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Measuring Accuracy Problem

How can i know if my measuring tool accuracy is correct, I think it has a problem.

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Hello, I would say that kksalm gave the easy way to confirm. I say the same , if the level the reading will be the same 180 deg. rotated Good luck, Jack

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If you're using a laser, note the result at the distance you need it and then spin the laser 180 degrees and check to see if results match.

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Use a second measuring tool and compare the results, or you can measure a known size or length (floor tiles for example)and check the reading you get.

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