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Leica Disto: Product Review

Leica Disto: Product Review

The Leica Disto laser measure is an innovative tool from Leica Geosystems. It’s great for performing quick, easy, and precise distance measurements with the press of a button (even in the most inaccessible areas). The Disto family of products will save you both money and time while improving your measurement accuracy at the job site. So if you’re looking for an accurate laser measuring tool with a good range and a high build quality, you can be sure to find what you need with a Leica Disto.

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It can take measurements of up to 200 meters within a 1mm accuracy, even in areas where a tape measure can’t access. They can also withstand harsh working environments, including dust and water. And with built-in functions (such as area, volume, triangle/room, Pythagoras, slope, and trapezium measurements) as well as Bluetooth connectivity, you can be more productive with your measuring than with a standard tape measure.

Applications for the Leica Disto

The Disto measurer from Leica Geosystems can be a great tool for the following professionals:
  • Architects
  • Estimators
  • Contractors
  • Painters
  • Decorators
  • Fitters
  • Builders
  • Joiners
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Surveyors
  • Estate agents
It also has a variety of flexible functions, which can include:
  • Min/Max Function — Knowing the maximum measurement can help you to determine the diagonal of a room, while the minimum measurement can be used to measure at right angles to a wall.
  • Area/Volume Function — With only two or three measurements, you can easily and precisely calculate the area of a ceiling, floor or wall. You can also calculate the volume of a room without having to jot down individual values, because the results are calculated and displayed automatically.
  • Triangle/Room Function — The triangle function can help you to calculate the area of a multicornered room by dividing it into a series of imaginary triangles. And by using only three measurements, you can determine the area of each triangle (which you can add up to get the total area of the room). You can even press a key to get a detailed display of the room angle, so you can verify its accuracy.
  • Painter Function — This function will allow you to determine a room’s total wall area without having to take down any intermediate calculations. You can just measure the length of the walls, which you can add or subtract as needed. You can then measure the room’s height, which will be automatically multiplied by the previously calculated value.
  • Trapezium Function — This function can be used to determine the length and slope of a roof section, as well as the area it covers. The Leica Disto uses its internal tilt sensor to measure the angle and distance between shots, so you can accurately measure roofs from the ground.
  • Pythagoras Function — This function gives you the ability to measure horizontal and vertical distances indirectly by automatically calculating the result from three different measurements.
  • Stakeout Function — One or two different distances can be entered into the device, which it can subtract from a defined measurement length. The display will always show the stakeout distance and a direction arrow. At a distance of 0.1 meters to the next stakeout point, you will hear an audio signal from the device.
The Leica Disto also has several different features that can help with workflow, which can include but may not be limited to:
  • Tilt Measurement — This will allow you measure inclines up to 45 degrees within a measurement range of 360 degrees. This means that you can measure inclines located above your head, which can be useful for people who need to measure roof slopes.
  • Smart Horizontal Mode — The horizontal distance is calculated by using the tilt measurement, even if the object can’t be directly targeted along a horizontal plane.
  • Height Tracking — You can determine the heights of buildings or trees with no suitable reflective points by using this function. You can use the Pointfinder to target the bottom point of the height you want to measure and take your measurement from there by targeting the top point of the object.
  • Profile Measurement — You can target the device on a known reference point and measure the height differences of other points in relation to it. If the measured points are taken in a single direction, you can determine the profile of the ground from the measured horizontal distances and the height differences.
Leica Geosystems is known for designing and manufacturing quality laser measuring tools that can give you an incredible amount of accuracy. It also continues to develop, test, and certify its laser measurers according to the highest standards. While there are other laser measuring devices on the market, they won’t give you the accuracy of the Leica Disto.

Leica Disto: Product Review

Models of the Leica Disto

There are a number of models of the Disto laser measurer from Leica Geosystems. Some of them include but may not be limited to:
  • Leica DISTO S910 — This model features the best in LDM technology from Leica Geosystems. It can measure the distance between many different points from a single location, and it has a smart base for even more measuring options and functions. It can export data to CAD as well as connect to WLAN, Bluetooth, and USB.
  • Leica DISTO D810 Touch — With a full-screen touchscreen interface, this model is designed to be as easy to use as possible (while keeping up with the most difficult jobs). You can use your fingers to zoom on the Pointfinder camera, but there are still buttons in case your hands are dirty or wet.
  • Leica DISTO E7100i — This versatile laser distance meter has three measuring modes: single measurement, permanent measurement, and area. It also has a range of 200 feet (60 meters) and an accuracy of 1/16 of an inch (2 millimeters), so it can take measurements with a great deal of speed and accuracy.
  • Leica DISTO E7500i — With 14 different measurement modes, an IP65 Rating, and a range of 660 feet (200 meters), this model of Leica Disto is built for professionals who need to take measurements on large and active job sites.
  • Leica DISTO X3 — This laser measurer from Leica Geosystems has an IP65 Rating and is drop tested at two meters. It also has a rotatable display, which can make awkward measurements easier and more ergonomic. It even has a range of 490 feet (150 meters).
  • Leica DISTO X4 — This laser measuring tool is an improvement on the X3 because it has a Pointfinder camera, which will let you aim your laser point by using a full-color and high-resolution display. Just line up the point from which you want to measure with the cross hairs, and you’ll have a precise measurement.
  • Leica DISTO D1 — This is the most basic and easy-to-use laser distance meter for quick and accurate interior measurements. Just turn it on, press the ON/DIST button, and you’ll have your measurement.
  • Leica DISTO D2 — This particular model has seven measurement modes as well as a fully-featured LDM that can be used for many different purposes. By building on the D1, it's easy to operate. But it has more functions and a higher level of accuracy at 1/32 of an inch (1.5 millimeters). It even has a longer range than the D1, at 330 feet (100 meters).
Because there are so many useful measuring functions, it can be hard to find the best Leica Disto for your needs. So, you want to make sure you pick one that will work for you. Whether you’re looking for a Leica Disto D2 or some other model, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Leica Disto?

The Disto laser measurer from Leica Geosystems is an innovative tool that’s great for quick, easy, and precise distance measurements (such as lengths and volumes) with the press of a button (even in places that aren’t very accessible). It will save you both time and money, because it will improve measurement accuracy while you’re on the site.

How do I use a Leica Disto?

Leica Disto: Product Review

The Leica Disto comes with a variety of functions — from area and volume measurement to a Pythagoras function that will allow you to measure indirectly. So, it will depend on what and and how you want to measure. Feel free to look at the broad selection we have at Engineer Supply.

How do I change units on a Leica Disto D2?

The Leica Disto D2 will give you distance measurements in either feet and inches or meters. If you want to change the unit of measure, be sure to hold down the “units” button for 2-3 seconds. If there is no “units” button, hold down the “+” and “-” buttons until it beeps.

What does Leica Geosystems do?

Leica Geosystems is based in Eastern Switzerland. It makes products and systems that are used for surveying and geographic measurement. Their products use a variety of technologies (such as GPS satellite navigation and laser rangefinders), so users can model existing structures and terrains through the use of computer-based systems with a great deal of accuracy (often under 1 centimeter).

Where is Leica Geosystems based?

Previously known as Wild Heerbrugg, Leica Geosystems is based in eastern Switzerland and specializes in products that are used for surveying and geographical measurement (also called “geomatics”). If you’re a surveyor or contractor and are looking for the perfect tool for your needs, be sure to look at what we have at Engineer Supply.
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