By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools

Craftsman Accutrac

Handling a 100 ft. steel tape measure isn’t the easiest task especially if you’re working solo. The Craftsman® Accutrac® Laser Measuring Tool is like having an assistant and more. This easy-to-operate, pocket calculator measures distances up to 100 ft. with +/- accuracy of 1/8 in. The icon labeled unit button converts measurements to decimal feet, feet/inches, decimal inches, inches, meters and millimeters. There’s even a flip-out extension pin for measuring from inside corners.

The tool’s read button activates the laser and begins the measurement, while pressing the mode button calculates length, area, volume and 2 or 3 point Pythagorean measurements. Add a large. Hi-vis, backlit LCD screen and this measuring tool handles the grunt work. It comes in handy when sizing up a room for buying paint, wallpaper, carpet, flooring, trim, window treatments, fencing and more.

The tool is powered by 2 AA batteries (sold separately). The measuring tool has an impact-resistance resin shell with a rubber over-mold grip for secure and comfortable handling. The Craftsman Accutrac Laser Measuring Tool (#48277, $99.99) is available at Sears and

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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