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I've wanted to do this mini review for awhile.

The PD5 often goes on sale super cheap, and I would strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a solid laser tape measure.

 

The PD5 is very small and lightweight. It is very easy to store and carry.

 

It is rated for 328ft (100m) and so far, it is as accurate as they claim.

It's crazy fast and the target laser is very easy to see. The backlight doesn't wash out the display or hinder viewing at all.

 

I've taken multiple readings and pointed this thing at angles, recesses and oddball ceilings and I have found it to be extremely accurate.

 

Pros:

Lightweight

Compact

Accurate

Durable carry-case

 

Cons:

Price (if not purchased on sale)

 

Overall, this thing is a beast. By far, the nicest performance for the dollar. Certainly not the cheapest, but the accuracy is worth the extra $$.

 

Accuracy: ±1/16 inMax.

measuring distance: 328 ft

Data memory: 2 last measurements

IP protection: classIP 55 (IEC 529)

Battery type: 2 x 1.5 V (AAA)

Operation time with alkaline battery: 8000 measurements

Operating temperature range: -10 - 50 °C

Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 1.3 x 0.8 in

Weight with batteries: 0.2lb.fcae23c67c003b866f41ccea9f4d7613.jpg77ab981700524898f8f155f307943b22.jpg

 

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Nice review, that screen has great contrast! I like the white/blueish backlight, though I want to check out the dark with light colored text backlight measurers
I had a few negative displays, at first they seemed cool, but I found them hard to read outside and at off-angles.
Might have been a crappy display though. I think if I were to try another negative display, I would wait for an OLED.

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7 hours ago, HiltiWpg said:

I had a few negative displays, at first they seemed cool, but I found them hard to read outside and at off-angles.
Might have been a crappy display though. I think if I were to try another negative display, I would wait for an OLED.

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I don't really care for OLED displays, they're power hungry and can be hard to read in certain light.

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