Bosch DLR130K Digital Distance Measurer Kit
Utilizing precision laser technology, the Bosch DLR130K digital distance measurer kit provides fast, easy, and accurate measurements every time you use it. Pocket-sized for easy portability, this handy tool offers length, area, and volume measurements in inches, feet and inches, decimal feet, and metric units.
Laser Technology for Optimum Accuracy
Ideal for trim work–including installing base board, toe molding, and crown molding–the DLR130K uses a laser beam to perform both pointing and measuring applications. It can measure length, area, and volume measures in four systems: inches, feet and inches, decimal feet, and metric.
The DLR130K’s 2-inch to 130-foot range and two reference points–located at the back and front of the tool–give you plenty of options. In addition, it takes measurements in four seconds or less–with accuracy to within 1/16 inch.
For further convenience, four ‘AAA’ batteries (included) will handle approximately 30,000 individual measurements.
Measure as You Move
Easier to use and more accurate than a tape measure, the DLR130K makes measuring a one-person job, even at walking-out distances. In fact, its continuous-length mode automatically adjusts your measurement as you move forward, which means you won’t waste time taking notes and repositioning the tool.
Measuring 2.3 x 4.0 x 1.25 inches (WxHxD) and weighing just 5.06 ounces, the DLR130K is the world’s smallest laser range finder. It fits easily in a pouch or pocket. Easy to handle and hold, it comes complete with a secure, comfortable, soft-grip area.
One of Bosch’s Most Innovative Measuring Tools
The DLR130K is part of Bosch’s line of compact, user-friendly, multipurpose measuring and layout tools. These tools are designed for optimum precision, so your project stays on course from start to finish. They level, align, measure, and detect–all with an innovative feature set that allows for effortless one-person operation, even when measuring walking-out distances.
The DLR130K is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
What’s in the Box
DLR130K, belt pouch, and four ‘AAA’ batteries.
- Fast, easy and accurate measuring
- Accurate to within 1/16-inch, 130-Feet range
- Precision laser measuring technology
- Four measurement systems
- Continuous length mode
2 thoughts on “Bosch DLR130K Digital Distance Measurer Kit”
Very nice product with a few flaws. Review of Bosch DLR130K Laser Distance MeasurerThis handy little device is slightly smaller, and lighter than my trusty 25 foot tape measure. It won’t replace your tape (for example there is no quick, convenient way to hook the edge of a board to measure off a cut), but it will do many of the same measurements, often better and quicker (for example finding “inside” distances such a a window interior or from one wall to another). It will also take measurements that a tape simply cannot (assuming just 1 person doing the measuring), for example picture yourself on a ladder, trying to find the distance from a window frame to the wall when your tape cannot reach it without collapsing, or checking the height of a soffit that’s more than 15 feet above you, ….Do you need a laser distance measurer? I can’t answer that, however I can tell you that it saves me a significant amount of time because I do a lot of carpentry / renovation work which involves many, many measurements.Here’s what I like about this new DLR130 from Bosch:o It does fractional measurements in inches to an accuracy of a sixteenth of an inch. For example 98 – 3/16 inches. The previous laser from Bosch would only do feet & inches combined (e.g. 8′ 2-1/16″). This is a really important new feature for me because my feeble mind doesn’t deal well with the feet-and-inches style output – it causes me to make all kinds of stupid cutting errors. Thank you Bosch for adding this pure fractional inches only mode.o It is small and light (smaller than me 25 foot tape measure) weighing just over 6 ounces with all four AAA batteries installed. It is 4 inches long, 2-1/4 inches wide and 1-1/4 inches thick.o Measures things really close to the unit starting at 2 inches. Older lasers (such as my TLM100) do not work at less than 24 inches. Although it may not seem like a big deal it makes the measurer much more usable in practice.o Good feedback – when the laser completes a measurement it provides both audible and tactile feedback in the form of a “clunk”. At first I though this was kind of weird – why not just a beep? – but then I realized the subtle beauty of the design. If you are wearing hearing protection or are in a noisy environment you can “feel” when the measurement is complete. The clunk sound is generated at such a low volume that it is unlikely to disturb anyone more than a few feet away.o Has a ¼ inch threaded hole for tripod mounting (of course an inventive person could use this for other attachments as well….).o Comes complete with four AAA batteries, and they last a long, long time (30,000 individual measurements or 5 hours of operation in continuous measurement mode with 1.5v alkaline). You can also use rechargeable batteries such as 1.2V NiMh, although they won’t last as long, due to their reduced voltage. This is another technical improvement over the older lasers which required a 9v battery.o Comes with a nice pouch (apparently) made of ballistic nylon with a Velcro strap to hook over your belt. One minor problem here is that the strap is a little bit too small to fit securely over a wide 2 inch work belt. It does it, but there isn’t much Velcro left holding it in place.o Continuous measurement mode is a nice touch. Allows you to use the laser more like a tape measure in certain applications (for example, when you want to mark off every 16 inches along a wall to show where studs should be). Most of the time it updates the display very quickly – about 2 times per second. The manual states that in certain unfavorable circumstances this could be reduced to as little as 1 update every 4 seconds but I have not experienced this slowdown in my applications.o Sighting pins help one to see where the laser is over long distances or in bright light conditions. These are nothing more than slight notches on the right side of the case. Not a hugely important feature for my work, but I suspect those who take really long distance measurements might find it useful.Here is what I do not like:o Reference point (measure from the back or front) is not saved when the unit is turned off. It always restarts with the back of the unit as the reference point. In practice this does not bother me, but other people may feel differently.o Memory display is only in decimal feet or decimal meters. This can be a little bit irritating for people who like to operate in pure inches mode. It’s more than a little inconvenient to take a measurement like 95 – 5/16 inches, save it to memory, recall it and see it displayed as 7.942 feet.o Display is not back lit. This would be a nice feature to have, especially for those of us with tired old eyes.o Laser beam is not parallel to the unit. If you press the unit flat against a wall, or floor or any plane surface, the beam rises off the…
Exceptionally useful tool 0