BOSCH says it has introduced the first laser distance and angle measurer, model GLM 80, powered by lithium-ion battery technology.
The device features a two-axis tilt sensor, which lets the user hold it in a vertical or horizontal position and get angle readings. Measurement modes include length, area, volume and indirect, which gives measurements in areas that are inaccessible or difficult to reach. The GLM 80 can store up to 20 measurements and transforms into a digital level when placed inside the Bosch R 60 level. Contact: Bosch Power Tools & Accessories. Tel: 877-267-2499. www.boschtools.com
This article originally appeared in the January 2012 issue.