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Old 08-18-2009, 09:49 AM   #1
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Anyone Tried The Milwaukee Inspection Camera?

Bought a Milwaukee 12v Inspection camera today at Homedepot. Figure it will be helpful for peering into the hard to get to places of my 72' Overlander with minimal demolition. Got it for $250 and it comes with nifty cordless drill.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:45 AM   #2
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We've been using borescopes for 20 years in the shop. Definately a worthwhile investment.
Getting the business end into the right spot can be tricky at times and the depth of field is small.
Did it come with a right angle attachment or mirror?


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Old 08-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #3
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Haven't opened the box yet, don't know if it has right angle attachment or mirror. Been wanting one for a while and resto on the AS was a very good excuse to buy one !! My tool arsenal is going to grow during this process !! mirrors or right angle attachments
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:15 PM   #4
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I think all would appreciate a follow-up on how well this works. I own a lot of Milwaukee tools both personal and business; generally they are great.

I too used borescopes for many years; first when I did turbine and gear inspections in my GE days; about 25+ years ago. We had steerable units; 30+ large in 1980 dollars. Light source is critical too. No LEDS back then.

Great tools.

Tom Nugler's comments right on the mark.
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:34 AM   #5
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I did, unfortunately, I had problems with a defective unit. On the third attempt to use it, it wouldn't power up. Batteries weren't the problem. I was very surprised because of the reputation of the Milwaukee brand, so hopefully this is just a one off incident.

I ended up returning it and getting a Ridgid inspection scope. It has come in handy on multiple occasions. Great tool.

What would be really neat would be the ability to save a picture to a memory card. The Ridgid has a video output so you can connect it to a larger monitor if you need to.
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Old 08-24-2009, 12:15 PM   #6
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Used the inspection scope this past weekend. Put it into the black tank and was able look around and determined that the blank tank will need to be replaced. One thing I don't like about it is that you tend to hit the on/off button while holding it and manipulating the view. Other than that, can't complain, has been very handy. The 12v screw gun that comes with it is really great. Everytime I peer into a nook or cranny of my AS I keep expecting to see something looking back at me !!! I would reccomend this tool.

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