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    AccuTools BluVac Micron Gauge

    Hi, All.

    FYI: Here's a video Mitts made of 2 BluVacs vs. a JB.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqzwkoTzsLA

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    Nice, with the blu vac, it would be impossible not to spot a small leak with the range it shows. Excellent tool I'm gona have soon

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    if your in the market i cant recommend this gauge enough. As with all the little guys digi cool, accutool appion etc... if we dont support them they wont be there. I dont think its any secret what a certain color manufacture did to a ceratin loud mouth scot outa the NW part of Canada. If you resemble this comment it is purely coincidence as these are fictional examples

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassajara View Post
    if your in the market i cant recommend this gauge enough. As with all the little guys digi cool, accutool appion etc... if we dont support them they wont be there. I dont think its any secret what a certain color manufacture did to a ceratin loud mouth scot outa the NW part of Canada. If you resemble this comment it is purely coincidence as these are fictional examples
    Any negatives with it? I just saw on another thread that you just bought it. And compared to supco it's great. I have a YJ 69075 and I'm wondering how Bluvac compares with it. I've been happy with my YJ, but I also love accuracy. This alone could make me switch. Thanks
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    I have only compared it with the supcos we have. I dont have anyhting YJ anymore so i cant make that comparison. I do own a analog TE and they are real close to each other on the pull down. The differnce we are seeing so far is how they respond once you blank them off.

    You are correct I only picked one up friday. I wasted most of the day setting up a rig to test them and then was there sat and sun fooling around with it and it was in the field yesterday and toady, which lead to me finding out my gauges were contaiminated. BTW neither the TE or supcos caught that. I wont pretend this was a scientific lab test just a mech, like most of you fooling around in his shop. Who knows maybe it will blow up next week ;-).

    I dont think I need anymore then the 30 hrs i have spent playing around with this thing to recommend it over the supco. Is it as good as the time tested TE? unkown ill keep you posted but that could take awhile ;-)

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    hmm Interesting. I was under the impression the Thermal was the best. Picked that up last year.
    How does this one work? Will it have the same issues in cold weather as the TE?
    Where is it made?
    How much?
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tassajara View Post
    if your in the market i cant recommend this gauge enough. As with all the little guys digi cool, accutool appion etc... if we dont support them they wont be there. I dont think its any secret what a certain color manufacture did to a ceratin loud mouth scot outa the NW part of Canada. If you resemble this comment it is purely coincidence as these are fictional examples
    I agree 100%.
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    http://accutools.com/pages/service/BluVac%20Manual.pdf
    did any one read the Calibrate instructions? Thats one unique way to do it lol.

    Looks like the accuracy is comparable to the Thermal. Ill stick with that one for now.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    http://accutools.com/pages/service/BluVac%20Manual.pdf
    did any one read the Calibrate instructions? Thats one unique way to do it lol.
    Believe it or not, this is *exactly* the way we do it in the factory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    http://accutools.com/pages/service/BluVac%20Manual.pdf
    did any one read the Calibrate instructions? Thats one unique way to do it lol.

    Looks like the accuracy is comparable to the Thermal. Ill stick with that one for now.
    If I'm reading it right they are not similar.
    The Thermal accuracy is ±5% from 200-1000 microns
    The BluVac accuracy is 5% of Reading +/- 5 microns from 0 – 25,000 microns
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    If I'm reading it right they are not similar.
    The Thermal accuracy is ±5% from 200-1000 microns
    The BluVac accuracy is 5% of Reading +/- 5 microns from 0 – 25,000 microns
    Your right I apologize. Im not concerned how close the reading is at the higher end of the scale so much. I need to pull them down to 500...
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    Your right I apologize. Im not concerned how close the reading is at the higher end of the scale so much. I need to pull them down to 500...
    ±5% and 5% of reading are two different things

    FWIW Here is the field calibration procedure for the thermal.
    I've done this before.

    http://www.thermalengineeringcompany...01,%204575.pdf
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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    ±5% and 5% of reading are to different things

    FWIW Here is the field calibration procedure for the thermal.
    I've done this before.

    http://www.thermalengineeringcompany...01,%204575.pdf
    OHH no sh*&. I didnt notice that Ice. Thanks for posting this. SO the thermal is actually 10% off? I dont get this crap yet lol. Also how are these accuracies made? Is the manufacturer in charge and thats it? Anyway they could be fudged?
    How much more accurate is this accutool?
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

    Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?

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