This Tool Really Measures Up

A common tool found in the average toolbox is the tape measure. Tape measures com in many shapes and sizes, with different features. They come with caveats though, for example they tend to bend if not extended over a surface. This requires me to use two people to handle the tape measure, one holding the tool and one holding the other end. Also, tape measures restrict me on the length they can reach. This review is on a distance measuring tool that fixes both of these problems.


This measuring tool by Dr. Meter came packed in a box and included batteries a carry case and a wristband, all I needed to start using this thing out of the box. The first thing I noticed was it’s rugged build quality. The unit is constructed with a blue and black hard plastic and has some rubber elements to protect it from falls.

At the front of the tool is an LCD screen and a plethora of buttons. The LCD screen is backlit and is very clear and easy to read. It displays the current mode, battery level and other values. Right below the screen is the power button, plus and minus buttons, as well as mode buttons.

This measuring tool is feature packed. It has the ability to measure standard distances, like the distance from one wall to another, as well as more sophisticated measurements, such as measuring the area, volume and Pythagoras of a room. Using these modes are very simple by just selecting them using the buttons on the front of the device.

Using the device is as simple as selecting the desired mode, placing it at the tip of the object being measured and pressing the measure button. The device can either measure from the base of the tool, the top of the tool, or from the extendable stick. I really like the fact that there are two laser triggering buttons, one on the front of the device and one on the side.

I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the product.

This product can be found over here on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cpAyTf

 

 

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