Looking to get started on a big DIY project? Even before getting materials, one thing will be at the top of your list: Measuring. Einhell laser rangefinders help you quickly measure distances, areas and even volumes of a room with the utmost precision. And that precision is important because ultimately even millimetres can determine whether or not your project succeeds. Whether for floors or tiles, precisely marking out flower beds or making sure your new wall cupboard fits exactly into the intended niche, a laser measuring tool simplifies every DIY project and should be part of the basic equipment in every good workshop. For example, if you want to hang several pictures on the wall at the same height, a line laser, e.g. a laser levelling device or a cross line laser, is a great help.
In addition to measuring technology with lasers, Einhell also offers testing devices that reliably determine other values and quantities. A digital detector, for example, shows you where pipes and cables run in the wall, and a wood moisture measuring device not only determines the ambient temperature, but also the moisture in wood, cardboard, mortar, concrete or plaster.
The different measuring equipment from Einhell
Laser measuring tool
Whether working with distances, areas or volumes, a laser rangefinder delivers precise results when measuring. The handy, portable rangefinder is always used when the exact determination of a distance or area is required. Depending on the model, the rangefinders can determine measuring ranges of up to 60 metres using lasers. In addition to accurate measurement, the laser measuring tools are also equipped with other useful functions such as a Pythagoras function and a stake-out function. You can also save the last measurement results or use the rangefinder as a digital spirit level.
Cross line laser
Accuracy is the measure of all things when it comes to renovations, installations or laying work. To lay tiles in an exactly straight line or to align objects at the same height in the room, a cross line laser is the perfect tool. With the cross line laser you project a laser cross and/or a horizontal or vertical line onto the wall. Depending on the model, you can even use the cross laser to project a horizontal 360° line across the entire room onto the wall. All cross line lasers are self-levelling and you can also use them as spirit levels. If you choose a model with a thread, the cross line laser can also be used with a tripod.
Laser levelling devices
Want to put several pictures on the wall at exactly the same height? A handy laser leveller is the right tool for the job! The laser levelling device can be used as a line laser, a point laser and a spirit level. A red laser, which is precisely and automatically aligned thanks to integrated bubble levels, shows you straight horizons using a line of up to 5 metres long or a laser dot up to 20 metres away. A flexible wall mount keeps the device in place and your hands free.
Quickly hang a shelf on the wall and before you know it, you've drilled through an electric cable. A digital detector will help you avoid this, as it can accurately locate metals, wood, ferrous metals, copper and electrical wiring in drywall. The locator can be operated intuitively and when it encounters a cable, it emits an audible warning signal. The compact locator will automatically turn off to conserve battery power if not used for over a minute.
Wood moisture meters
Firewood should be well dried before it is burned, because too much moisture in the wood causes more smoke, can be harmful to health and provides little heating value. To measure the residual moisture, you need a wood moisture meter. The device can also determine the moisture in paper and cardboard, as well as in solid materials such as mortar, concrete or gypsum. Building defects or pipe bursts can also be detected with the wood moisture meter. And the tester can also determine the temperature in the environment.
What to look out for when buying a measuring equipment
In the following, we'll explain to you what makes a good laser measuring tool, cross line laser, laser leveller, wood moisture meter or precise digital detector, why line lasers should be self-levelling and what questions you should ask yourself when choosing measuring technology.
What do you want to measure?
Depending on what you want to measure – i.e. distance, area, volume, humidity or temperature – you should choose the right device. Laser measuring tools are suitable for measuring distance, and a cross line laser or laser level is recommended for establishing height horizons. If you want to find cables and pipes, you should use a digital detector, and to determine residual moisture in wood and other materials, you need a wood moisture meter.
If you choose a laser device with a point or line laser, you should make sure that the rangefinder or line laser is self-levelling. Self-levelling means that the laser aligns itself and you will receive a warning if it is tilted more than 4°. Many devices can also be used as a digital spirit level, so they provide a dual function. You should also first check what range your rangefinder or laser has, to make sure that it is suitable for your project.
A useful feature of laser measuring tools is that they store the last results. Depending on the model, you can store up to 50 measurements. Wall brackets, which are included in delivery with the laser leveller, are also a practical help. If you want to use a cross line laser with a tripod, you should first check whether a corresponding thread for the tripod is integrated in the housing. All measuring equipment is supplied with a bag for safe storage.