Win a Ryobi Tek4 Laser Distance Measurecomments (20) July 30th, 2009 in Blogs
Update: The winner is SawdustTechie - thanks for all the comments, folks! More giveaways to come!
Much to my surprise, I just received a big box full of little tools from Ryobi. It’s a surprise for two reasons: First, because nobody from Ryobi told me that it was being sent. Second, because I had no idea that Ryobi was launching a new line of 4v Li-ion tools.
Its ok, I can roll with the changes…
I put the box aside and steered my internet browser to the Ryobi website to see what I had missed. Apparently the Tek4 line of tools, all of which run off of rechargeable 4v Li-ion batteries, includes lots of new categories under an overarching banner of “Cordless Electronic Tools” which are aimed at the professional.
You can browse the product line, but I want to focus on one product in particular: the Ryobi Tek4 Professional Laser Distance Measure (model # RP4010).
- This little bright-green bugger costs about $150, which puts it in price competition with the Craftsman AccuTrac, Bosch DLR165, Trimble HD50, and CST/Berger LT-160 (which was the Best Value in Kit’s test).
- It’s accurate to within a 1/16-in. over 195 ft.
- The tool has all the bells and whistles, too - flip-out reference tab, add/subtract-, stake out-, and continuous measurement functions…not bad at all for this price point!
- Finally, it runs off a rechargeable 4v Li-ion battery…which means I don’t need to hunt around at the local drug store to find the AAAAAAAA-size batteries necessary to power other laser measures.
Thing is, we’ve had more than our share of laser measures in the last few months (see Tool Test: Laser Measures), so I’m giving this Ryobi model away to one Tool Hound reader, chosen at random, who weighs in on the following discussion topic:
Q: Will laser distance measures replace standard tape measures? If so, when?
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