5 ways to work Faster with Small Contractor Equipment

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Time is short and every penny counts.

As a small contractor, you need absolute confidence that your equipment will deliver. That’s why we made this list of 5 tools that are guaranteed to help you finish jobs faster:


#1: Leica Disto X4

contractor equipment: Leico disto

Put the tape down and start measuring like the pros.

With the Leica Disto, you can literally point and click tool to take measurements, instantly boosting your speed and accuracy in the field.

No more second-guessing, estimating, or delaying – just capture your distance and move on to the next thing. It doesn’t get any easier than that.

The Pointfinder camera gives you the ability to capture the distance to a target – even if you’re outside and unable to see the laser beam in the bright sunlight.

This tool also lets you capture areas, volumes and angles. With a 1/16″ accuracy, a 500 ft range, an IP65 rating, and up to 8 hours of operating time, the Leica Disto is the ultimate contractor equipment for taking measurements.




#2: The SmartTool Level

small contractor equipment: smart level

No need to double-check your angles: with the SmartTool digital level from M-D Building Products, you get industry-leading accuracy and precision.

It saves you time by producing an audible beep whenever you reach the desired angle, allowing you to quickly establish your level and plumb positions.

Angles can be displayed in units of degrees, % slope or inches per foot, and with accuracies of up to 0.1 degrees there’s no room left for doubts in your measurements.

With a rugged case to protect the device from damage and a simple two-step re-calibration process, this level is a great addition to your toolbox that will help you create quality work for years to come.


small contractor equipment: Focus 35 robotic total station


#3: Spectra Precision Focus 35

What if you could finish your construction layout in a fraction of the time that it would take using batter boards, string lines and tape measures?

The Focus 35 helps you remove inefficiency from your workflow and eliminate human error from your measurements.

With a Bluetooth wireless connection, one person can layout an entire site on-the-go by controlling the functions of the total station from a prism pole.

This is by far the easiest way to increase the speed and efficiency of your construction layout.



#4: The HP ZBook Studio X360 G5

small contractor equipment: HP Z Book

The world’s most powerful convertible PC has an innovative 360-degree hinge design that lets you switch from laptop mode to tablet mode, so that you can work on your biggest projects while also showcasing your designs.

Experience one billion vibrant colors on the world’s brightest 4K laptop. Its HP DreamColor 4K anti-glare display is 20% brighter than an Apple MacBook Pro and 50% brighter than a Dell XPS.

HP’s most secure mobile workstation protects your work with industry-leading security features like the fingerprint reader, facial recognition and HP Sure View which activates a privacy screen at the touch of a button to prevent visual hacking. This state-of-the-art technology makes a great addition to the rest of your contractor equipment when you go out into the field.



small contractor equipment: HP DesignJet T830 24"

#5: HP DesignJet T830 24″ MFP

As the most compact large-format MFP, the T830 is ideal for working in job trailers. At just 24 inches, it fits in great with the rest of your contractor equipment – even in enclosed spaces.

Its intuitive and convenient print, scan, copy and share features help you communicate effectively to help move your projects forward.

Fast, mobile printing helps you easily update all of your partners on status of your projects.




BONUS: The Spectra Precision QML800

The QML800 QuickMark Layout System is a new way to lay out interior points by using two laser beams that literally mark a visible “X” over the point. The lasers are controlled wirelessly using an Android tablet.

Just select a desired point within your digital plan set and the lasers will travel there within seconds. This tool is especially useful for drywall contractors, MEP contractors, general contractors, construction managers, architects and anybody else who needs a quick layout of a CAD design on a project.



Learn More about Contractor Equipment

Are you looking for a way to drastically increase your project speed? Are your current tools not achieving the productivity you need?

Call CSDS at 800-243-1414 to ask a question, request a quote, or receive a product demonstration. One of our specialists will be in touch to share their expert opinion on solutions that will work best for your company’s needs.

For more information about the features, strengths and limitations of the products described above, please leave a comment or send an email to solutions@csdsinc.com.


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