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Before anyone flames about it.. Yes, I know Fluke meters are probably better than I would need. But unfortunately, I have been Obama'ed out of being able to afford Cadillac tools.

 

I need to get a new general purpose multi-meter. I need it to do automotive, home and some hobbyist types of functions. Instead of getting another HF $1.99(which worked fantastic for my use till it got wet), I wanted to get something a little nicer. I used to have an Actron with teflon cables and a crap load of features, but it got fried when I lent it out to someone.

 

I found this one that will do everything I need it to..

http://www.amazon.com/Equus-3310-Hands- ... roduct_top

 

Anyone have it?? hate it, love it??

 

 

Edit... Found another that might better fit what I need.

http://www.amazon.com/Actron-CP7677-Aut ... 161&sr=1-6

 

 

Edit #2... sorry Mods.. I wasn't paying attention to which forum I posted this..

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Check out eevblog, some great info there (not just the reviews, but the comments too are generally chock full of tidbits and experience).

 

$50 shootout

http://www.eevblog.com/2010/06/04/eevbl ... -shootout/

 

buying guide

http://www.eevblog.com/2010/04/14/eevbl ... ing-guide/

 

I think he did a low-buck comparison too at somepoint, just search the multimeter tag.

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You can usually find decent deals on used Fluke meters on ebay.

 

I got my Fluke 88 and my Simpson 260 used and saved alot of money

 

 

My issue with getting one off of GreedBay is I have no recourse if its a big brick or if its totally out of spec. I've been burned a time or two and don't trust anyone to honestly sell precision electronics.

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I ended up ordering the Actron one. The tachometer feature is what swayed me in the end. I need to do some tuning on the FSJ this spring and that is alot easier than digging out the old hand tachometer my dad gave me and fudging with it.

 

I had some Amazon gift certificates, so total cost to me....FREE! :clapping:

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