One of the thermometers that I use is a pistol type but it is
infrared.. Laser thermometers are expensive. Mine is by Raytek and
costs about $150 but the price is coming down... You can get them
thru Graingers or McMasters catalogs... look for infrared
thermometers..they are very accurate and instantaneous all by the
point and shoot method...didgital and back lighted..Lightweight also.
I looked for racers toolbox but it was under construction.
51-3100 AD Stocker
> From: "David" <David@Gardener.com>
> I have two catalogs that show similar Laser Thermometers. Price is no where
> near the $ 700 you mentioned.
> I have seen one work. It is really slick. It was used to detect a hot
> cyclinder, a hot catalytic converter etc.
> Also used to check coolant system temperatures all along the hoses and
> radiator. Nice diagnostic tool.
> One source for $ 109.99 is Racers Toolbox at http://www.racerstoolbox.com
> It is item Ray MT-2
> Another is $ 199.99 from Goodson at www.goodson.com
> Part number is DIT-752.
> I have bought from neither yet. Booth seem like good sources.
> 1954 3100 5 Window
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Wayne Osborne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 9:25 AM
> Subject: [oletrucks] Pistol thermometer
> | We use these pistol thermometer on our press units at work to check the
> | bearing temperature. It basically shoots a laser and whatever the laser
> | hits it reports that temperature on a lcd readout. We have tested this
> | unit against a $60k infrared digital video camera and believe it or not
> | temperature was about .5 degrees off. Real close... If you can hit the
> | point with the laser it will read the temp... Real fun toys--wayne
> | At 05:54 PM 4/9/00 -0500, you wrote:
> | >Can you provide a little more info on the pistol thermometers? Haven't
> | >heard about those. What about their accuracy? How does one point and
> | >when driving?
> | >
> | >-Bob Welch
> | >56 Cameo
> | >55 Belair
> | >
> | >----- Original Message -----
> | >From: <ADvent@thuntek.net>
> | >To: "R. Welch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> | >Cc: "Old Trucks List" <email@example.com>
> | >Sent: Sunday, April 09, 2000 3:53 PM
> | >Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Radiators and hi-stall converters
> | >
> | >
> | >> I have used an oil temp guage in an automatic. It will scare you where
> | >temps
> | >> goes when stuck in the snow or climbong a long grade in the heat.
> | >the
> | >> trans temp is easy now that there are those pstol thermometers. You
> | >point
> | >> and pull the trigger like you were going to shoot it with your favorite
> | >pistol.
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