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Bosch GLM50 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter

Model#: BSHNGLM50
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Measure smarter with Bosch's new GLM50 Laser Distance measurer. Accurate, intuitive and easy to use, the GLM50 offers plenty of features to measure almost any area while providing accurate and sure readings every time.
Features:
  • Measures distances of up to 165 ft. with up to 1/16 in. accuracy
  • Features five commonly used measurement modes - length, area, volume, indirect and continuous
  • Automatic backlit display provides the best readability in any situation
  • Easy-to-use intuitive seven button keypad
  • Three measurement reference points for use with optional tripod (Sold Separately)
Includes:
  • 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter - GLM50
  • (2) AA Batteries
  • Carrying Case
  • Pocket Guide (Quickstart Manual)

Specifications

Cordless: Yes
Weight: 4.8 oz.
Automatic Shutoff: No
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Type: AAA
Laser Class: 2
Laser Diode: 635nm = 1mW
Measuring Accuracy: +/- 1/16 in.
Measuring Range: 165 ft.
Protection Rating: IP54

Applications

  • Measuring
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    Bosch165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter
     
    4.7

    (based on 40 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (9)
    • Lightweight (9)
    • Accurate (8)
    • Reliable (7)
    • Ergonomic (6)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (6)
    • Commercial (5)
    • Minor projects (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional (5)

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    3.0

    Disappointing

    By Cheyenne's Dad

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Use
    • Inaccurate

    Best Uses

      Comments about 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter:

      I bought this thinking it could replace my old, tired, and broken measuring wheel. For the first time in my 100 or so purchases of Bosch tools, appliances, and auto parts, I was disappointed.

      I am a commercial and residential painting contractor. I need to measure lengths, widths, and heights if building exteriors, screen walls, light poles, railings, fences, gates, etc.

      The first general difficulty is that the unit must be physically placed at one end of the measurement. This is uaually easy inside but creates quite a challenge outside. You must come up with some kind of a "target" for the laser to hit at the other end that is far enough away from the wall so the laser doesn't hit anything along the way.

      Measuring interior walls & ceilings seems to be easy and accurate. easy to see the laser. I haven't tried to do cubic feet or cumulating measurements yet, but I'm sure they are easy with a little reading and practice. Getting heights through triagulation is pretty easy and accurate. Haven't used it over 75 feet yet, but laser is easy to see indoors during the day.

      Exterior use is a whole different deal. They might as well say "not for use outside during daylight hours" I also own a Bosch cross level laser and it is about the same but not as bad (there was a warning on that laser that is wasn't recommended for exterior daytime use). I am in Arizona so the sun might be a little brighter here, but the laser was not visable past about 10 feet. I see some manufactures make glasses to see the laser better so I may try them.

      Most of the manufactures of firearm optics recommend green lasers for daylight use. I called Bosch prior to purchasing this unit and asked them about a different color laser and they felt the green was worse in the daylight. Not ownining a green laser yet, I am not sure who is right.

      Anyway, If you are working inside and can physically place the unit at one end of your measurement (in the corner of a wall to measure or on the floor to measure ceiling height) and have a clear shot to the end of your measurement, this unit is fast, easy and accurate.

      If you are working outside during daylight hours, things become more difficult as the laser must hit a target at the other end and you have to be able to see it hit the target. I tried to use sone survey stakes to measure a building that was about 50 feet long and could nor see the laser hit the target from the starting point. you have to stay on the laser when doing the measurement as you only have so long to aquire the target before the unit gives you an error reading.

      I am not above believing that I am not doing this right. I copied the pages from the instructions as the numbered diagrams for the buttons ar on two different pages and the list of what the numbers/letters on the diagram indicate is on a third page to save flipping back and forth to three different pages to see what the instruction were trying to tell me to do. I read the booklet and added in my experience over 50 years of using hundreds if different tools (25 or so Bosch!) and this is what I came up with. I realize that Bosch recommends a different laser for outside use that is over $300.00. This is not an inexpensive unit so I expected a little bette performance out of it or atleast a warning that it was for inside only or not recommended for exterior use.

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Patentholder

      from Portland, ME

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accurate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • At Home
        • Commercial

        Comments about 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter:

        Service from CPO is very good

         
        5.0

        works better than i thought possible

        By dave

        from exton pa

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate
        • Compact
        • Ergonomic Design
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • At Home
          • Commercial
          • Minor Projects

          Comments about 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter:

          I love this tool and the service was great too

           
          5.0

          Neat item.

          By Lloyd in MD

          from Maryland

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accurate
          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Minor Projects

            Comments about 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter:

            Handy

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Time saving tool!

            By Jponto07

            from Bloomington, IN, United States

            Comments about Bosch 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter:

            I recently bought the GLM 50 for a specific job. Before bidding I needed to measure each room in a large commercial property, some of which were much longer than any tape measure I own. This laser distance measurer worked flawlessly...just aim and read the display. That's it. It really is that simple. The more advanced features are straight forward as well as the display makes it clear which value you are inputting. It seems to be built very well. Adding a back-lit display seems like something you wouldn't necessarily need, but after having the feature, I wouldn't be able to live without it. If I had to choose something to improve it would be the carrying case. It is snug around the unit and requires two hands to push the measurer in. (but it won't fall out!) I would also prefer a clip like a tape measure has on the back instead of a velcro strap that must be hooked around a belt. Neither of these case related issues alter my opinion of the purchase though, but they are minor complaints.

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              Asked on 6/17/2013 by Jane from Los Angeles, ca

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                The CPO return policy is 30 days. The remaining year warranty is covered by Bosch.

                Answered on 6/17/2013 by Ken from Atlanta, GA
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            Includes: 165 ft. Cordless Laser Distance Meter - GLM50,
            (2) AA Batteries,
            Carrying Case,
            Pocket Guide (Quickstart Manual)
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