I needed a way to check the temperature of the chandelier I am building, uh, copying. I thought about using a oral thermometer, but that seems too low tech and I've always wanted a reason to purchase a RAYTEK MiniTemp MT6. This portable non-contact thermometer is one of the coolest tools I own. I found myself gathering temperatures of all my gadgets and surfaces in the house. Just point the MT6 at an object, press the trigger and a Class III laser point sighting lets you know which object or surface you're getting a reading for. The results are instant... you can even "scan" the area and it takes an average. The backlit display even tells you the "max" temp that it registered. The MT6 can measure temperatures from -20 to blistering 932
If there is one thing I learned from home construction and remodeling is that you need a good light source. My dad has a 500-watt halogen light rig he put together, which works great, but I have knocked it over several times and each time I break something on it, the lens, the frame, the bulb... all requiring a trip to the Depot. That's why when I saw the Wobble Light, it was one of those, "Why didn't I think of it" reactions. The Wobble Light comes in all different wattage and bulb types, so depending on the type of jobs you do, they have a model for you. The light units are 18" wide and 36" tall and features all the accessory lighting standards like a handle and a power switch, but they even added a power outlet to connect a power tool or an additional Wobble Light. The Wobble Lights are available now and range from $140 for the 500-watt Halogen to $275 for a 400W Metal Halide version.
- AMAZON.com -- The Wobble Light
- The Wobble Light -- Product site