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May 9, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


DeWalt Laser Distance Measure Line Expands with Tool Connect

DeWalt has recently introduced three models of laser distance measurer. With a variety of features that support a range of leveling and layout applications, the new DeWalt Laser Distance Measure models deliver a variety of accuracies and convenience to the jobsite. Available in 3 different models ranging from 30-foot to 100-foot working ranges, these LDMs all retail for less than $100.


DeWalt Bluetooth-Enabled 100′ Laser Distance Measurer

The DeWalt 100′ Laser Measure comes Bluetooth-enabled. It works with the DeWalt Tool Connect App to allow for measurement and photo storage.  You can also mark up those photos and retrieve them later within the app. The DeWalt Tool Connect App is available on both Android and Apple platforms.

This model of the DeWalt Laser Distance Measure features a 1.5″ black, backlit LCD screen.  The high contrast screen provides visibility in various lighting conditions. It displays continuous measurement tracking that quickly finds the distance from a target.  Distances are displayed in feet, inches, and meters. It can calculate area and volume, and it can perform simple addition and subtraction functions.

DeWalt Laser Distance Measure

Designed for drop resistance, this model features an over-molded grip. It also comes packaged with a wrist strap for added carrying convenience. Accurate up to 3/32″ at 100′, this DeWalt Laser Distance Measure retails for $62.90.

DeWalt 65′ Laser Distance Measurer

This model of DeWalt Laser Distance Measure also features a backlit, high contrast LCD display for visibility in various lighting conditions. This compact and lightweight model can also quickly measure area and volume for a variety of applications, including painting and flooring estimates. It is accurate within 1/8″ at 30′, and it includes a two AAA batteries and a wrist strap.  The MSRP on the 65′ DeWalt Laser Distance Measure is $42.95.

DeWalt 30′ Laser Distance Measurer

This model is DeWalt’s first pocket sized Laser Distance Measurer. It features a rechargeable lithium ion battery that can be recharged via an included USB cable. With its one-button operation, linear measurements are displayed on an LCD screen quickly and easily. This DeWalt Laser Distance Measure features an over-molded case housing and wrist strap to protect against drop damage. It is accurate within 1/4″ at 30′, and retails for $29.95.
DeWalt Laser Distance Measure
 

Final Thoughts

Laser Distance Measurers are great tools for any professional who is estimating distances or working out how much material they might need. They’re quick and relatively easy to use, the range of distance exceeds the capability of the tape measure, and you don’t need a second person to help grab a measurement.  When you can get the accuracy to within the +/- 1/16″ range, the LDM is a great tool for most measurements.

The problem with the LDM is that they can be thrown off by the color or material of the surface, and they’re only helpful when there is an actual surface to bounce a laser off of.  It can’t grab hold of the end of a board, so a professional will still probably turn to the standard tape measure when accuracy is critical.

All that said, the DeWalt Laser Distance Measure seems helpful for many applications, especially the 100-foot model.  Bluetooth connectivity and online measurement storage seem like a great way to stay organized, and the Tool Connect App has some other neat features, such as battery readings and tool location.

These LDMs are priced pretty well for what they do. In the case of the 100-foot model, you might get better range for the $100 price point, but you don’t see a whole lot of other LDMs with Bluetooth connectivity at that price. For the 30-foot model, the short range and +/- 1/4″ accuracy probably limit it to DIY applications, though for $62.90, the professional might find it useful in some capacity.


DeWalt Laser Distance Measure Models

DeWalt 100-Foot Laser Distance Measurer

  • Model: DeWalt DW099E
  • Bluetooth Enabled
  • Accuracy: 3/32″
  • Battery: 2 AAA
  • Measuring Range: 30 M or 100 Ft
  • Weight: 0.3lbs
  • Calculates Area and Volume
  • MSRP: $62.90
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DeWalt 65-Foot Laser Distance MeasurerDeWalt Laser Distance Measure

  • Model: DeWalt DW065E
  • Accuracy: 1/8″
  • Battery: 2 AAA
  • Measuring Range: 19.81 M or 65 Ft
  • Calculates Area and Volume
  • MSRP: $42.95
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DeWalt 30-Foot Laser Distance Measurer

  • Model: DeWalt DW030PL
  • Accuracy: 1/4″
  • Battery: Internal Lithium Ion
  • Measuring Range: 10M or 30 Ft
  • Weight: 0.2 lbs
  • Includes Charging Cable and Wrist Strap
  • MSRP: $29.95
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