View Full Version : Digital Tachometer

12-10-2002, 02:35 PM
Has anyone (Paul?) ever seen or used a digital tachometer?

Ever since I read that Paul tests his saws with a tach I've been interested in trying it myself.

The way these work is you stick a reflective piece of tape (provided) to the thing you are measuring (a blade in this case), and as it spins the laser picks up and counts the revolutions.

Bill c
12-10-2002, 08:40 PM
I use one of those tachs also.I bought mine off the snap on truck for about $200.I adjust the demo saws with it.

12-10-2002, 09:26 PM
Sorry Stone, we use a spindle tach, Cost was about $65.

12-10-2002, 10:07 PM
Check here: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=25423&item=1923596550&rd=1

They have 2 more left for $65. I just took 1 of 'em. Seems slick to be able take the RPM without attaching to the arbor, etc.