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    Which "point and shoot" thermometer would you recommend?

    One of the temperature guns I use that uses the red laser to tell you the temperature of the target area, has taken a dump and I need to order two more. The other did the job but I want to see what you all are using and hopefully find one that is less expensive. The last was pretty pricey and that was two years ago. I don't mind spending money on a good unit but I want a good bang for the buck deal.

    Which do you recommend?

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    Ive been using a fluke i bought new for $99....works great

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    This is What I have and you can find it way cheaper if you do a search, their site just had a good pic/description. The nice thing about it is its 50:1 (D:S) nice for those far away registers

    http://www.instrumart.com/Product.as...rect=ttiglobal
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryand View Post
    This is What I have and you can find it way cheaper if you do a search, their site just had a good pic/description. The nice thing about it is its 50:1 (D:S) nice for those far away registers

    http://www.instrumart.com/Product.as...rect=ttiglobal

    Wow, what a price for that first link. But I'm seaching that unit as we speak and the Fluke as well. Thanks guys for the response.

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    I don't know how fancy an IR thermometer you want (adjustable emissivity?) but I have an entry level Raytek MT6 which is fine for my needs. I got mine on Ebay from the guy that sells a ton of 'em for $50 with free shipping.

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    Had the Raytek's, worked fine but they don't seem to last (3 out of 4 died in 18 months). Bought the fieldpiece (about $60) model, have not had any problems with them. Fluke is nice but pricey ! I'm gonna check out that ebay thing myself.
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    Read the information at http://www.infraredthermometers.org/
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    $29.95 Harbor Freight. works pretty good. Do a google search for a 20% off coupon

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    I got mine at Sear about 4 yrs ago not a gun but a Palm unit. Works great and for an IR it quite actuate
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    coopers look nice. i have an NRP one or something i won at a show i think...

    my buddy has the yellow craftsman and it works good. it also has a k type built in. i believe it was under 100

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    testo makes a nice one, its only 900 bucks though
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    Do these IR's give funky readings on copper pipe?

    Any I've used are all over the map.

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    You need to make sure which ever one you buy it has a visible laser. Read the back or the package for the variance. Ryobi has one but it's plus or minus 8 deg F. The good ones should be 2 deg F

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