Ultrasonic Distance Meter or Detector for £9.99 @ Lidl - HotUKDeals
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At £9.99 each, handy gadgets to have around the house? You decide!

BTW, available from Thursday 26th.

Ultrasonic Distance Meter
- Built-in spirit level
- Calculates length, area and volume
- Measurement range (m): 0.6 - 16
- Laser diode for pre-setting the measuring point

Multifunction Detector
- Detects wood up to 19mm, metal up to 30mm and power cables up to 50mm deep
- Indicates exact location with acoustic and visual signals
Large, easy-to-read display
Includes 9V battery
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#1
I bought this a few years ago, while house hunting - thought I would be one up on the Estate Agents ....... it's so inaccurate that you may as well not bother.

If you do buy and read the specs. it turns out that the Tolerance is something silly like +/- 12" - which renders it useless in all honesty.

Edited By: MrRee on Jan 21, 2012 22:58
#2
MrRee
I bought this a few years ago, while house hunting - thought I would be one up on the Estate Agents ....... it's so inaccurate that you may as well not bother.

If you do buy and read the specs. it turns out that the Tolerance is something silly like +/- 12" - which renders it useless in all honesty.


Are you sure you are talking about the same device, and not just distance meters in general.

According to the user manual for THIS device, the measurement accuracy is +/- 1%. On a measurement range of 0.6 to 16m, this gives the accuracy as 0.236220 inches to 6.29921 inches. If, after posting all of 6 deals in almost 4 years, you intend to slaughter someone else's post, at least get your facts correct.
#3
I am going to fit some wardrobes this week and was going to borrow something like this off my brother, just to make sure, this would tell me where the wooden beams are in the plasterboard and any eletric cables and pipes??

Just need to make sure before I go and buy one,
#4
Ultrasonic distance measurers are only accurate if you are reflecting the signal off a flat wall. They are prone to reflections from other surfaces causing inaccurate results. If you want an accurate one you need a laser - you wouldn't find a surveyer using an ultrasonic one. Ok for rough guide only in my experience - I don't use mine.
#5
girliejo
I am going to fit some wardrobes this week and was going to borrow something like this off my brother, just to make sure, this would tell me where the wooden beams are in the plasterboard and any eletric cables and pipes??

Just need to make sure before I go and buy one,


I have no idea about this one but stud/cable detectors are notoriously unreliable. I bought one from Argos, can't remember the brand, a few years back and it was completely and utterly useless. A brief look at the reviews for the three available now from Screwfix now suggest that it's pretty much the same for all.
#6
Alright, I probably won't use it to lay out the foundations for my multi-million pound **** pad as and when I win the EuroMillions, but this will be just the ticket for quickly measuring out cable runs in offices. Hot for that.
#7
these devices are notoriously carp !!
#8
lowrieh1
MrRee
I bought this a few years ago, while house hunting - thought I would be one up on the Estate Agents ....... it's so inaccurate that you may as well not bother.

If you do buy and read the specs. it turns out that the Tolerance is something silly like +/- 12" - which renders it useless in all honesty.


Are you sure you are talking about the same device, and not just distance meters in general.

According to the user manual for THIS device, the measurement accuracy is +/- 1%. On a measurement range of 0.6 to 16m, this gives the accuracy as 0.236220 inches to 6.29921 inches. If, after posting all of 6 deals in almost 4 years, you intend to slaughter someone else's post, at least get your facts correct.


I was merely pointing out my experiences of these cheap distance meters .... if you are landscaping a garden of 10 Acres and your requirement is +/- the nearest tree - these are fine.

As a measurement device for in the home? Useless ... whatever the specs say, you will get a different reading from the same measurement.

I'm merely pointing out that, if very cheap, they are rubbish in the field of accurate measurement.

AND, if we are measuring the number of Deals posted ..... you have the wrong end of the stick to the idea of this site.

I could post a deal everyday ... easy ... are you saying therefore that my words would then grow in respectability? Surely it is the QUALITY of the deals posted which raises one above the rest ... if that's how you wish to view things.

I suggest you accept posts if made in good faith ....
#9
MrRee
I was merely pointing out my experiences of these cheap distance meters .... if you are landscaping a garden of 10 Acres and your requirement is +/- the nearest tree - these are fine.
As a measurement device for in the home? Useless ... whatever the specs say, you will get a different reading from the same measurement.
I'm merely pointing out that, if very cheap, they are rubbish in the field of accurate measurement.
AND, if we are measuring the number of Deals posted ..... you have the wrong end of the stick to the idea of this site.
I could post a deal everyday ... easy ... are you saying therefore that my words would then grow in respectability? Surely it is the QUALITY of the deals posted which raises one above the rest ... if that's how you wish to view things.
I suggest you accept posts if made in good faith ....


Fair comment, and if I'm being fair minded, then true, the stuff you have posted have been decent offers. Haven't personally used this distance meter, but have used the detector, which proved invaluable. Posted both, since they were advertising them together.
#10
No problem, sorry we got off on the wrong foot ..... I did buy one of these from LIDLS about 4 years ago for house hunting (the distance measurement one) and, to be brutally frank, it was worse than useless .......... they may have improved (but I doubt it).

I bought mine as it was branded 'Draper' and I thought it would be good - it's not, sadly.

I simply wanted to share my experience .... I'm glad the detector worked for you, they have their uses.

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