A laser measure is the quickest and easiest way to get measurements and convert them into just about any information you might need, from different measurements to unit conversations. Not all of these tools are created equal, though, which is why we researched some of the best-selling and most popular products and put together this laser measurer review. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the key features you should keep in mind.
Range: The is the length at which you can get an accurate measurement with the tool. They vary a lot, from 30 to 330 feet. Make sure you get one that has a range long enough for your projects.
Backlit: A backlit display is much easier to read, especially in low light. Most of these picks have one. If you’re planning to work at night or know that you’ll be working in a tight space, a backlit display is necessary.
Battery: Most of these measuring tools are powered by standard AAA batteries and a lot of them even come with the batteries included. We did find one that has a rechargeable lithium ion battery if you prefer that to AAAs.
Carrying Case: Some of these tools come with a carrying case or pouch. These are great because most of them attach to your belt so you always have your laser measure handy when you need it on the job.
Size: You can see by the dimensions of these products that they’re all pretty small. In fact, most of them can fit right inside your pocket which is super convenient if you’re already bogged down with tools and equipment.
Warranty: All of these products are covered by some kind of warranty and the coverage ranges from between 1 and 3 years. Make sure you know what’s covered for the product you choose and, more importantly, what isn’t covered.
Now that you know a little bit more about what to look for, let’s move on to the next part of our Laser measure buying guide. If you’re pressed for time, don’t worry. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so you’ll be sure to see them. If you can, stick around because all of these products are pretty great and each is unique in its own way. Alright, are you ready? Here we go!