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    My Raytek Raynger ST2 finally bit the dust after 9 years of daily service.

    Any suggestions on what to buy now?

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    I guess I should have said this is an infrared thermometer.


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    Does anyone have experience with the Extech Mini Infrared Thermometer?


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    Fluke 63 Infrared Thermometer

    -25 to 999F, 12:1 (D:S), 1% accuracy, laser sight, fixed emissivity (.95), hard case


    Pretty much the same, maybe better specs to what you had. I have had it for a while and am happy with it


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    Does anyone have experience with the Extech Mini Infrared Thermometer?

    At 6:1 ratio you need to be really concerned with how close (how far away from) you are to what you are measuring.

    At 6 feet away you are measuring a 1 foot diameter circle, and that is HUGE.

    Ted's reference to one with 12:1 is twice as accurate, at 6 feet you are measuring a 6 inch diameter circle.

    The one I use is 33:1, so at 6 feet I am measuring about a 2 inch diameter circle.

    They make 50:1 ratio ones now (mine is probably about 10-15 years old), maybe even better ratios than that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    At 6:1 ratio you need to be really concerned with how close (how far away from) you are to what you are measuring.

    At 6 feet away you are measuring a 1 foot diameter circle, and that is HUGE.

    Ted's reference to one with 12:1 is twice as accurate, at 6 feet you are measuring a 6 inch diameter circle.

    The one I use is 33:1, so at 6 feet I am measuring about a 2 inch diameter circle.

    They make 50:1 ratio ones now (mine is probably about 10-15 years old), maybe even better ratios than that.

    Yes but you have that never ending sticker on the side for the distance acuacey and mine only cost in the mid 2s not in the mid 7s or 8s. I would rather do a quick distance check and check or refresh my memoryy of what I may have to subtract instead of paying 2 to 3 times as much. Most of the time you are pretty close where it does not make a difference.


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    Ted,

    I don't have a distance measuring one, too old for that, just the laser pointer for the target.

    I paid $545 for mine back then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    Does anyone have experience with the Extech Mini Infrared Thermometer?
    I don't have the Extech thermometer, but I have not been very impressed with the quality of other Extech products that I do have or have handled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    My Raytek Raynger ST2 finally bit the dust after 9 years of daily service.

    Any suggestions on what to buy now?

    Aaron I have a FLIR B2 INFRARED THERMAL Camera I Can sell you for only $ 4,200.00 COLD CASH PLEASE L.O.L. L.O.L. L.O.L.

    Work great

    Best

    Ron


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    Thanks to all, except of course RB, who just could not let an opportunity to sell, sell, sell that IR camera crap pass.


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    I opted for the Raytek Raynger ST-20XB. It is discontinued and being replaced by Ted's Fluke 63. Same capabilities. $119 at Amazon.

    By the way RB, isn't the Extech that JL is dissing made by FLIR, the high and mighty maker of all things Cracker Jack?


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    I opted for the Raytek Raynger ST-20XB. It is discontinued and being replaced by Ted's Fluke 63. Same capabilities. $119 at Amazon.

    By the way RB, isn't the Extech that JL is dissing made by FLIR, the high and mighty maker of all things Cracker Jack?

    aARON Your just jealous you can't afford nice toys

    But then your new little Ray gun is nothing but an IR camera with out the image.

    Why do you have one of them things ?

    Best

    Ron


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Bibler View Post
    aARON Your just jealous you can't afford nice toys

    But then your new little Ray gun is nothing but an IR camera with out the image.

    Why do you have one of them things ?

    Best

    Ron
    RB: I have all the image I need. When viewed from the side, maybe too much image.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    RB: I have all the image I need. When viewed from the side, maybe too much image.

    Now that was funny


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    Now that was funny
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