For fast and accurate measurements, the Fluke 414D is a fantastic tool. This tiny device offers all the functions that you’d normally expect from a high-end model, only it’s more affordable.
The 414D model’s measuring distance is 165 feet with an accuracy of 0.08 of an inch or 2 mm. There is an addition/subtraction function, length, area, volume and Pythagoras measurement, basically covering anything a professional might need. The memory storage saves up to five values, so you can easily return to your previous measurements. This handy little gadget even has a built-in compass and a 180º inclination sensor for leveling and height tracking. The only minus is its display which is not backlit, meaning it doesn’t provide enough visibility in dimly lit rooms.
The Fluke laser distance meter uses two AAA batteries which promise around 3000 measurements. Thankfully, they, along with a carrying pouch are included with the product.