Over at Amazon and Acme Tools, they have the Bosch GLM 20 laser distance measuring tool on sale for $30.
This pocket-sized laser distance measuring tool came in 3 years ago, and has hovered at the $50 price point for much of the time. Looking at online price trackers, it briefly dropped to $40 a couple of times. From what I can see, $30 is its lowest price ever.
The Bosch GLM 20 is an appealing laser distance measuring tool, with decent features and more frills than some more basic models.
- 65 ft range
- ± 1/8 in. accuracy
- Backlit display
- Powered by 2 AAA batteries
- Weighs 0.2 lbs
- 4″ long x 1.4″ wide x 0.9″ tall
Compared to lesser lasers, the Bosch GLM 20 has a longer range, and also the backlit display. So, while it’s a lightly-frilled model, it does give you a little more than the most basic models.
Frankly, I really like this design. I have used a couple of Bosch one-button laser distance measuring tools, and they’re great.
No, it can’t do math or calculations. But the one-button design makes it quick, easy, and convenient to use when all you want or need are some quick distance measurements.
For wall-to-wall distances longer than a couple of feet, lasers are simply easier than trying to balance the standout of even the best tape measures. Even indoors and well within the range of 16′ and 25′ tape measures, a laser distance measuring tool can help eliminate frustrations or the need for a second pair of hands.
I don’t want to say that everyone should buy one, but… they really are indispensable, and the $30 price tag is both fair and compelling.
I’ve had great experiences with my Bosch laser distance measuring tools. This one has a longer range and backlit display compared to than their other one-button tools, and so I’d consider it to be better.
While there are smaller laser distance measuring tools out there, with built-in batteries and micro USB charging ports, I still like Bosch’s simple GLMs better. I’d rather have a larger tool that takes AAA batteries than a smaller one that I need to connect to a computer or wall adapter to recharge.
Amazon’s shipping ETA is currently said to be 1-3 weeks. Acme Tools is also awaiting inventory.