Most laser measures stop at calculating distance and area. The new Stabila LD500 Laser Measure goes far beyond that, making it something of an all-in-one layout tool. This device is equipped with a digital point finder and cross hair so that it can be used at longer ranges (up to 650 feet) and in daylight; the point finder appears on the viewing screen as a live view of the target. The LD500 can perform a number of advanced functions, such as calculating the area and volume of irregular spaces. A built-in inclinometer allows you to read degrees, percent of grade, and slope.
¦ Price: $500. 800-869-7460. www.stabila.com.