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Stanley STHT77138 Laser Distance Measurer TLM99

Stanley STHT77138 Laser Distance Measurer TLM99
(). 100’/30 meters Accuracy +/- 3/32″ (2mm) Power: 2 AAA batteries (included) Measures distance, calculates area and volume Automatic calculations make job estimates quick and easy Continuous measurement tracking function finds distance from a target quickly and easily Addition and subtraction – convenient way to calculate in the field without a calculator or mental math The laser distance accurately determines distance up to 100 feet and also calculates area and volume (view larger). Stanley’s STHT77138 determines distance up to 100 feet (30 meters) with an accuracy of plus or minus 3/32-inch (2 millimeters). Equipped with several convenient features that make any tradesman’s life on the job easier, the is ideal for electricians, contractors, masons, remodelers, painters, architects, inspectors, and builders to easily and precisely measure distance and calcul

  • Calculated distance, area and volume
  • Range 100-feet (30m), with accuracy of +/- 3/32-inch (2mm)
  • Continuous measurement tracking function
  • Addition/Subtraction
  • Includes TLM99, quick start manual, and two AAA batteries

List Price: $ 89.99

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    • Jerry H. Bond
    • August 18, 2013
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    HOW FAR IS THAT ANYWAY?, December 29, 2012
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    This is one of those nifty gadget devices that actually works better than expected – and it quickly becomes a tool that an avid DIY’er can’t do without.

    I’ve used the Bosch DLR165K since 2007 and have become addicted to the convenience.

    The simplicity of the Stanley TLM165 is the first thing I noticed. It has 5 buttons compared to 10 on the Bosch and both tools basically perform the same functions.

    If I was new to these tools, I could operate the Stanley without instructions. Not so with the Bosch.

    The function (f) key on the Stanley shows an icon on the display clearly indicating the function you are performing, distance, square, cube or triangle. I also like the signal beeps indicating initiation and completion of a calculation.

    I really like the lighted display screen on the Stanley.

    The accuracy of the TLM165 is amazing and performs as advertised.

    There are 3 accessories I’ve found that eliminate the most common complaints about laser distance measurers:

    1. I strongly recommend Laser Enhancement Glasses which makes the laser visible in daylight at far greater distances, even up to 150 feet which is the farthest I’ve measured. The DEWALT DW0714 glasses are currently available on Amazon Prime for $8.89. I keep one pair in my truck and another in the workshop.

    Keeping the laser steady is imperative for accurate measurements. The greater the distance, the more difficult this task becomes and increasingly so if you are trying to determine the height of a tree or building. There are a number of solutions to this problem.

    2. I built a mount out of two 6″ X 6″ plates of cabinet plywood and hinged them together using a bolt and butterfly nut and so I can set the laser at any angle I wish and lock it into place. The TLM165 fits snugly into a felt-lined box attached to one plate that I made in the workshop. It’s sort of like mounting your laser measuring tool to a modified protractor.

    3. Some target surfaces cause errors such as high-gloss surfaces like colorless liquids, glass, styrofoam. Black surfaces increase measuring time which necessitates the laser remaining absolutely steady during the process. For measuring over flat ground at long distances, simply staple a 2-foot square piece of off-white or gray cardboard to a stake and tap it into the ground.

    View-enhancing target plates are available but they are not worth the money and in most cases are too small for long measurements.

    Lasers sure beat the daylights out of working alone with a 100-foot tape measure. In the old days, about the time I was 90 feet away from where I started measuring, the attached end of my tape would pop loose. Then I’d have to walk back to the starting point, nail the end of my tape into the ground and than have to walk back again to free it after getting my measurement.

    When a dead tree is 90 feet from a building or power line, it is comforting to know that the tree is only 80 feet tall before you drop it.

    The Stanley TLM165 automatically calculates the height of an object by using the Pythagorean Theorem, a2+b2=c2. The greatest feature is that the TLM165 does the calculation for you. Forget the formula. You won’t need it. In such applications, measure in dark and cut in daylight. Viewing the laser at night is a breeze.

    In addition to triangles and squares, The TLM165 automatically calculates area and volume of a cube. Sweet.

    A CD with easy-to-follow instructions and a nylon carrying case with belt loop is included.

    The instructions on the CD are written in every known language on the planet. EN = ENGLISH.

    The Stanley TLM165 might just be the perfect gift for the handyman in your life. And if he’s like me, one of any tool is never enough.

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    • K. Polzin
    • August 18, 2013
    6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works as advertised, February 3, 2013
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    This review is from: Stanley STHT77138 Laser Distance Measurer TLM99 (Tools & Home Improvement)
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    Amazon is lumping the reviews for all three Stanley Laser Distance Measurers (TLM99, TLM165 & TLM330) here, though they are different units. This review is for the TLM99. The TLM165 & TLM330 have a greater range (165 ft and 330 ft), are more accurate (±1/16″ and ±1/32″), and have more features (e.g. Historical Memory, Triangular Area, etc.).

    The TLM99 comes with no instruction manual (the TLM165 & TLM330 come with a CD-ROM manual). The tiny “Quick-start Guide” was difficult to decipher, so I looked at the PDF of the TLM330 manual at Stanley’s website. The instructions are the same for the features it shares with the TLM99. It only took a few minutes to get up and running, and I was able to try all its features (measuring distance, area, and volume, adding and subtracting two distances). It works as advertised, with no fuss. I wear reading glasses, but I had no trouble reading the display without them. It feels light to me, and it’s reasonably small. It sometimes wouldn’t measure if I didn’t hold it still enough, but I imagine I’ll get better at that as I use it more.

    If you don’t think you’ll be making measurements over 100 ft, and you’re happy with an accuracy of ±3/32″, this is your model. If you need more distance or accuracy, look into the TLM165 & TLM330.

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    • Machael Foegelle "xenagrrl2000"
    • August 18, 2013
    8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Probably ok for around the house, December 27, 2012
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    I did a comparison between this and a DEWALT DW030P Laser Distance Measurer. While the Dewalt is currently selling for about 40% more, with a considerably higher list price, the first thing you’ll notice if you look at the pictures I’ll post is that the electronics package is basically identical. The feature sets are equivalent with distance, area, and volume measurements, although the Dewalt has a few extra buttons to provide separate control of each, while the Stanley has combination buttons to cycle through the functions. That’s not an issue by itself since what’s an extra button press. The Dewalt has a rubber button pad, while the Stanley has a cheaper plastic monopanel, so there’s not as much of a positive tactile feel. On the other hand, this may cause the Stanley to move less when pushing the button to take a measurement. About that, both units share the same button to power on and take a measurement (the big red one in the center) but the silk screen on the Stanley doesn’t actually indicate it’s anything but the On button. Of course the Dewalt doesn’t say it’s the On button, but if you hit the DISTance button, it powers on. Physically, the two are almost the same size as well. So, what makes the Dewalt worth more? Well, the most important thing can be seen in my second picture. The laser is not properly aligned in the housing. If I set both units flat on the concrete, the laser of the Dewalt hits the wall at the height of the laser case, while the Stanley hits the wall about three inches higher. This over a distance of 11 feet. At the max range of 100 feet, this will be off by about 30 inches! While it’s possible this unit is just defective, overall it appears the fit and finish is just lower quality. Other features the Dewalt has over this one include a rubberized housing (more rugged), a wrist strap, and a carrying case with belt strap. Generally, the Dewalt is more suited for a jobsite, while the Stanley would probably be fine for use around the house.

    Some other things to be aware of with any laser distance measurer. They do have some limitations over a simple tape measure. For one, they can only measure inside dimensions. You have to be able to bounce the laser off of something. Thus, you would have to attach something to an outside edge to measure it. They’re also problematic outdoors or in brightly lit areas. A pair of red laser enhancement glasses are pretty useful for this, but that only goes so far. Also, the longer the throw, the harder it is to put the laser where you want it. So even if these units can measure over 100 feet, unless you have a big area to try to hit, good luck making the measurement! A very small amount of movement of the laser body sends the beam way off course. Given that it’s harder to see at longer distances, that makes even finding the beam difficult.

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