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#1 wishfultech

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 01:33 PM

Went to Lowes this afternoon and they have an infared temp gun for 19.95 which is half the regular price.It's made by General tools and looks like it would be worth it.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:11 PM

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 07:40 AM

IMO, an IR gun is useless without a laser pointer to distinguish between objects close together, like the rungs on an evap coil or the louverd panel in front of an evap coil vs. the coil itself.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:31 AM

The laser pointer, or lack thereof, is only used for "general aiming"

with a Distance-to-Spot (DS) ratio of 8:1,

at 8" away, would "measure" the average temperature inside a 1" circle.

at 24" inches away, that "circle" becomes 3" diameter.

whether or not it has a "laser pointer".

 

 

 


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#5 Samurai Appliance Repair Man

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

Most troubleshooting is up close and personal. I've used both types in the field. Let's put it this way: you could use the non-laser pointer type but you'll always be wishing you had the laser. If you have the laser-pointer type, you'll never wish you didn't have the laser.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 05:59 PM

I guess I am missing something but I have never seen an infared gun that didn't have a laser .How in the world would you know where you measuring the temperature? I know that many people dont like these but I am mostly hvac and it does come in handy.



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Posted 07 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

Most troubleshooting is up close and personal. I've used both types in the field. Let's put it this way: you could use the non-laser pointer type but you'll always be wishing you had the laser. If you have the laser-pointer type, you'll never wish you didn't have the laser.

I have a IF that has the option of turning the laser on or off to save battery power.  I always leave the option on.    I wish I had an on/off switch as the thing comes on carrying in my bag because the trigger gets press by something else in the bag.


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:27 PM

Patricio, that accidental trigger is one of my biggest tool bag issues... which one do you have? I've had several and recently force recruited my thermoworks Food service laser therm to join the ever growing ranks of repair tools I carry. It is very accurated but the laser accidentally triggers in my bag. I plan on retiring it back to the kitchen once I find an apt substitute that has a trigger in a different location. A switch would be great but sometimes the laser beam is a bright signal that alerts me when the trigger is being pressed by another tool. Then I readjust it. I would like one that would turn the entire device off.

btw the laser on the ir is also a great pointing device when explaining stuff to a customer.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 08:34 PM

btw the laser on the ir is also a great pointing device when explaining stuff to a customer.

Never thought of that I will use your idea in future Duram

 

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My main tool bag is one of them onion bags that you peel open with zippers, really like it.


Edited by Patricio, 07 July 2013 - 08:41 PM.

I see says the blind man, leading a lame dog, while talking to a deaf person. In other words, Not liable if you choose to follow my opinion.
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:43 PM

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-4°F  to  500°F
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Posted 08 July 2013 - 05:50 PM

That's the exact one I carry in my tool backpack! For the most part, does a decent job. I keep a high-dollah Raytheon in The Guru Mobile when reliable precision is required.

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

The thing you need to look for when purchasing that is the swing. some have a 2 deg swing and some like Ryobi has an 8 deg swing. That means it could be as much as 16 deg off



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:21 AM

The thing you need to look for when purchasing that is the swing.

never heard of that specification


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:52 AM

Look on the side of the gun and it will say something like +-2



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:05 PM

Sears (from above)
Accuracy
-4 to 20°F : ±7.5°F
20 to 500°F  ±3% of reading or ±5°F (whichever is greater)
 
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Accuracy: 2%

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 01:57 PM

+-5 is 10 deg. because you don't know if you're 5 up or down



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Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:59 PM

The Harbour freight one is cool

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 06:25 AM

The 1 I use is a Fluke 62 mini. It came with a case and I have never had a problem with it coming on in my bag. Plus it keeps the face from getting scratched.



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Posted 18 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

Got this: http://www.newegg.co...&et_rid=3060299 for $16.99 as a Shell Shocker. Got it on a whim, looking at it now looks like pretty good specs. Has Peak Heat hold, wish it had Peak Cold too though.






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