I bough a new milwaukee 2206-20 fork meter to replace my problematic klein tools CL2000. Initial impression: dang, they use a lot of red colouring... But the unit looks really nice. It has high contrast display, so much better than fluke, UEI, field piece, u name it. It doesn't need the backlight on the display ( don't have one anyway), but you could see it easily in dark places. has hold function and led work light. I think it's a direct competitor to fluke t5-1000.
performance: very quick to read any voltage/current draw. non contact voltage indicator will it up as soon as it detect any power source. also got true RMS for accurate measurement, fluke t5-1000 dont' have them. I think the down fall is it only single decimal place. I'd like to see at least two decimal places on the measurement, but that's nit picking. it has nice leads holder at the back (like fluke fork meter), and there are protector for the leads that came with it. It lacks back magnets like uei or klein product. I'm pretty sure extech has magnet on the back too. reads micro amp for flame current. when I have to read some caps today it reads it very quickly, not going to thinking mode like my old klein does. t5-1000 don't have micro farads. it also has temp reading, fluke don't have them. I think the only annoying thing is that it beeps each time I change mode and this doesn't come with tool pouch
The story I got from wholesaler is some fluke engineers that out of work since amprobe bought fluke out work for milwaukee to provide them with a line of multi meter. If its engineer by ex fluke employee, I'm pretty sure it will hold up. I paid $121 with special discount from the wholesaler. very happy with it so far, much more happier than my klein tools. Got nothing against fluke t5-1000, but it has less feature for about the same amount of money. We'll see how it hold up over the winter.