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    Got a surprise at breakfast...

    ...Uncle Clover shoves a case across the table and says "Enjoy">

    It was a new SMAN 4 in the ABM 1 case.

    The vacuum rated hoses scheduled to come to day.

    Needless to say I am very appreciative to Uncle.

    It's slow for the next few days so I can familiarize my self with all the function.

    That bring my digital collection up to One SMAN 3, TESTO 557 and a 570 and now the SMAN 4. I guess that completes it.

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    I hope he bought two. Never seen a older feller want a tool so bad as he wanted one of those. He must really love you. Can you shoot some video of how it works in the real world OTJ?
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    I hope he bought two. Never seen a older feller want a tool so bad as he wanted one of those. He must really love you. Can you shoot some video of how it works in the real world OTJ?
    I would...but I don't own a camera.

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    Do you have any accessories and transmitters and are you mainly going to be using it in homes?
    Would like some real world wireless examples if you get a chance. Not a much info out there about how it preforms.
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    That bring my digital collection up to One SMAN 3, TESTO 557 and a 570 and now the SMAN 4. I guess that completes it.
    Hmmmm and in all of that, all it takes is one Digi-Cool to make any DRSA collection complete.

    Speaking as an owner of a 2006 DRSA-1200, 2007 DRSA-1250, and a 20011 AK900 that all have been used, abused and never been returned for warranty or repair service. You just can kill them no matter how hard you try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirTechMech View Post
    Hmmmm and in all of that, all it takes is one Digi-Cool to make any DRSA collection complete.

    Speaking as an owner of a 2006 DRSA-1200, 2007 DRSA-1250, and a 20011 AK900 that all have been used, abused and never been returned for warranty or repair service. You just can kill them no matter how hard you try.
    I was trying to decide what the over under would be on the first DC post referencing his sentence that his collection would be complete but it's already happened : ).

    I'm starting to get worn out on the digital gauges threads and the inevitable DC VS the rest arguments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirTechMech View Post
    Hmmmm and in all of that, all it takes is one Digi-Cool to make any DRSA collection complete.

    Speaking as an owner of a 2006 DRSA-1200, 2007 DRSA-1250, and a 20011 AK900 that all have been used, abused and never been returned for warranty or repair service. You just can kill them no matter how hard you try.
    Hmmm.... I hope you are not trying to derail Uncle Clover's generosity with this post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    Do you have any accessories and transmitters and are you mainly going to be using it in homes?
    Would like some real world wireless examples if you get a chance. Not a much info out there about how it preforms.
    I would enjoy owning and using the wireless accessories..but they would be costly if left on a job.

    The Testo 435 is on my wish list with all the sensors... LOL Uncle heard me say that and said "Dream on".

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    I would enjoy owning and using the wireless accessories..but they would be costly if left on a job.

    The Testo 435 is on my wish list with all the sensors... LOL Uncle heard me say that and said "Dream on".
    You must type loud for Uncle Colver to hear lol!
    Ok never mind then....... So do the testo 557 and 570 have a shotty manifold or something? I don't get the SMAN4 purchace if it wasn't for wireless since the testo units are far more advanced and accurate in every function. Why not one more of them
    “If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsiceman View Post
    You must type loud for Uncle Colver to hear lol!
    Ok never mind then....... So do the testo 557 and 570 have a shotty manifold or something? I don't get the SMAN4 purchace if it wasn't for wireless since the testo units are far more advanced and accurate in every function. Why not one more of them
    557 and 570 are solid. As far as as the purchase..it was a gift...not that i was no contemplating the purchase of a SMAN 4.

    The wireless function is an attraction, but I am just on the fence about the accessories. Will probably obtain them eventually. I would just like to hear how well they do in the field first.

    I have the best digitals Testo has to offer. The 570 has a generous amount of useful accessories I can add to the 570...printer ..amp clamp ect.

    I took a look at the Hilbarand (sp?) digitals....might go for them. I am very fond of technology and collecting different brands of digitals are an eclectic way to appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac5646 View Post
    557 and 570 are solid. As far as as the purchase..it was a gift...not that i was no contemplating the purchase of a SMAN 4.

    The wireless function is an attraction, but I am just on the fence about the accessories. Will probably obtain them eventually. I would just like to hear how well they do in the field first.

    I have the best digitals Testo has to offer. The 570 has a generous amount of useful accessories I can add to the 570...printer ..amp clamp ect.

    I took a look at the Hilbarand (sp?) digitals....might go for them. I am very fond of technology and collecting different brands of digitals are an eclectic way to appreciate it.
    I really enjoy the various digital gauges for some reason as well and would eventually like to have a collection of sorts. Just need more expendable income first : )!

    I was disappointed when the SMAN4 came out because I was really hoping the wireless advancement would mean wireless temp clamps... That would be awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mason View Post
    I really enjoy the various digital gauges for some reason as well and would eventually like to have a collection of sorts. Just need more expendable income first : )!

    I was disappointed when the SMAN4 came out because I was really hoping the wireless advancement would mean wireless temp clamps... That would be awesome!!!
    That would be cool Mason.

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    Correct me if I am wrong but wireless clamps would be a technical nightmare to protect against interference. Plus the cost factor they would add.

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