Infared Thermometer Gun

Stateguy Posted By Stateguy, Jan 22, 2013 at 9:46 PM

  1. Stateguy

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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
     
  2. bubbasdad

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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  10. bboulier

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    Dittos on the Harbor Freight Model.
     
  11. cygnus

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    Dittos on the wife.
     
  12. PassionForFire&Water

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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

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

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    Twenty bucks at Home Depot
     
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