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Infared Thermometer Gun

Post in 'The Gear' started by Stateguy, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Stateguy

    Stateguy New Member

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    Do alot of you folks use one of them and were did you buty it which is a decent brand. I dont want to spend alot of money because i just want to check stove temp. Unless there is another use for them

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  2. bubbasdad

    bubbasdad Member

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    I got a Harbor freight jobby. Seems to wok ok.
  3. Grisu

    Grisu Minister of Fire

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    I got the Harbor Freight one, too. Works ok for me. Standard price is $40 but often on sale or with coupon for $30. Sometimes you see it also for $20 e. g. on black Friday. It will depend on how long you can wait.
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Harbor Freight . . . got it for $29.99. Still works, but for some reason the laser pointer no longer works.
  5. mking7

    mking7 Burning Hunk

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    I have the HF model as well. I say it works great but honestly, I'm not comparing it to a known reliable source so I could be wrong. :)

    I know the magnetic ones I have on my stovetop read 200* different from each other and the HF one has a digital readout so it must be accurate, right? ;)
  6. BlueMavWood

    BlueMavWood New Member

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    Harbor Freight model on Black Friday for $20.00. Have no Idea if it's accurate.
  7. Stateguy

    Stateguy New Member

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    Can you one of you guys try it on your cooking stove.Set the temp for 350 and see what it reads .Lets see how accurate it is
  8. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    But..how accurate is your stove thermostat? Mine seems to run hot, set a 350 the wife still burns the heck out of things!
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  9. Stateguy

    Stateguy New Member

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    I here you there brother
  10. bboulier

    bboulier Feeling the Heat

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    Dittos on the Harbor Freight Model.
  11. cygnus

    cygnus Feeling the Heat

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    Dittos on the wife.
  12. PassionForFire&Water

    PassionForFire&Water Minister of Fire

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    The once they sell at Harbor Freight only go up to 970F degrees.

    I would believe that the fire box temperature is hotter then 970F

    Models that go up to 1400F to 1900F seem to be much more expensive
  13. PassionForFire&Water

    PassionForFire&Water Minister of Fire

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    OK ..... I see.
    You guys are measuring stove surface temperature
  14. ridemgis

    ridemgis Burning Hunk

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    Twenty bucks at Home Depot
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    Huntindog1 Minister of Fire

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    osagebow Minister of Fire

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