Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:00 pm

Up until now I've been using my companies laser thermometer. It only goes up to 600* and then after that it gives me an error. I know some of you guys are using ones that go into the thousands of degrees. Any you recommend? Where can I buy one? How much is it gonna cost me?
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:04 pm

The "Actron CP7876 Non-contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Pointer" goes up to 932 degrees F., and is under $50 on Amazon.com.
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: Bity454 On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:27 pm

Harbor freight
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:37 pm

Thanks. I appreciate it.

I have a Harbor Freight within an hour of me, and I pass it often enough I could probably swing by there one day this week, provided it doesn't snow.
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: oros35 On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:36 am

I have this one: KINTREX IRT0421 Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer with Laser Targeting
Works pretty good.

It's pretty much the same as the other one mentioned, main difference is the other one is 10:1 (slightly better) and this one is 12:1.
http://www.amazon.com/IRT0421-Non-Conta ... im_auto_11
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:48 am

A couple yrs back I got one on eBay for abut $25. It goes to 1,200*F. Cheap, but works well!
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:00 pm

IOF, be aware of not only the temperature range but also the ratio. Check oros35's link. 12:1 vs 10:1 is better. Distance in inches : Measured Diameter in inches per. A 10:1 at 10" will report an average reading on a 1" circle. Not too bad as far as a reasonably priced unit goes. Also, look for NIST certification. Sometimes you'll find both a narrow ratio and NIST cert. for a good price.
    Edit - got this backwards in my post and have corrected it based on the following - been a while :oops: I copied this quote from oros35's link
      With a 12:1 distance to target ratio, the thermometer measures smaller surface areas at greater distances.

I got this one for ~$55 w/shipping a few years ago.
Last edited by VigIIPeaBurner on Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:45 pm

Thanks guys. Looks like I still have some shopping to do to find one that is decent.
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:31 pm

This one is good and is well reviewed:

http://www.amazon.com/IRT0421-Non-Conta ... pd_cp_hi_1
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:54 am

I should be ordering one this weekend. Just not sure which one yet. Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming. :)
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:24 am

I bought mine at Northern Tool ... but this particular model has been discontinued. 8:1 ratio, & it reads up to 1000°F.

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Here's another similarly priced one, though it only goes to 752°: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/ ... _200395566
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: kozel On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:33 am

Harbor freight has one on sale (I use this one) for $40. Not sure how long it is for.


http://www.harborfreight.com/non-contact-laser-thermometer-96451.html?utm_source=direct&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=0611e
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: Fran654 On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:06 pm

hi there bought mine at harbor freight,, if you watch the sales they are relativly inexpensive,,,,
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$19 Delivered from ebay... Works Great!

PostBy: eelhc On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:37 pm


http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-Non-Contact-IR-Laser-Infrared-Digital-Thermometer-/220733924169?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3364c46349
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: Looking for a laser thermometer...any suggestions?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:02 pm

Yeah, I still haven't bought one yet. Some other things came up that I had to pay for first. :(
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