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Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Need a new multimeter
From: "John T. Blair" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 07:52:05 -0400
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At 10:41 PM 10/30/2012, Brian Kemp wrote:

 >You also have to decide on analog or digital.  Sometimes it is nice 
to watch the
 >needle stay at a constant point and not drift.  Also if chasing an 
 >connection, that pointer may respond faster and more obvious than a digital
 >meter.  I have both, but seldom use the analog, mainly because the probes

I have to agree with this.  I prefer the analog meters and have 
several of them.

As for the digital ones, I have a bunch of the inexpensive H.F. units 
- one in every
car, one in every tool box, etc.

 >I have a Craftsman meter that I bought back in the late 80's that 
has insulated
 >clips that screw on to the probes for a good solid 
connection.  Having the clip
 >on leads is nice and I'd pay extra for that.

I agree about having the ability to clip a lead to a connection, but 
I have a bunch
of the aligator clips from Radio Shack and use them to clip the meter 
to a test
point or ground.


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