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I was checking out the laser distance finder, camera and heat sensor. Has anyone used these and can comment on durability? Any thing else to look out for?
 

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could the heat sensor be used to determine if a bearing is running hot (like on an engine, wheel or such)?
 

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I hope like hell they are good tools...I play with em every time I'm at the Orange dump...kinda like a reward for having to be there :laughing: BUT I'm skeptical as well, I mean its still Ryobi, right?
 

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could the heat sensor be used to determine if a bearing is running hot (like on an engine, wheel or such)?
I worked in a packaging mill for a while and we had a really nice thermal imaging sensor camera that we used for finding bad bearings. The gluers we ran had about 300 bearings on them in line so when you used the camera the bad bearing stuck out like a sore thumb. Really saved lots of money since we didn't have to replace a whole section of bearings when one was bad.

As far as using it on car bearings you would need a normal operating temp to compare the reading to. I have used a temp sensor to read the exhaust manifold to see if one particular cylinder was running hot compared to the others.
 

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Who cares if they work good, they look cool! kidding, has anyone used the laser distance finder yet?
 

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I'll pass on the toys.. not that practical. Sure they are selling you on their universal 4 volt battery system. For the same amount of money you can get sears craftsman stuff...think the warranty is more friendly with sears than HD & Ryobi.
 

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A lot of Craftsman electric tools
are made by Ryobi.
 

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I'll pass on the toys.. not that practical. Sure they are selling you on their universal 4 volt battery system. For the same amount of money you can get sears craftsman stuff...think the warranty is more friendly with sears than HD & Ryobi.
You are aware that Craftsman electrical tools have been crap for a loooooong time now, right? Especially cordless. Even DeWalt batteries out last theirs :laughing:
 
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I have never used anything ryobi, my pops taught me from a young age that in construction trades, you never skimp on the tools you use to make money, especially those tools that take abuse and dont have room to fail.

I always live with that motto, but I know a lot of guys who use ryobi, and their products actually last from what I have seen.

I used to use DeWalt, but the last few drills I have had are just garbage, since 05 I have been using mostly makita tools and love them, cordless li-ion, powertools, theya re just nice.
 

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I bought the stabilla laser distance measuring tool over the tek 4 due to the fact that it could not run off of regular batteries. Think about it. What happens after ryobi discontinues the tek 4 line. You product will hopefully still be working but you will not be able to use it becuase your batteries are dead and now you cant find a replacement. Thats my feeling on this.
 

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I was in HD the other day having a good laugh at the Ryobi Miter saw. Looked like a Playschool(r) toy. :) That alone told me to stay away from it. Lately my tools have been on a revolution from me. I would hate to mix in lackluster brands :rolleyes:
 

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I purchased the camera..Like the size of the viewer and hand fit. The flash causes "Red Eye" but does well for actual site photo's. Saw dust is not an issue the thing is water-proof to 3'.
 
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