Further on comercial R work and digi guages.
Yes I am in comercial R work and run a very heavy workload. I have tried all exept the digicool and and have boxes of the junk. I am too gunshy to try the digicool now a days and have found that it is just hard to beat the tools i grew up with. Very accurate scales, cooper temp tools, great ampmeters, Gly guage, and a round of common sense, most of the time. The thoughts behind the idea of accurate guages in the digi world is very sound and for some techs i bet they work great,, My day is filled with 10 hours of heavy climbing in bad areas, gases that are damaged to say the least, rope work for equipment, and conditions that make a soldier cringe. I love the work and have done it for a very long time. I was sold the original tool for comercial work and no it would not even come close to holding up nor would yellow jackets, reefco, Jb, Fieldpiece or other dig guages...I dont care what companies make now, all I remember is how I was treated then and what they pawned off then..Good companies usually base their rep on what they built now and then. I feel that if you are making a living with a set of tools they all should be rated comercial quality. There should be no seperation between rezi and comerc work as far as tool quality. I bet we all feel that way. After all most of the rezi guys do comerc also...If you want to really know what holds up in the comerc world I am your man.....I have enough junk boxes of tool value i could have bought a new bass boat.....Things i have had great luck with:
Fieldpiece and Klien multimeters
Cooper temp and humidity tools
fieldpiece wireless scale
yellowjacket Gly filled titan guages
yellow jacked 6 or 6.5cfm vac pumps or their belt drive vac pumps
Klien hand tools
yellow jacket expander tools
ridge tools or ridged power tools
Apion reclaimers not proset or cps!
Cresent tools blue handle thing!
and a heck of a garden cart to tote it as all as i can before having to hump it all to a mall roof or through a access hole.
Things that i never get to hold up:
A vacuum guage of any type i tried em all
a digi guage of any type however the fieldpiece is close
torch regulators of any breed
service wrench of any type
yellow jacket NH3 guages or any brand for NH3 tools, nature of NH3 i guess
Just my Honest opinion and nothing more, nothing against anyone, just my experiances. God bless those that have other luck than mine,,,