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Ultrasonic Distance Meter with Laser Pointer - Was £29.99 Now £9.99 @ Maplin
Ultrasonic Distance Meter with Laser Pointer - Was £29.99 Now £9.99 @ Maplin

Ultrasonic Distance Meter with Laser Pointer - Was £29.99 Now £9.99 @ Maplin

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Product Features :
Ideal for DIY, builders, estate agents, surveyors, etc.
Compact and unique design
Accurately measures distances from 0.6m (2ft) to 12.5m (41ft)
Calculates square and cube automatically
Laser pointer to help determine target
Memorises up to 5 readings
Conversion of reading between metric and imperial
Built-in calculator
Auto power off
Low battery indicator
Belt clip
Requires 1 x 9V PP3 battery (order code: L46AL)

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I assume this factors in it's own length when taking a reading ?

Mecoconuts;3242605

I assume this factors in it's own length when taking a reading ?



You'd have hope otherwise it'd be kinda pointless.

Heat added. Nice Xmas pressie for the DIY friend.

worth doing a check when you get it to see how accurate it is, and you might need to take account of the air temp, I am told this can affect them.

frible;3242987

worth doing a check when you get it to see how accurate it is, and you … worth doing a check when you get it to see how accurate it is, and you might need to take account of the air temp, I am told this can affect them.



Not very accurate at all, very rare you get the same reading twice. I have got one, but still use a tape measure to be exactly sure.

sexysam;3243030

Not very accurate at all, very rare you get the same reading twice. I … Not very accurate at all, very rare you get the same reading twice. I have got one, but still use a tape measure to be exactly sure.



completely agree - I'm an Estate Agent and sonics are not considered accurate enough for our puposes. We have to use tape or a laser measure. - Cant really see the use as they dont give an accurate measurement.

Hence Maplin trying to fool you with 'LASER POINTER'.

The pointer is only a location device and doesn't assist with calculating the distance. This one bounces sound which usually bounces all over the place.

ukbill69;3243118

I think this one is better: … I think this one is better: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=34589




still a sonic though - not accurate

This one at ]toolstation quotes accuracy of 0.05mm per metre. So at it's maximum range on 15m the uncertainty according to the manufacturer specification should 15m+/-7.5mm - I know it's not the same product but same technology

For good results perhaps its more dependent on managing to pick a surface perpendicual to the beam?

VOTED VERY COLD !!

Purchase one of these about 4 years ago. (same model infact) and it's pants,

Not accurate and reliable enough..

I thought it would a be a fun way of measuring things, but being so hit and miss isn't helpful with the rest of the measurements, and you could end up costing yourself money and time.

Mine is available for purchase..anyone ?!?!

fray_bentos;3243409

This one at ]toolstation quotes accuracy of 0.05mm per metre. So at it's … This one at ]toolstation quotes accuracy of 0.05mm per metre. So at it's maximum range on 15m the uncertainty according to the manufacturer specification should 15m+/-7.5mm - I know it's not the same product but same technologyFor good results perhaps its more dependent on managing to pick a surface perpendicual to the beam?



It would only be that accurate in optimum conditions - heat/cold - porus surfaces (eg wallpaper) all have a dramatic effect.

Not suitable for surveyors at all!

I used to do surveys for a governmant agency, they issued sonic measures, as a previous poster mentioned you never get the same measurement twice. Some types of wallpaper i.e. flock, can really skew the reading, even bouncing the signal off a third wall!
Worce than useless!

Now as a self employed surveyor I would only ever use a laser measure. Where you see the light dot that is the measure, no ifs or buts!

these are *****, dont bother, ive got two and have neer used them after the first try, its easier to get a tape measure out, at least its accurate

dcummin;3243059

completely agree - I'm an Estate Agent and sonics are not considered … completely agree - I'm an Estate Agent and sonics are not considered accurate enough for our puposes. We have to use tape or a laser measure. - Cant really see the use as they dont give an accurate measurement.



Since when have Estate Agents measurements been accurate? lol
I've seen Estate Agents using sonics.
Never seen one using a tape measure lately!

stamfordblue;3243709

Since when have Estate Agents measurements been accurate? lolI've seen … Since when have Estate Agents measurements been accurate? lolI've seen Estate Agents using sonics.Never seen one using a tape measure lately!



We dont have to be 100% accurate - within 1 inch - but sonics are not allowed - as they can give you ridiculous differences. Can't see that even the worst of back street estate agents would use them - may be a laser measurer you've seen them using - they look the same.

most agents always carry a tape as well - measuring outside of building if required- length of garden - back up if battery fails. small distances where you cant fit laser device into easily. All glass rooms - eg conservatories. (laser goes straight through glass)

sonics are out of date technology

dcummin;3243458

It would only be that accurate in optimum conditions - heat/cold - porus … It would only be that accurate in optimum conditions - heat/cold - porus surfaces (eg wallpaper) all have a dramatic effect.



I completely agree that it would be only in optimum confidions, i posted the manufacturer spec as an example of how good it might get - also to show that you can get a similar item for about the same price.

Of course the thing with a tape measure is, it's only as good as the person reading it - two different people might get very different results (but still something that can be seen and trusted).

Well, thank goodness I didn`t jump in quick and order this. Need to think of another Xmas pressie now. Aaarg

DON'T WASTE YOUR'E MONEY.................. I bought a similar one a couple of years ago in Aldi and it is **** I am a surveyor and we use a laser device by Leica which may be a lot more expensive but is accurate. These are not accurate and are cumbersome.

I got one and it was fine to quickly measure all the rooms in my house, I checked some of the measurements against tape, and it was accurate enough for my purposes.

Not everyone needs the precision of a laser.

if i can find my two you can have them, lol

canaxis1;3244574

I got one and it was fine to quickly measure all the rooms in my house, I … I got one and it was fine to quickly measure all the rooms in my house, I checked some of the measurements against tape, and it was accurate enough for my purposes.Not everyone needs the precision of a laser.



problem is - unless you check every measurment how can you know it hasn't given you an inacaurate one.

dcummin;3245217

problem is - unless you check every measurment how can you know it hasn't … problem is - unless you check every measurment how can you know it hasn't given you an inacaurate one.



I'm happy living with the consequences, adds a bit of edge to my day to day.

For those who's house will collapse if they buy the incorrect amount of paint, I suggest a laser.:thumbsup:

Bought a similar branded one last year. It was worse than soiled pants and ended up returning it for a refund. Not accurate at all. Never got same reading twice. I've now got a much accurate 'sonic' device - she's my wife. I think this one may be faulty too as I always here her voice. Unfortunately, cannot send back for refund. I've lost the receipt!!! :oops:
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