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Old 01-01-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Small Engine Tachometer

I have been working on a lot of single and twin cylinder engines lately. Several times I have needed a tachometer to set max rpm.
Any suggestions as what to get?


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Old 01-01-2011, 10:59 PM   #2
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A strobe light would work the best.


When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
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Ayuh,.... Tiny Tach,...
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Old 01-02-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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You state you are "working on a lot of" small engines lately. You may want to look into the hand-held optical or laser tachs which do not have to be attached to the engine. Just point at a revolving part. These are a bit pricey, in the $150 range, but are very accurate, hand held, and stay with you. I own one and used it in industrial applications. Worth it's weight on gold when needed.
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You could try this.
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Old 05-06-2011, 06:50 AM   #6
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Try this small engine tachometer . Looks pretty similar to the Tiny Tach brand. Good luck.


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