How to Calibrate a DISTO

Written by manu.srivastava on August 24th, 2016

Maybe you dropped your DISTO and you worried it is damaged. Maybe you have had your DISTO for a while and are wondering if it is still accurate. Maybe you are just amazed at how it works and you are a little skeptical that it is really that accurate.

Whatever your motivation, the first thing you need is a reference. The best source is the calibration certificate that came with your DISTO from the factory. Each and every DISTO, regadless if it is a $1,600 S910 or a $149 E7100i, is tested and the deviation for a series of referennce measurements is recorded on a certificate that is included in the box. 

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Smart Horizontal Mode™ – Hands down my favourite function

Written by manu.srivastava on May 24th, 2016

My work usually requires measuring a horizontal distance. Simple enough!! Right? No! Because more often than not the line of sight is always blocked for me. Working in a mall on a busy day and god forbid if it’s a weekend. I make floor stickers for shops in the malls. Like those footsteps you see directing you towards your favourite fast food chain. In order to calculate the size and number of floor stickers, I have to calculate the distance from a particular point in the building to edge of the store. We usually get to do this only when the mall is also open for the visiting people.

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Laser Tape measure vs Measuring Tape

A clever Tool – Laser measuring Tape or Laser Distance Measurer

Written by manu.srivastava on May 24th, 2016

Well we can’t deny the fact that the measuring tape has a long history. I guess as long as the metric system is in place, the measuring is in existence since then.

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Laser Distance Meter for Architects

Written by manu.srivastava on April 25th, 2016

We have always been quite amazed at the precise finish of the historical monuments around the world. The architects of the ancient pyramids of Egypt, Taj Mahal, Sun temple has bewildered the generations with their perfection. They always require precise measurements in order to design buildings. Even the ancients relied on it.

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Discard your old tape measure, and welcome the new age Laser Distance Meter

Written by manu.srivastava on April 25th, 2016
Tape measure or famously called as an Inch Tape has always been the conventional and traditional measurement techniques used in our country. But they have never known to be accurate, instead fiddly and usually require more than one person to operate.
 
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Range of Leica Laser Distance Meter

Written by manu.srivastava on April 25th, 2016
Laser Distance meters or Laser tape measures are incredibly useful tools. They allow quick and accurate measurements to be done without any assistance and are small enough to fit in a snugly pocket.
 
But there are too many brands, available in the market; also each brand may present more than a different dozen devices making it almost a challenge to choose the best buy for you. Also high prices make it even tougher to pick the right one.
 
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Laser Distance Meters for Interior Designers

Written by manu.srivastava on April 25th, 2016

Have you ever tried calculating the accurate area of a square room with your usual tape measure? Or an uneven room, for e.g. shaped like an L. Even if you somehow do manage to calculate the area, how much time do you think it would take to accomplish such a toiling task? Moreover it would be impossible to do so without someone’s help, considering the fact that the usual tape measures do need another person to hold its other end.

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Laser Distance Meters for Civil Engineers and Construction workers

Written by manu.srivastava on April 25th, 2016
When found a discrepancy between the heights of two ends of a 50 foot under construction school wall: What was the best way to measure that variation?
 
A usual tape measure could be one option, but wind deflection (even though minimum); sag can certainly throw of the results. Moreover do consider other facts that it would take more than one person to throw and hold the two ends of the tape measure spool and the amount of time it would take for the whole coordination. 
 
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