LASER 4886

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Product Test -

At first sight, this ap­pears to be one of the bet­ter de­signs of hand­held gauges, with a con­i­cal end to help lo­cate it onto a tyre valve. Some of our testers ap­pre­ci­ated this, whereas oth­ers found it awk­ward to po­si­tion and see the read­out, and we all strug­gled to take a read­ing if a tyre valve was dam­aged.

There’s one but­ton on this gauge, which turns on the read­out, changes the units of mea­sure­ment and al­lows the gauge to be switched off (or it switches off au­to­mat­i­cally af­ter 85 sec­onds), so it’s very straight­for­ward to use and un­der­stand. The bat­tery com­part­ment is easy to ac­cess via a small cover and, once re­moved, a firm tap against the palm of your hand re­leases the two chunky LH44 watch bat­ter­ies (which is bet­ter than them be­ing loose). The me­chan­i­cal slider for mea­sur­ing tyre tread depths can be locked in the closed po­si­tion to avoid the risk of it pro­trud­ing and get­ting bro­ken. The depth is a lit­tle awk­ward to read be­cause the mea­sure­ments are on the part that protrudes; for any­thing be­low 5mm, the slider fully re­tracts and be­comes locked in­side the body of the gauge.

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