I've been trying to research this on the actual company websites but they really don't post much information other than the initial warranty. I deal a lot with Fluke and know they have some good warranties and you can always send your meter back to them after the warranty expires and they will fix or calibrate for a price.
I figured this would be the best place to ask. What multimeter and equipment (vac pumps, reclaimers, etc.) manufacturers have the BEST and/or WORST warranties, durability (other than Fluke) customer service, and after the initial warranty expires; what kind of experiences have all the masters and business owners here have/had?
My main brands I am thinking of are Fluke (already know how they work.) But what about UEi, Amprobe, Fieldpiece, Testo (I think they are really good but only from what I have read here).
I really wouldn't buy anything electronic made by Klein, Greenlee, Ideal for HVAC purposes but has anyone had good luck with the warranties/durability/customer service on those too? Maybe I'm totally wrong.
I'm looking into getting a dependable and greatly accurate digital psychrometer (looking into the UEi DAFM3) even though I already have a Fluke 971 and the ARH4 accessory head for the Fieldpiece HS36. (Just noticed the Fieldpiece PRH2 too but still not on the market.) I'd like to get a Testo 605-H2 but it looks like it's so chintzy and small for the $130 price and I personally have never seen anyone with one or at a supply house and have read some bad reviews here. It looks like the thing would only last me a week but I love the fact of being able to put it into the supply and return plenum to get a great reading.
The UEi DTH31 I have also seen a lot of people use and the thing does its job but for $80, I've seen matchbox cars more durable. (A lot of other manufacturers also slap their name on that same EXACT made in China model (Yellow Jacket, Amprobe, etc.))
UGH. Sorry for so much text. Just really looking for what company REALLY stands behind their products even after warranty expires. I'd like to see Russel and Doug chime in here too on their company policies.