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Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter

To: shoptalk <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter
From: Battmain <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 19:42:06 -0700 (PDT)
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I have a Fluke, Harbor Freight, Radio Shack and a few kits I built many years 
ago. The Harbor Freight one gets the most use. Probably because I don't care if 
I drop it, loose it or smoke it by screwing up. A new one costs less than 
lunch, or even a soda with a coupon. YMMV.


> From: Scott <>
>To: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net 
>Sent: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 9:39 PM
>Subject: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter
>I suspect my multimeter isn't 100%. The continuity test won't always alarm 
>when I touch the probes, the needle doesn't sweep very well, etc. ,etc. I just 
>put new batteries in it, so I'm thinking it might be the meter itself.
>So who likes their meter and what kind do you have? I'd like to be using this 
>thing tomorrow, so ideally I can get a decent one from Radio Shack, Ace, etc., 
>but if I really want a whatever I can only get online, I can wait a few days 
>for it to be overnighted. I don't make a living with the thing, but I'd like 
>to enjoy using it, as opposed to the one I have now which came from Home Depot 
>(or Lowe's) and I always questioned.

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