Makita has expanded their laser measuring instrument range with the introduction of a further laser distance measure and an additional cross line laser.

There are now three laser distance measures in the Makita range providing operational capacity for 30, 50 and 80 metres reach. The new cross line laser extends this sector to three invaluable instruments with a wide variety of useful functions.

The new Makita LD030P laser distance measure is designed for indoor application with a range from 2m to 30 metres. This is a useful 3-function measure to enable a single measure or distance tracking function and full area calculation.

The Class 2 laser generates a marker point that is clearly visible at 30 metres and actually gives a point diameter of 6mm at 10 metres away from the measure. The typical measuring tolerance is just +/- 2.0mm at 10 metres distance. Comfortable for hand-held measuring, just 117x53x25mm in size and robustly built with edge protectors, the new Makita LD030P, which is operated by 2 x AAA batteries, has IP54 protection, meets ISO16331-1 certification and is ideal for all interior measurements.

The latest cross line laser, the Makita SK104Z, has clear line visibility up to 15 metres and will reach 60 metres with the detector with the laser in pulse mode, which also reduces battery consumption. The main improvement or benefit on this new model is the increased return of the cross-lines in both vertical and horizontal directions. This means the projection of the lines is not only visible to the front surface, but they are projected back across the ceiling area, floor area, and side walls of a room, ideal for stud work or pipe work applications.

The SK104Z laser includes a pendulum lock for safe transport or so the lines can be fixed at preferred angles if required. The unit will self-level and the beam accuracy is +/-  3mm at 10 metre range. The SK104Z weighs just under half a kilo, is operated by 3 x AA batteries, and has a ¼” tripod thread in the base. This versatile and robustly built laser has two, clear to view cross lines and is supplied as a comprehensive kit with magnetic holding adaptor, target plate, carry pouch and full operating instructions.