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Offline Bailey

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« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 09:31:12 AM »
That would make a great item for the next tool give away drawing.

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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2013, 12:53:01 PM »
Yep

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 12:56:40 PM »
Sure would. ;)
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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 12:58:35 PM »
That would make a great item for the next tool give away drawing.

You're talking about the one at LOWES for $9.99, correct?  :rofl:
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 01:03:07 PM »
Nope

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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2013, 07:02:43 PM »
Oh, you must be talking about the $800 Fluke VT02 then.
Don't seem like hardly anyone here uses a IR thermo to start with so I don't know what on earth you guys would ever do with a VT02, lol...
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2013, 03:18:44 AM »
I used to use a Fluke IR but, left it at a house.  Now I buy the little Cen-Tech IR thermometer at Harbor freight.  The thing is always going on sell.  ($10 to $20)  It's small (fits in toolbox), inexpensive, and does the job just as well.

This is it:


http://www.harborfreight.com/non-contact-pocket-thermometer-93983.html
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2013, 08:20:34 AM »
That is what I use as well.

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« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2013, 08:26:45 AM »
Cheap enough that's for sure. No laser pointer on it?
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« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2013, 07:28:02 PM »
The one I have has it.

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« Reply #25 on: April 22, 2013, 07:31:04 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2013, 10:59:10 PM »
Cheap enough that's for sure. No laser pointer on it?

If you want a laser pointer, you can pay $10 more and get a laser pointer:
http://www.harborfreight.com/infrared-thermometer-93984.html

I used the Fluke laser pointer gun for years ($100).  Had one of these little guys kicking around in my garage ($40 version).  I used it to read the engine temperature of my gas powered remote control truck.  The little IR thermometer never got used in the garage, so I tossed it into my appliance toolbox.  After using it for a while, I realized I didn't need a laser pointer!  I completely stopped using the Fluke IR gun.  The IR gun sat in in my truck for years.

I can shoot temperatures just as well with this little thing.  I don't need precision to shoot the temp in the fridge, freezer, or the inside of a duct.  It is always in my toolbox ready to go.  Batteries last forever.  I actually prefer this over the IR laser guns.

The only time you need the laser pointer is if you are shooting temp far away, like across a room, or if you are collecting data for scientific reasons.  When you are practically standing inside the appliance you are taking the temp on, and you just need to get a feel for what the temp is, the pointer is pointless.

The only downside is they are so small, I loose one a year or so. . . . but then I lost Fluke in spite of it's big size.

You can pay more for this little IR thermometer.  Harbor freight has the best price.  Our local parts supplier wants $29.95 for the exact same Cen-Tech tool that Harbor Freight gets $11 for.
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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2013, 11:12:09 PM »
What they really need, is a laser thermometer that draws a laser circle, instead of a single point, so you can see the exact area you are measuring.
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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2013, 11:16:43 PM »
Two laser models let you tell the area you are measuring at different distances, of coarse they cost a little more then $10.00 ;)
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« Reply #29 on: April 28, 2013, 05:27:17 PM »
I bought on of them Craftsman IF thermometer brand new in an open package on Craigslist.  Worked a couple of times then I noticed that the temps were about 10 degrees less than what it should be.   Got it for a good price but I wasted my money.   Tried to get a Sears store to honor the warranty but cause I did not get it from authorized craftsman the warranty is worthless.   Thinking about getting a fluke mini.   Just use my stick thermometer.
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