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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 pole71
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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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Of an all night cafe

We watched the arrested get taken away"

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