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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2012, 08:31:54 AM »
Just notice on the sears site if I zoom in on the photo I can see it reads on the side of the thermometer, -58 to 1000

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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2012, 08:33:28 AM »
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That wraps up my meters.   Until................I buy that Fluke this weekend .   Maybe. ..............

You should buy it so you can let the rest of us know how you like it. :)

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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2012, 06:38:43 AM »
AJ, your as bad as me.   I'm a tool junkie.   Craftsman works excellent, I've been using it for a long time.    I'm gonna look at that fluke amp/Vom/temp meter.   I like the fact it can measure capacitance,  I don't really have one that will do that now.   
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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2012, 10:39:27 AM »

AJ, your as bad as me.   I'm a tool junkie.   Craftsman works excellent, I've been using it for a long time.    I'm gonna look at that fluke amp/Vom/temp meter.   I like the fact it can measure capacitance,  I don't really have one that will do that now.   


Tool junkie...  :2funny:


Thats me...


I think you would love that meter. :)
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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2012, 08:19:47 AM »
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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2012, 01:10:58 AM »
Was at sears today with the wife.   Checked out the tool section,  they didn't have that meter in stock.    I'll still check around.   It's good they didn't have it or I probably would have bought it.   However,  I did buy a set of wirecutters,  a pick tool set and a long phillips screwdriver.    Can never get out of there with out getting something.     
 
Was at Lowes,  they had an Extech IR thermometer,  range of -58 to 1000 degrees and price was 56 bucks I think.   Not too bad.    You need the -58 for checking freezer temps.   
 
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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2012, 10:28:35 AM »
From looking at the specs and photos online I have come to the conclusion that the Sears Craftsman IR is made by Extech.

Of coarse we all know Sears don't make anything themselves.
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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2012, 03:20:19 PM »
Had that same yellow amp. Meter and it had melted marks on the clamp like yours from checking mostly G.E.electric oven bake and broil units to see if they were hot.I think your dad was going same thing.Its a good meter my first.

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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2012, 04:18:59 PM »
I think your right, AJ.  That Extech meter had same specs as mine.    I also use it to spot check oven heat,   along with my little 2 dollar oven testers.   I stick that little one in the oven,   one on lower rack in front and one in back.  Just the little cheap ones like you can buy from the super market.   I get them from parts place for I think 2 bucks apiece.     Then I let it get up to 300 degrees,   let it sit for a little while to equalize,  then spot check it with the IR>   Makes the customer think I know what I'm doing LOL :)   
 
Had one 50 degrees off on Friday,   and it also re-assures customer that you have calibrated the oven properly.   She didnt' have one,  so I always give them one and tell them no cost.  It's a cheap way to endear a customer to you.    I also use my little pocket dial thermometer to test hot water in dishwashers.   All these little "meters" help do the job well.     
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Re: What's in your bag? What kind of test meters do you have?
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2012, 11:47:46 AM »
One of our other techs has the fluke 902 and thinks highly of it.
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