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Seeing the laser dot for inside measuring is no problem. Taking the laser distance meter outside is a different story.

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  • ISO rating.  When you are looking at laser distance meters an ISO rating is a world wide rating system for water and dust protection.
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    Ever get frustrated to take a few quick shots with you Leica Disto when you can't hold it steady enough to get a good measurement?  And you don't want to bother with dragging along a tripod?Read More

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    Ever get frustrated trying to take a quick shot with your Leica Disto E7400x, E7500 or E7500i when you can't
    hold it steady enough to get a good measurement?  And you don't want to bother with dragging along a tripod?

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    Many common measurements, like measuring a door or window rough opening, or across foundation forms to check square, are diagonal measurements that require tetting the Laser Distance Meter into a corner.  The problem is that the thickness of the base of some laser distance meters means you can't get it al the way into the corner, so your measurement will be off by the distance between the back of the tool and farthest reach of the corner. The solution is a flip-out extension, that is standard on all Leica Disto's E7300 and E7400x , that will fit all the way into the corner.

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    If you create sketches or work in programs like Auto Desk, Chief Architect or an iPad, there are mobile apps you can use to create detailed plans on your site.  Some, like the free Disto Sketch App, enable you to overlay measurements on photos you take with your mobile device.

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    If you use a measuring wheel or a long tape, think about the measurements that take the most time or are the most difficult to get and select a measuring tool that solves the problems you struggle with the most.

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    If you are a person that purchased a Sonic "Laser Tape" and you had a very bad experience, you are not alone.
    A few years ago a supplier who shall remain nameless flooded the market for the holiday season with a cheap
    sonic distance meter that had a laser pointer built in "for Dad".  As the name implies, a sonic distance meter
    bounces sound off an object to get a rough distance.Read More

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    Will I be using the Laser Distance Meter outdoors?

    I have been in the Laser and Instrument Business for 30 years.  I have been selling and servicing laser distance meters for over 20 years.  It is important to understand the issues that will arise when measuring outdoors with a Laser Meter.

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    The Leica Disto Meters is a hand held device that measures distances between two objects. The user aims a laser dot at an object, such as a wall, pole, cabinet or board.  The simple point click operation delivers a very fast and accurate measurement with the result easily read on the display. Read More

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