Dewalt DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit – Review


We have shown you the innovation in the Dewalt new 12Vmax line up now for dessert, we present to you the Dewalt DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit.

Power Tool Review – Dewalt

Power Tool Model– DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit – Review


Pros: Long battery life, Alarm functions, Color LEDs and audio alerts,

Cons: None

Specifications of the Dewalt

  • Voltage: 12V MAX
  • Temperature range: -20º F to 932º F (-29º C to 500º C)
  • Field of View; Distance: Spot: (D:S) 12:1
  • Accuracy: /-1.5% or +/- 1.5º C, whichever is greater, assumes ambient
  • Laser Power: <1mw CLASS II LASER PRODUCT


Nuts & Bolts of the Dewalt


The DCT414S1 uses the 12V MAX battery which provides long run times. It is rugged just like its other siblings in the line. It includes an auto off feature and patent pending LED alarm. With a temperature range of -20º F to 932º F it will accomplish almost any task and it is a great rugged all around temp gun. This tool is covered by Dewalt’s 3 year warranty, 90 day money back and 1 year free service plan.


This is the first measurement instrument from Dewalts new compact 12V max line up and it does not disappoint. It includes a nice hard case, charger, battery and a guide. It includes the same grip as the rest of the line which makes it feel like an extension of your hand. The back lit LCD is big and easily readable. It includes all the features you will normally see on a high end temp gun including: A data collection system that records your high, low and average temperatures. Patent pending blue and red LED lights alert you to the adjustable hot or cold measurement. It also includes an audible alarm which makes it quick and easy to target a hot/cold source. You can select through 3 different alarm modes and change from Fahrenheit to Celsius with the push of a button.

The tool also includes adjustable emissivity level (the ability of a surface to radiate heat). The default is .95  which works well on most surfaces. If you really need to pinpoint a temperature you can adjust the EMS by using the included guide. We used this on a variety of surfaces and was amazed at its distance and accuracy. The added alarms made finding drafts a snap.


Dewalts 12v Max line up was late to the game, but it was worth the wait as they have taken the tool world by storm with the highly innovative and powerful line up. The Dewalt DCT414S1 12V MAX Infrared Thermometer Kit is a great tool for any application that you need to take temperature measurements.  The included alarms and data storage make it a professionals choice.


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