Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 41
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Too much money for something that breaks on the first job!
I bought the Milwaukee inspection camera, instead of the Ryobi product, because I thought the quality would be better. Boy, was I wrong! It worked fine when I tested it, but it stopped working the first time I put it to light use. The screen went black, and the LED lights are flickering like there's a fault in the wiring. VERY ANNOYING!
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Lincoln20 It did the job.
I needed a tool to see in my walls and it did a good job of that. It was more money then I wanted to spend but I needed it.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hummerman05 Good tool but hard to use with just one hand
I really like this scope. The only things I don't like are probably just me not fully understanding what this can do. I bought it to help me change out a oil pressure sensor on a Hummer H2 that is located on the back of the engine and impossible to see. I used the tool to find the sensor and learned what it looked like so I could recognize it by touch. I wanted to be able to see the sensor on the scope as I got a wrench on it but that just wasn't practical. I also dropped the socket behind the engine and after searching with the scope for a while, was able to recover the socket from the side of the transmission. The other complaint I had was my inability to determine left and right, and up and down from viewing though the scope. Sometimes my view was completely backwards if the cable was twisted but I got better with that as time went along. You have to learn the landmarks you see. This repair would have not been possible for me without the view this scope allowed.
January 13, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by MT2222 Not the greatest
Very solid build, seems to be a quality tool in your hand. Image quality is very good. But you cannot see more than about 8 or 10 inches when inside a wall. The lights are not nearly bright enough. The screen rotates which helps but there is a learning curve to use any camera like this. If you need a camera like this, Buy a more expensive Dewalt.
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daniel Works great
I looked at the other cameras, the head was too large on all of them. I bought this one to look into a cylinder head on my truck, and this was the only one with a small enough head (9mm). The other tool in stock had head that was double the size (17mm) and could not fit into the spark plug hole (12mm).
The light has 5 levels by the way. I feel sorry for the reviewers who didn't realize that pushing the button multiple times increases the light intensity. That is a great feature as far as I am concerned, because reflective surfaces can obscure vision when the lights are too bright.
Reading the manual might help, but I must admit that the manual was filled with a lot of stuff that obscured important facts. They should look at improving their documentation or putting a sticker about light levels on the tool.
The only other thing I can say is that the package was clearly opened before. This tool is probably a favorite for purchase, use one-time, then return. Fortunately, I asked and HD service desk was willing to negotiate price a bit. The tool was in pristine condition and image quality was great.
I normally buy Rigid power tools and have a ton of their 12v stuff, but opted for this particular camera instead. They also throw in a free battery by mail too. So now I have 2 Milwaukee batteries.
October 14, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Mole Like trying to point with a wet piece of spaghetti
I needed to inspect the interior of an empty 500 gallon propane tank. I removed the float device (gauge) thru its 1.5" hole and inserted the probe. At full extension (3') the probe would only point down. The tank is 48 inches wide and 72 inches tall. I couldn't see anything inside the tank except the valve at the bottom. By pulling half of the probe back out I could point it up but couldn't see the top of the tank, sigh. If I were really close to something the video was great. I ended up 'low teching' it by putting a 55w 12v halogen headlamp bulb inside, which lit the inside like daylight, and inserting an inspection mirror - worked perfectly.
April 27, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by homedepotcustomer this is a toy, not a tool - save your money
This is a toy, not a tool.
The light is not strong enough, the depth of field not useful beyond a foot or so. it looks to be built OK, but it simply does not work, and only produces a moderately useful image at extremely close range.
I was hoping for something better, and I always pay more for quality tools, so this was a major disappointment. -
I then bought a flexible USB "boroscope" camera, taped it to a piece of heavy gauge wire (so i could bend the angle), and used it with my smartphone, total cost ~$30. I was not expecting much, but the difference in useful image quality was far superior. The lighting, image quality, depth of field were easily 5x better. As a final test, I used both alternatively side-by side in the same hole. the difference was so large, that really, there was no comparison.
April 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jonbob junkdont buy
you cant see anything I have one from harbor fright that works better then this at half the cost I bought thinking it would be better wrong stay away from this on home depot took it right back though cant compline on service just this product
June 28, 2015