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Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter

Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter
From: Scott <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 22:43:45 -0400
Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
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Yeah, the one I have I got because it had a needle and I remember 
someone telling me being able to see the needle twitch was useful. But 
that's only true if the thing works, and this one doesn't seem to. I 
should just get the Harbor Freight cheap digital one then?

On 10/30/2012 10:39 PM, Roland Wilhelmy wrote:
> There are real reasons to have a multimeter (VOM) with a needle
> (analog) display.  If you want a needle display, you may have to pay a
> lot or look on eBay.  Harbor Freight's $5 digital meters are the most
> for the least.  I have a couple lying around.
> If it works, it's a Fluke.
> -Roland
> with a very old Fluke digital meter and an even older Weston needle
> meter.
> On Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:39:18 -0400,Scott wrote:
> ::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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