Jump to content

Time to vote for Tractor of the Month!
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

Hand held Tachometer


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 OldAllis52 OFFLINE  

OldAllis52
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 41205
  • 272 Thanks
  • 160 posts
  • Location: Sweetwater Tennessee

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?


  • Traill95 said thank you

#2 ol' stonebreaker ONLINE  

ol' stonebreaker
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 12515
  • 1,503 Thanks
  • 1,076 posts
  • Location: idaho

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 


  • Alc, boyscout862 and OldAllis52 have said thanks

#3 propane1 ONLINE  

propane1
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 54307
  • 6,796 Thanks
  • 3,477 posts
  • Location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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.

Noel
  • OldAllis52 said thank you

#4 chieffan ONLINE  

chieffan
  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62695
  • 6,884 Thanks
  • 4,933 posts
  • Location: SW Iowa

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:


  • Gtractor, OldAllis52 and Jazz have said thanks

#5 Doxey OFFLINE  

Doxey
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 48959
  • 130 Thanks
  • 101 posts
  • Location: SW Missouri

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..
  • OldAllis52 said thank you

#6 Bmerf OFFLINE  

Bmerf

    Patina Farmer / Rust Collector

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 9846
  • 1,763 Thanks
  • 1,464 posts
  • Location: benton harbor, mi

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!


Edited by Bmerf, December 24, 2015 - 07:29 PM.

  • OldAllis52 said thank you

#7 olcowhand OFFLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 36,841 Thanks
  • 30,144 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

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.  


  • Bmerf and OldAllis52 have said thanks

#8 bbuckler OFFLINE  

bbuckler
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 59269
  • 2,346 Thanks
  • 2,129 posts
  • Location: Killeen,Tx

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.  


  • Bmerf and OldAllis52 have said thanks

#9 Chopperhed OFFLINE  

Chopperhed
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 20120
  • 1,852 Thanks
  • 1,071 posts
  • Location: Edmonton, Ab, Canada

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.
  • OldAllis52 and propane1 have said thanks




Top