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Offline live4ever

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Inspection cameras - recommendations?
« on: August 08, 2014, 11:01 AM »
I asked this on another forum but thought I'd check in here too.

I'm thinking about an inspection camera to help mainly with fishing wires and other general house/shop/site inspection.  I can't seem to settle on a model.  Looking at models from all the usual suspects, and was initially leaning towards the Milwaukee. 

Also looking at wi-fi scopes that stream the image to iPhone/ipad.  Don't need a lot of bells and whistles - just decent image quality and enough light to work in dark stud bays and joist cavities.  Seems some of these wifi models are lacking on the camera/light end.

Anyone have a model they are happy with??
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

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Offline mike68au

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Re: Inspection cameras - recommendations?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 11:29 AM »
I have the Bosch GOS10.8v-Li Scope Camera.  It has by far been the best i have had after having a Rigid which died and a Miwaukee i sold to by the Bosch. 

Image quality is superb being crisp and clear and the LED light has adjustable brightness.  It also has a small camera head making getting inot the tighter places easier.

Hope this helps

Offline shed9

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Re: Inspection cameras - recommendations?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2014, 12:14 PM »
I'm in a similar situation and have to say the Bosch is top of my list so far. The ability to output the video is particularly useful for recording (if required) via a cheap laptop video convertor.
« Last Edit: August 08, 2014, 12:44 PM by shed9 »

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Re: Inspection cameras - recommendations?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 12:40 PM »
I have the Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless M-Spector 360 Digital Inspection Camera Kit Model # 2313-21. I bought it at Home Despot. Used a Harbor Freight 25% off coupon and got it for $149.

I can't believe how many times I've used it, and what I've used it for:

• Followed a drain pipe far enough to learn how it was laid out
• Found the back edge of a pocket door to know where I could cut in a box for network cables
• Found the leak on the washing machine
• Found an obstruction that was stopping me from running a wire in a vertical wall section. Turns out there was a fire stop block in there!
• Located the block heater on the wife's Suburban and replaced it without having to drop the front drive shaft or transfer case, both of which are in the way of  'straight' access
• Examined a cut on the top of my head when I came up under my newly-installed tire carrier with enough force to make the truck move! Ouch!
• Determined that it wasn't a stuck ice cube (common problem) causing the ice maker to not work.

There are probably more, but those are the ones I can think of right now.

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