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Old 12-14-2020, 04:49 PM
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Best low priced temp gauge?
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Think this is the one I bought off eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193795526293
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Originally Posted by Billy Kelly View Post
Think this is the one I bought off eBay

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193795526293
One does not really need much more than that. Exergen are rebadged into RC and expensive anyway and are overkill. The tolerance (it gets closer to actual) goes down the closer the temp is taken, so any comparable HVAC IR thermometer will work more than good enough.

UEI makes some quality stuff, gets rebranded as field piece or vise versa.

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Originally Posted by purplegrape View Post
Best low priced temp gauge?

How accurate do you want to be. If you go too cheap, then you will have to expect inaccurate readings. Usually, they will be off by a few degrees. If you want accuracy, you would be spending close to $100. I use these as a main tool for my job. Milwaukee and Fluke are going to be at the top.
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I've used the Harbor Freight one for several years; it's fine, but will eat a battery so I usually take that out if I'm not going to use it for some time.
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I've used the Harbor Freight one for several years; it's fine, but will eat a battery so I usually take that out if I'm not going to use it for some time.

I tried out a HF temp gun. It worked pretty good. If I remember right, it was off by less than1 degree.
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Now is the time to grab an infrared thermometer since everyone ran out looking for one during the pandemic...jacked up prices 100% or more. Now you can find them for $10~$20 range. I'd get something like a Nubee NUB8380 with adjustable emissivity. I have an older model that I almost use daily for the past many, many years while RCing and very happy with it.
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I just got a cheap one off amazon. I just looked the prices are about double when I bought mine a few years ago. As for accuracy, I don't think it really matters as long as it is close enough. My cheap one was within 3 degrees F of both an exergen and Milwaukee and I'll say thats close enough for me since 1 degree of timing will make more of a difference than that.
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