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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    None of my suppliers have ever heard of Diggicool.

    It would seem that if the manifold was as robust as presented here, they would b in all the supply houses just as Fieldpiece and Testo are.
    I thought your uncle said you had a set of digi-cools that he got to use and you both didn't like them Maybe I'm loosing it and it was someone else .... So you have a SMAN4 now too?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    None of my suppliers have ever heard of Diggicool.

    It would seem that if the manifold was as robust as presented here, they would b in all the supply houses just as Fieldpiece and Testo are.
    The suppliers don't use the tools, they just sell them. They have no idea which ones are good and which ones are not. Why would you take some supplier's word over the guys that use these tools every day???

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    The suppliers don't use the tools, they just sell them. They have no idea which ones are good and which ones are not. Why would you take some supplier's word over the guys that use these tools every day???
    ^^^^^^^^
    That's what I was thinking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    I thought your uncle said you had a set of digi-cools that he got to use and you both didn't like them Maybe I'm loosing it and it was someone else .... So you have a SMAN4 now too?
    Don't be hard on him!! He may just be taking Uncle's place as the Digicool troll!! Sorry lover

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    The suppliers don't use the tools, they just sell them. They have no idea which ones are good and which ones are not. Why would you take some supplier's word over the guys that use these tools every day???
    Quote Originally Posted by kamersoutdoor View Post
    ^^^^^^^^
    That's what I was thinking!

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    And the dirty little secret about supply houses and tools is: They want REPEAT sales. Problem is: Digicools do not break (well, except the clamps and wires). This does not do well for repeat sales... whoops.
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    Well I made the plunge and got the sman 3. I wasn't considering it before buy after talking to Trane parts they warranty it for a year plus the two from firldpiece an I I have any problems I walk in and exchange it. The warranty process sold me. Hope it works out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalieri85 View Post
    Well I made the plunge and got the sman 3. I wasn't considering it before buy after talking to Trane parts they warranty it for a year plus the two from firldpiece an I I have any problems I walk in and exchange it. The warranty process sold me. Hope it works out.
    Fieldpiece has excellent customer service. I had problems twice with my sman3 and they did a great job of communicating and taking care of it with no hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalieri85 View Post
    Well I made the plunge and got the sman 3. I wasn't considering it before buy after talking to Trane parts they warranty it for a year plus the two from firldpiece an I I have any problems I walk in and exchange it. The warranty process sold me. Hope it works out.
    I know you work on everything like refrigeration too so if you ever get annoyed hitting the button to change the screen give the DC a shot before you swear off digitals the testo is the same way with the button pushing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    I like this one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uhCxRKkWXI

    I know the title said testo but he did mention Digicool. There are a ton of guys on the forum that use them. Mine have been very reliable. A few coworkers had to stop using the Testo 550's because of repeated issues and down time sending them to Testo. They switched to Digicools and I have not heard of problem with them thus far.
    The 1250 was rated for submersion but the the AK900 is not.

    I have a 550 and have had it in heavy rain with no problems.

    I borrowed a SMAN3 from a coworker and really liked it as well. The micro gauge was within 5% of my Bluvac (when below 500 microns). It was out to lunch above 10,000......

    I'm currently trying to workout a deal on a AK900. I like that I dont have to toggle between screens. The 550 will be my backup if this goes through ( only because it is older ).

    You cant go wrong with any Digital gauge IMO. They are all so much more accurate and responsive than analogs.

    The 570 might be overkill if you dont need all the options. Look into the 557 if you like testo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    I thought your uncle said you had a set of digi-cools that he got to use and you both didn't like them Maybe I'm loosing it and it was someone else .... So you have a SMAN4 now too?
    Uncle was still recovering from major illness and said alot of things that I would liked to have had some input on before he posted them. Can't un-ring a bell that's been tolled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    I was called out on a HP that wasn't performing properly 2 weeks ago, it was raining HARD, had on my rain jacket and waterproof bibs, took a 1/4" nut driver and my digicool-ak900 with clamps on. It rained directly on the face for a good a 10 minutes, I had them laying on top of the unit, had to keep wiping the water off to see the read out. Unit was low on charge. I had a set of sman3's for 2 years, I liked them but no way I would've used them in that scenario.

    The supply houses in my area also don't carry the BluVac micron gauge or Appion anything but I still bought those tools as well.

    Well, digital question aside...I don't work in down pours that require rain gear. I got bite by 460v because my hands were wet. I quit that company cause they demanded we work in such conditions. I have no problem with a light drizzle, but when it starts to pour me and my tools and instruments
    are gone.

    The SMAN and both Testos I own stand up to the type of use they get in reasonable working conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    Don't be hard on him!! He may just be taking Uncle's place as the Digicool troll!! Sorry lover

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckcrj View Post
    The suppliers don't use the tools, they just sell them. They have no idea which ones are good and which ones are not. Why would you take some supplier's word over the guys that use these tools every day???
    The suppliers in our area (Most anyway) hire counter guys with field experience so they do know tools and instruments.

    I don't rely on them for making my instrument purchase decisions, however.

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