I recently scored a sword HT rig from fellow forumite Dennis McAdams, based on the highly successful one built by Jesus Hernandez.
While I know I can use decalescence, and I'm pretty good at that, the limitations of my shop mean I'll be doing this outdoors in daylight. This makes me think a decent thermocouple probe and thermometer is in order. I have a crappy HF unit that I don't trust, so I'm thinking of upgrading to an Omega unit. They have a couple in the sub-$100 range that look g