If so, did it drastically cut down on time spent on diagnosis, thus enabling you to flag more hours per day?
Do you feel the cost was justifiable? To be more specific, did it really make diagnosis that much easier, and/or did it enable you to flag enough additional hours, so that the purchase price seemed reasonable?
I’ve been reading up on them, and it seems like it would make diagnosis easier and more efficient, particularly on those no-fault code vehicles, which are very common, as we know all too well.
I just looked on the snap-on website, so I already know they don’t go for pocket change. I picked that website, because that’s who comes by our shop. We’re small enough, so that’s all we get. No mac, matco or cornwell.
Interestingly enough, the tool vendor has never had one on the truck. So it wasn’t because of him, that I was interested, and read up on it. It was in one of the trade magazines I read. And they weren’t pushing a particular brand, nor did they even mention any brand names at all. I felt it was a pretty objective review. So nobody’s been pushing me to buy, in case anybody’s wondering.
Our tool vendor’s not a very good salesman, in my opinion. Several months back, I bought a video inspection scope. He was really pushing the cheaper model, even after I expressed interest in the model which was one step above. I stuck to my guns and bought the one I had expressed interest in, and couldn’t be happier. Some of the other guys have the less expensive model, and I don’t mean to brag, but mine simply works better, and has definitely made work easier.
I feel I should have bought one years ago. I’m wondering if the thermal imager is also one of those tools you buy and then say “I can’t believe I didn’t buy that years ago”