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The Laser Tape Measure versus the Steel Measuring Tape for the Contractor by Lascolaser.com
Leica Geosystems introduced the first hand-held laser distance meter in 1993. Although there are now at least 17 brands and 42 models on the market today, most all contractors still use the standard steel measuring tape.
Laser Distances Meters work by bouncing a visible laser beam off a stationary surface. They receive the reflection through a lens, calculate the phase shift or time of flight and translate the results into a digital measurement. The simple point-and-click operation normally delivers a measurement in less than a second and allows you to measure by yourself with minimal walking and climbing. You can purchase a basic laser distance meter for around $150.00. A good contractor model is around $250.00. At the other end, you can spend $400.00 to $600.00 and get even more advanced features. Advanced features include built in scopes or cameras that make it easier to aim at distant targets or in bright light when using outdoors. You can purchase a model now that has Bluetooth for use with either an IPad, Iphone or Android products.
For the contractor, the model I like best is the Leica Disto E7400x. This model is extremely rugged, has many great features built in for the contactor and is priced about $280 dollars.
Features of the Leica Disto E7400x
Range -2 in to 265ft
Smart Horizontal mode
IP65 Dust tight and water jet protected
Extra strong robust housing (5 ft. drop test)
Multifunctional end-piece with about –detection
Area, volume calculations
Memory (last 20 displays)
Power Range Technology
20 years ago Leica Geosystems invented and launched the first hand held laser distance meter and revolutionized the world of measuring. Today Leica Disto remains the bench mark and innovation leader in this technology category. Whether new construction, renovation or preparing a quotation, professionals depend on quick and accurate measurements – they depend on Leica Disto. Lasco Laser and Instrument Company has been a full line Leica Geosystems Disto dealer for 20 years.
About Lasco Laser & Instrument Company
LASCO Inc. has been serving the construction industry since 1975. We are the leading source for construction lasers, surveying instruments, automatic machine control systems and supplies for the entire construction industry. We are proud to represent names like Laser Alignment, Chicago Steel Tape, Leica Geosystems, Sokkia, Stabila, Agatec, David White, Pacific Laser Systems, and Crain to name just a few.
LASCO Inc. not only supplies the very best Laser and Instruments, but from our first day of business in 1975, it has provided the best in-house repair service in the world. We believe our service technicians are the best trained in the industry.
We provide both warranty and non-warranty in house repairs for most major brands of construction Lasers and Survey instruments offered on the market today.
For more information contact:
Dan Hill, Lasco Laser & Instrument Company
Toll Free (US/Canada): 866-374-5428 Tel: 616-949-5070 or DHill@lascolaser.com
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Name: Lasco Laser & Instrument Company.
Address: 3220 Jefferson Ave SE
City: Grand Rapids