Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 29
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by KVan Entertainment Purposes Only
I needed a IR thermometer so I grabbed this at the local HD and later bought a Kline IR1000.
I was dong some AC work and measuring the basic temp split between return and supply so I took the opportunity to compare the Ryobi to the Kline. The Ryobi measures consistently 5-10 degrees higher than the Kline which I guess is within the specs for this unit.
When I need accurate measurements I use a thermocouple and meter but when I'm taking a snapshot using an IR I would at least like to be somewhere close. The Kline is more expensive but it also has an accuracy of 1.5% so measuring 75 degrees it would be within a 1.125 degree swing not 5-10 degrees.
I would say pass and get a more accurate unit unless you just want to play around.
Picture 1 - Fieldpiece ST4 Thermocouple
Picture 2 - Kline , Ryobi comparison
July 28, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TheMensaYenta Very Satisfied; seems accurate!
Works as expected, seems accurate. Pretty cool to get the temperature of just about anything, not just the ambient temperature around you. It was worth about the $30 investment!
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ed Have wanted for salt block cooking and general home/auto uses.
Lightweight, not cumbersome, quick check of temps.
August 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hothouse It can't make up it's mind
I bought this because my home A/C unit was acting up, & I needed to measure the temp at the vents. It worked fine, except for 1 problem. It can display the temperature in either Fahrenheit or Celsius. There is a switch inside the battery cover for this purpose. BUT, the 1 I got would change to Celsius all by itself every 25 to 30 readings or so. Then, I would have to open the battery compartment, switch it from Fahrenheit to Celsius and back. Then, it was good to go for another 25-30 readings before it switched again. I took it back and exchanged it for another one. This one would switch to Celsius every 4 or 5 readings. I took this one back and got a refund. It would be a good tool for anyone who is fluent in both Fahrenheit AND Celsius.
June 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Msstefani Pretty cool
It's very neat and handy. The salesman was very knowledgeable.
July 5, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jbuba good value get the job done
This is a good meter for light work to give quick reading of temperature in almost any location.
July 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Flyer28 Save Your Money!
This thermometer is not properly calibrated. After doing some experimenting, I found this thermometer reads anywhere from 2 to 4 degrees high. For example, it measures the temperature of boiling water at 216 degrees. For my purpose, accurate temperature readings are important. For about $10 more, I purchased a General Commercial thermometer which is far more accurate.
May 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cynnamonwitch LOVE our Ryobi tools!
We are in the process of remodeling a 1985 mobile home. My husband wanted this to see where the worst heat gain was so we could add more insulation. Like all the Ryobi tools we have, it is fantastic!
June 28, 2016