Milwaukee recently introduced their new line of infrared Temp-Guns. The one we are taking a look at today is the 12:1 model 2268-20 temp gun. This new tool has a clearer and faster scanning process. Milwaukee has been making temp guns for a while and I have to say you get a great temp gun for a reasonable price compared to their competition.
While some temp guns are only good for indoor or outdoor use, this one is designed to be used in either area. The protected LCD screen is easy to read, plus a back-lit LED screen helps in darker areas. The temp gun also has a high/low alert, which is pretty easy to set. One thing you will notice by the design of the tool is the head is fully protected by rubber. There is much more than meets the eye. In fact, Milwaukee designed this with a 7 point reinforced frame to provide durability and to make this job site tough. They claim it will even survive a seven foot drop.
This temp gun is powered by a 9v battery (12 hours of runtime) and will take a reading from -22 degrees F to 1022 degrees F with a 0.95 Fixed Emissivity. The accuracy is +/- 1.8%. That’s a nice broad range which will make this tool appeal to a wider audience. As I noted earlier, this is a 12:1 measurement which means from 12′ away, it will read a 1′ spot. Not only does this have an alarm feature for high/low, but it can perform a hold function along with a max, min and average. The tool only weighs 11.5 oz, so it won’t put a lot of weight on you or your tool bag.