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Need a tach tool for testing RPM's 2 and 4 stroke (And others)

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  • Need a tach tool for testing RPM's 2 and 4 stroke (And others)

    Hopefully my post isnt in the wrong place, figured prop section would know of a tach tool that had ACCURATE readings.

    Looking for a tach tool that I can set/check 2 and 4 stroke outboards I work on. Plus if it can do other small engines too that would be good(ie: mowers,chainsaws,weedeater,ect).

    I had a Actron CP7529 but only used it twice and it was stolen. Never got to see if it was accurate, but both motors dialed in good.

    Was looking at a ES EZ Tach Plus 328, because I never really used the light feature.

    Maybe someone could point me in the right direction. Light feature a nice option to have? Any other features I should look out for?

    Again hopefully my post isnt in the wrong place.


    Thank You for your time/help,
    DamianJP
    "Idling like a clock and pissing like a race horse." -DamianJP

  • #2
    I use a photo tach from amazon. I think it was $11
    Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

    1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

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    1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
    2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
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    • #3
      Tiny tach are apparently good.

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      • #4
        Scott is this the one?
        Hows the no contact readings?

        https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Photo...oto+tach&psc=1

        QBhoy
        Iv'e been hearing this aswell.


        Can these units handle idle speed screw adjustments, and other tests too?

        Not looking for a permanent tach on motor, just a test tool I can use for 2-4 stroke outboards (And other small engine and automotive work).

        If they can , I need to grab one.


        Thank You big time guys,
        DamianJP

        "Idling like a clock and pissing like a race horse." -DamianJP

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        • #5
          I think I have this one. https://www.amazon.com/AGPtek®-Profe.../dp/B004Q8L894. Either way it was $11, so I dont feel bad if I drop it

          Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

          1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

          Past Boats
          1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
          2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
          1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

          What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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          • #6
            For outboard use, would like to see anyone pointing a tach lasser against a flywheel with removed cowl while boat is running at full throttle. Are only good for idle adjustments or running full wot revs inside a test tank with a special test prop.

            A Hardline induction tach HR-8061-2.model will be more suitable, esay to install and remove. Good for 2-4 strokes OB's and max 2 cylinder engines. Measures all the rpm range at all throttle settings, ideal for prop maximizations and records hour of use.

            If wanting to test more cylinder engines than 2 and up to 8 cylinders, will need model : HR-8062-2

            Check Iboats, Amazon for them...

            Happy Boating



            Sea Rider 320, 380 Sibs, 450 Rib, 2 Strokes Tohatsu 5,18 & 30 HP Proud Smokers

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            • #7
              Doea take 2 people to check OB WOT.
              Cheesehead boating the Gulf Coast of FLA 27.51° N, 82.53° W

              1988 Cruisers Rogue 2420 -VP 290 DP now powered by custom 468 - https://forums.iboats.com/forum/owner...988-rogue-2420

              Past Boats
              1970 Wooster Hellion - Merc 9.8
              2002 SeaRay 190BR - 5.0 - A1G2 - "Cheeseheads in Paradise"
              1984 Avanti 170DLI -3.0 stringer- "Ship Happens"

              What’s behind you doesn’t matter.Enzo Ferrari

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              • #8
                Even if you purchase "Hardline induction tach HR-8061-2" for the WOT O/B check, I'd pick up an inexpensive photo tach per Scott Danforth. They are accurate and very versatile. Especially when you are tweaking in a small engine governor for rated rpm, checking electric motor speeds, etc.
                '96 Larson 174 SEI BR. 4.3LX 4 bbl Weber s/n 0F786604. Alpha One Gen II s/n 0F709315

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                • #9
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                  Well, OP didn't say a word about Electric Motors, he stated "Looking for a tach tool that I can set/check 2 and 4 stroke outboards I work on. Plus if it can do other small engines too that would be good(ie: mowers,chainsaws,weedeater,ect)"

                  My guess is that if on a budget or wanting to spend the least on a tach will definitely go per the first option...

                  Happy Boating


                  Sea Rider 320, 380 Sibs, 450 Rib, 2 Strokes Tohatsu 5,18 & 30 HP Proud Smokers

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