Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 34
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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dgstal Toy
Unfortunately this device was worthless as it could vary temperatures of same point up to 40 degree variation between readings!
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PJ Very inaccurate would not stay in Fahrenheit mode
I purchased this product largely based on it's price. Upon opening the unit I found out very quickly that it would not stay in Fahrenheit mode. I would have to repeatedly open the battery door every 1 or 2 readings to flip the toggle switch back and forth only to have it revert back to Celsius a few moments later. Also, the readings were 10 to 15 degrees higher or lower than actual temperature at all times.
Would not buy again. Would not recommend.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toyo Works perfect
I purchased this to help troubleshoot air condition problems. It's inexpensive and works perfectly!
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gcs Great job
Great product and service thank you. Fast delivery and email service.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 66sooner Good tool
Seems to be well made. Checked it in the house a/c and my rv a/c. Seems to be accurate
August 23, 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