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#1 OldAllis52 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:20 PM

I need a new hand held tach to set rpms and was wondering what other people used and needing recommendations. My old one used a stick on tape and strobe setup but it was stolen a few years ago and I forgot the brand. I can not find another like it so I was looking at some cheap laser types on ebay but know nothing about them. Any suggestions?


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:30 PM

  I've had my HF phototach for several yrs and it has performed well. I checked it against a 1750 RPM elec motor and it was dead on.

                                          Mike 


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:34 PM

I use a vibration/frequency type. Works good for just testing, not a permanent tach. Just set it on and turn the dial until the wire tip turn in a circle. I don't have a picture of it. You could maybe find it on you tube.

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Posted December 24, 2015 - 04:46 PM

Never used a tach.  Done it all by ear and feel.  A long screwdriver held on the head with one finger will tell you when it smooths out.   Rest is by ear.  Idle is fast enough to make it run smooth.  Old dog don't learn new tricks very easy.  :thumbs:  :wave:


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 06:24 PM

I bought one like Zippo Varga has. [check youtube] It is a laser type. I ordered it after seeing him use it on a riding mower, and then forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me, I'll have to try and find it..
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Posted December 24, 2015 - 07:28 PM

Bought one like this on cyber Monday.

CyberTech Digital Photo Tachometer Non Contact Tach.

 

http://www.amazon.co...ailpage_o02_s00

 

only paid $9.99. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Hope it works!


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 09:59 PM

The photo tachs work super!  I used to use a vibra-tach, but the photo-tachs are way better.  


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Posted December 24, 2015 - 10:07 PM

Bought one like this on cyber Monday.

CyberTech Digital Photo Tachometer Non Contact Tach.

 

http://www.amazon.co...ailpage_o02_s00

 

only paid $9.99. Haven't had a chance to try it out yet. Hope it works!

I got the same one seems to work great.  


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Posted December 25, 2015 - 02:51 PM

I use a Princess Auto contact/laser tach. I think it cost me $30.00. Seems to work well enough.
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