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Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter
From: Rand E <>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:24:28 -0700 (PDT)
References: <> <> <>
Check the automotive magazines. There are coupons for a free meter with any
other purchase. 


From: Scott
Cc: shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net
Sent: Tue,
October 30, 2012 10:11:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter
Yeah, the one I have I got because it had a needle and I remember 
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
> (analog) display.  If you want a needle display, you may have to pay
> 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
> 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
> ::
> ::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
annual donation  $12.96

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