What measuring equipment do I use for what?
Laser distance meter
The odometer is the replacement of the tape measure. Depending on the implementation you measure distances and perform various calculations with the measured values. Some meters are equipped with Bluetooth, so you transfer the measured values to your phone and they integrate in maps or photos. You use a laser distance meter if you want to:
- Determine the distance from point A to point B.
- Want to know the area of your wall to estimate the amount of paint.
- Want to know the volume of a room.
- Create a map of your home.
Cross line laser
A cross-line laser projects, possibly separately, horizontal and vertical lines. Some versions also have a slope mode for expanding oblique lines or they project a perpendicular for transferring a point from the floor to the ceiling and vice versa. You use a cross-line laser if you:
- Place shelves or paintings directly below or next to each other.
- Will be walled.
- Tiles will be placed on the wall.
- Place a handrail.
Before you put your drill in the wall, you want to know if you will not drill into a pipe. It is also possible that you should drill correctly in the rachel work behind the wall and not in the insulation material. A pipe finder is involved. This detects, depending on the version, various materials up to various depths. You use a pipe finder if you:
- Hang up a painting.
- The toilet bowl and the reservoir will be placed.
- Your fume hood will be mounted.
- Wanted to detect the work to be drilled.
360-degree line laser
A 360° line laser projects a horizontal line in a 360° circle. Where a cross-line laser only projects lines forward, this type of laser has a radius around the measuring device. That's useful if you need the same line on all sides. Some models can project extra lines. You can use a 360° line laser if you:
- Want to apply decorative borders.
- Need to apply wallpaper.
- Are going to lower the ceiling.
- Want to raise the floor.
- Need to set up large building materials will expand (if the measuring range is large enough).