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Snap On Thermal Imager

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06 Feb 2019 14:10 #26828 by Tacitus043
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The Snap-On man just showed me their latest thermal imager; it seems like it would make an incredibly useful tool. I was wondering if any of you guys have one, or have used one before, and what you think about the imager's diagnostic usefulness. I really want to get one, but I figured I would ask around before I spent the money, thanks!

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06 Feb 2019 17:47 - 06 Feb 2019 18:12 #26834 by Chad
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I have it. Thermal imaging, in it's self, is a VERY handy and time-saving tool, at times. My first imager was the Flir one. www.flir.com/flirone/ I fell in love with it, imediately. It is an Affordable Introduction to Thermal imaging, at less than $250. Battery life sucked, though. Totally quit working after little over a year. Flir is the Top-of-the-Line, when it comes to thermal imaging. Most people will argue that the Snap-on is way over-priced, when compared to Flir. And they are right. Snap-on will argue that their database of "known good" thermal images justifies the cost.

I recommend comparing with the various models Flir offers.
www.flir.com/promotions/open-box-refurbs...uEAAYAyAAEgJxt_D_BwE
Then, choose.

Bottom Line...You will not regret your purchase, either way you go.

"Knowledge is a weapon. Arm yourself, well, before going to do battle."
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06 Feb 2019 21:11 #26837 by Matts Auto
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I've had the snapon thermal imager for about 4 months now & I like it. Yea it it's a little over priced but for the amount I've used it & time it saved me it will definitely pay for itself. You'll find a lot of uses you never thought of before you owned it. It's already paid for itself for me but I'm also a volunteer fireman (many more uses there).

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06 Feb 2019 23:22 - 06 Feb 2019 23:30 #26838 by GypsyR
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I've no interest in the Elite at triple the price of a C3 for basically the same thing. Noe the Flir C3 is really tempting me. The C3 has a regular camera that overlays a picture over the thermal image and makes it a heck of a lot easier to figure out exactly what you're looking at. Seriously nice for the price.
Doesn't hurt that the Cornwell truck sells them.
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07 Feb 2019 06:00 #26845 by Andy.MacFadyen
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This is something I have been wanting for a while , the prices are starting to come down rapidly on the Chinese clones.

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09 Apr 2019 01:24 #28533 by Nelson60
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You might want hold off on any purchase for a bit as FLIR is supposed to release their thermal imager designed for automotive use sometime the first half of this.
The part number is TG275. The specs show it having the desirable features of the C3 among other things
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26 Apr 2019 18:10 #29035 by koto57
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When it comes to thermal imagers Flir is to thermal what Pico is to scopes. I don't know what the snap on specs are but in my opinion you can't do better than flir. I have the E60bx, overkill for the automotive trade, but I am also a level 3 thermographer. By the way flir stands for forward looking infra red.

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