to 35 feet.
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Over at Home Depot, they have the Bosch GLL 2 self-leveling cross-line red laser level on sale for $40.
I don’t remember seeing a brand-name cross-line laser this inexpensively priced before. I have not tested this model – yet – but I have worked with other Bosch laser levels that I really liked.
This is an entry-level model, but has all the makings of a good tool for DIYers and pros who don’t need extra features.
You can select between horizontal, vertical, and cross lines. The range is said to be up to 30 feet. It comes with an adjustable mounting accessory and (2) AA batteries.
Accuracy is ±3/16″ at 33 feet.
The self-leveling pendulum has a lock-out, for transport or storage.
There is a similar and I believe more recent model, GLL 30, which sells for $70 at Amazon. That model might be newer and updated, but its accuracy is a little worse, at ±5/16″ at 30 feet.