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Laser Tape Measure Has Made The Measurers Life Easy

Updated on July 12, 2013

The laser tape measure like the Leica DISTO makes measuring a one man task. You can now, at the press of a button, measure distances up to 100m to within a couple of millimeters accuracy in less than a few seconds.

This technology is available off the shelf for less than $500!

The Leica D5 (Laser Tape Measure)
The Leica D5 (Laser Tape Measure)

The possibilities for the laser tape measure are endless. But just consider the following trades

  • Architects
  • Facility Managers
  • Scaffolding Erectors
  • Civil Engineers
  • General Construction Companies
  • Carpet Installers
  • Joiners
  • Gardening and Landscaping Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Real Estate Agents
  • and many more .... the list is endless.


You can use the laser tape measure to calculate areas, volumes, triangular areas and derive distances using Pythagoras' theorem. So it is ideal for quick calculations of quantities required and associated costs for on the spot quotations. 

Technical Specification For The Leica D5 (Laser Tape Measure)

  • Typical measuring accuracy: ± 1.5 mm
  • Range: 0.05 to 200 m
  • Power Range Technology™: Yes
  • Distance in m: 10, 50, 100 m Ø laser-spot in mm: 6, 30, 60 mm
  • Tilt sensor:
  • Measurement range: ± 45°
  • Accuracy to laser beam: ± 0.3°
  • Accuracy to housing: ± 0.3°
  • Units in tilt sensor: 0.0°, 0.00%, mm/m, in/ft
  • 4-fold digital viewfinder: Yes
  • Store constant value: 1
  • Recall last values: 20
  • Time delay release (timer): Yes
  • Display illumination: Yes
  • Measuring units: 0.0000m, 0.000 m, 0.00 m, 0.00 ft, 0' 00" 1/32, 0.00 in, 0 1/32 in, 0.000 yd
  • Measurements per battery set: up to 5,000
  • Multifunctional end piece with automatic detection: Yes
  • Metal tripod mounting thread: Yes
  • Batteries: Typ AA 2x1,5V
  • Spray proof / dust protected IP54: Yes
  • Dimensions: 143.5x55x30 mm
  • Weight with batteries: 195g


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