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Mini Non-Contact Laser Infrared Thermometer Temperature Gun

  • Not intended for testing human temperature
  • Accurately measures the temperature on surfaces
  • Easy to read digital backlit screen
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Product Overview

Thermometer featuring a large, backlit screen for easy reading


Backlit Screen for Easy Reading

The large, backlit screen makes it easy to read the temperature measurements.

Thermometer designed for measuring temperatures in the home.


Detects Temperatures in the Home for Energy Savings

This handy tool makes it easy to detect different temperatures in your home so you can make adjustments for energy efficiency.

Thermometer with a battery-operated, hand-held design for convenience


Battery-Operated, Hand-Held Design

This tool features a compact, hand-held design that allows you to use it in the home, car, or on the go with ease.

This mini infrared thermometer is designed to detect temperature differences in your home. It features a user friendly backlit screen that is easy to read. It is not intended for testing human temperature.
  • Stop wasting energy in your home
  • Scan around windows and doors to find costly drafts
  • Spot check surface temperatures from a safe distance
  • Perfect for cooking, automotive, electrical, HVAC and many more household tasks
  • Backlit screen with large readings for easy viewing
  • Includes batteries and 1 year limited warranty
  • Do not use to test human temperature
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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.016 in
Product Height (in.)
5.039 in
Product Width (in.)
1.26 in

Details

Battery Power Type
Alkaline
Battery Size
AAA
Control Type
Digital
Display Type
Digital
Distance to Spot Ratio
8
Electrical Tools Features
Backlit,Data Hold
Max Accurate Temp Measurement (F)
626
Measures/Detects
Temperature
Min Accurate Temp Measurement (F)
-58
Number of Batteries Required
2
Product Weight (lb.)
0.152 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Test Meter Type
Infrared Thermometer
Tools Product Type
Test Meter

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year limited

Questions & Answers

30Questions14Answers

So would this detect FAR infrared as well?

Asked by Jhb January 12, 2021
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Answer

Don’t waste your money not accurate at all!

Will it be accurate without the little round plastic lens cover? Just noticed it’s missing

Asked by Carter November 24, 2020
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Answers

Just test it on a known thermal source and you'll have a good idea. Assume a 10% variance possibility. Heat your oven to 350 and when it reaches temp and the element is no longer energized check temp of different interior parts of oven. Check exterior temp outdoors out of direct sunlight for temp and compare to reported temp. I'm sure you can find other things to try.

Can you use this to check to see if my 2 stroke air cooled motorized bike cylinder head is overheating?

Asked by ItalianStallion September 17, 2020
1
Answer

if the laser beam can shine on the spot you want to check for temp it will work up to 999 degrees.

Is it accurate to measure the temperature inside a refrigerator

Asked by Chris July 28, 2020
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Answers

I did not purchase for that particular purpose so not sure how accurate scanning that environment would be.

Is it good for checking liquid temperatures

Asked by Dannie July 27, 2020
1
Answer

would work very well. used a lot for automotive chemical temp tersts like anti freeze and for construction uses like water heater temps etc.

can you use this to check the temperature on a car motor?

Asked by Jim July 22, 2020
1
Answer

yes, however, reflective surfaces will interfere with the reading. So make sure you are scanning a part of the motor that isn't very reflective.

You do NOT give the RANGE of Temperatures that this "General Tools Mini Infrared Thermometer" rea...

Asked by Les June 25, 2020
1
Answer

Measurement Range:-4° to 536°F (-20 to 280°C) Measurement accuracy: ±3.6ºF (±2ºC) or ±2% of reading (whichever is greater) above 32ºF (0ºC); ±5.4ºF (±3ºC) or ±2% of reading (whichever is greater) below 32ºF (0ºC)

is it ready to go after battery's installed or do you need to down load an app?

Asked by JimmyP June 23, 2020
2
Answers

no app. it is fully self contained programming.

Do you have digital thermometer for people

Asked by BigSam June 16, 2020
1
Answer

Yes, the NCIT100 Hawkeye is an infrared thermometer capable of taking human temperature. It is sold at home depot.

Can replace the battery?

Asked by Bonnie June 14, 2020
2
Answers

Yes, underneath the trigger is the battery compartment that holds 2 AAA batteries

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.3
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  • 51% recommend this product
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Does exactlly what it's intended to do. I check my griddle temps for cooking. Love it. Easy to use.
Does exactlly what it's intended to do. I check my griddle temps for cooking. Love it. Easy to use.
by bagger714
Response from General ToolsApr 19, 2021
We appreciate the positive feedback you recently submitted on your General Tools purchase. For nearly a century, General Tools has been a recognized leader in the design and development of precision specialized tools. We pride ourselves in delivering the PRECISE tool for the job. Thanks again for your product review. We are pleased that you are satisfied with your General Tools purchase!
1 person found this helpful
great product having problem with hot water to hot water was 150degrees code is 120degrees thanks...
great product having problem with hot water to hot water was 150degrees code is 120degrees thanks to this product we solved problem.
by mraffordablellc123
This was exactly what I was looking for. I am not a contractor that uses a tool like this every d...
This was exactly what I was looking for. I am not a contractor that uses a tool like this every day so I didn't want to invest a large sum of money; however, I did need to test my cooking stove as the surfaces seemed to be quite hot when the oven was operating. I wanted peace of mind that it was within the standards and not a fire hazard, as it is 45 years old. Subsequently, I found it fun to test other things such as my wood stove. I was most intrigued by the different temperatures taken at various points on the wood stove. Hopefully, I will get many years of use out of this product, but only time will tell. For now, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone with similar needs.
by Jazzbocat
4 people found this helpful
Bought to check the temps on my bearded dragon terrarium...
Bought to check the temps on my bearded dragon terrarium and it works great and was expensive. Definitely would recommend.
by Tempgun
Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
Rating provided by a verified purchaser
by HomeDepotCustomer
Works just like it’s supposed too...
Works just like it’s supposed too
by HomeDepotCustomer
a bit on the chinsy side but works well...
a bit on the chinsy side but works well
by HomeDepotCustomer
great until plastic becomes sticky
I was happy with the price point and function of the product, but after a year or 2 in my laundry room cabinet, the black handle became extremely sticky and black gunk would get on your hands at contact. I decided to discard it.
by ryan
Works well and is comfortable to hold...
Works well and is comfortable to hold
by BENJAMIN
Temperature is not even close
I bought this to have it readily available in the toolbox - big mistake! I have three other temperature devices and two laboratory grade thermometers. Comparing the other devices on several occasions, I found they all agree within less than 2 degrees. This General IRT205 is always off by 10 degrees or more. Thought about low batteries - changed them twice with no improvement. If you wanted to use this to monitor for freeze risks, paint/caulk temperature compatibility or something similar, you would likely make a big, costly mistake. - don't waste your money on this! The one I bought is going into the trash.
by captain
Response from General ToolsApr 8, 2021
We are very sorry that you are not completely satisfied with your purchase. We appreciate the time you took to write this review. We would like to assist you with your issue. Please call 800-697-8665 Ext 1603 or email us at techsupport@generaltools.com. We will be more than happy to resolve this issue for you.
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