Category: Measuring, Lasers & Levels

Dewalt DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit – Review

We have shown you the innovation in the Dewalt new 12Vmax line up now for dessert, we present to you the Dewalt DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit. Power Tool Review – Dewalt Power Tool Model– DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit – Review   Pros: Long battery life, Alarm functions, Color LEDs and audio alerts, Cons: None Specifications of the Dewalt Voltage: 12V MAX Temperature range: -20º F to 932º F (-29º C to 500º C) Field of View; Distance: Spot: (D:S) 12:1 Accuracy: /-1.5% or +/- 1.5º C, whichever is greater, assumes ambient Laser Power: <1mw CLASS...

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Bosch Laser Review – GPL3

Laser levels are always cool and fun to review, but the reviews are even better when they are Bosch.  We took the Bosch 3-point Alignment Self-Leveling Laser for a test drive and found it to be pretty cool and unusual.  So lets get into the review. Tool Review: Bosch Laser Level Review Model Number: GPL3        Pros: Accurate, Range, Outer Construction Cons: ON/Off Switch didn’t always stay in position Specifications of the Bosch Laser Accuracy: Up to ±1/4-in @ 100-ft Dimensions: 4.125-in x 3.125-in x 1.625-in Laser Diode: Class II 635 nm, ? 1 mW Leveling Type: Self-Leveling, Up to 5° Mount Threading: 1/4-20 Range: Up to 100-ft Weight (lbs.): 0.9 lbs Soft Case Water & Dust proof Mount – Strap, Magnet or thread     The Nuts & Bolts If you have seen our other reviews, you know we lean heavy towards Bosch power tools.  These tools are designed for the professional.  They are built to last and why some of their prices are a little higher than some of the brand names, what you get is well worth the small extra cost. Now you can see the specifications above, but lets take a look at some of the features on the laser and learn a little more about this before we jump into the laser review.  In today’s market there are a lot of different...

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Stanley Measuring Wheel

We get a lot of emails about this Stanley measuring wheel, so we decided to go out and buy one to try.  You can pick this wheel up at all most any hardware store, it is very common.  Now you may be asking yourself, what would I ever use a wheel for?  Basically, a wheel is for long distance measurement such as surveying sites, land measurements, fencing, paving and more.  Unless you’re not in this type of business or another business that would utilize long distant measuring devices, you may never use one.  But when you need one, they are very handy and helpful to have around. There are a lot of different measuring wheels available on the market today, some not so good and others that are truely professional.  Depending upon what you will be using the wheel for, you can then decide what type and brand to get.  As far as the Stanely wheel, we found it to be pretty accurate.   But before we get into that, let’s talk a little bit about this wheel. The Stanley wheel has a collapsible handle which makes it nice for storage.  The wheel has a 5 digit counter and a push button reset.  This means the wheel can measure up to 9,999 before it resets to zero.  The wheel is a 85 Durometer wear resistant.  It also has a kick stand which is nice when you have to...

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