Digital Gauge Manifolds
I have several sets of the old Dial gauge manifolds, and a set of the SMAN3's.
I just stumbled onto these browsing. Anyone ever use these or hear of these manifolds?
They look good. Just curious how well they perform and if they live up to their claims.
Here is a pic of the dial gauges also, incase someone has one of these.
I am looking at these a bit closer. I gotta say I like the dual Dial gauge and digital readout.
Says it has a cleanable vacuum sensor also. "Sweet"!
Self-calibrating gauges provide 1% accuracy every time the gauges are turned on.
Outer gauge faces change color to coordinate with the selected refrigerant. - See more at: http://hilmor.com/products/electroni....yzkxXFig.dpuf
I'm going to look seriously at this tool.
There are a couple threads about them here.
Most of the other digitals have .5% accuracy, 1% is no better than the premium analog gauges.
What is the point of the dial gauges? I see no advantage and they make it look bulky.
And the price, way higher than sman3 or Digicool for a bunch of fancy stuff with no use, like the built in micron gauge.
And only 1%???
Anyway there you have my opinion, take it or leave it.
Another tech company that works with us has that set. and he has to take them back the high side of the manifold will not open up.
I have heard that customer service from them is not very good.
Originally Posted by klee7013
If you want a set that looks cool but isn't very durable - go for it.
Otherwise look at the AK900s.
I wouldn't recommend them. My local Johnstone had the Hilmor display up for maybe a week. I asked them why they took it down and they told me that the products have been nothing but problems since day 1. I purchased the Hilmor reversible nut driver online and about an hour after I received it, the sleeve inside the handle that holds the shaft had already broken out. Had to superglue it, but it still isn't the same. Search through the threads here and you will find a lot of poor reviews of Hilmor all around. I would stick with something tried and true such as DigiCool or Fieldpiece. Both have great products and customer service. Hope this helps.
Cutsy bells and whistles that do not add to a pro's ability to do their job...
Average to poor quality product...
Weak customer service...
And high price...
What is there to like...
As noted: Search for other threads... my opinion is shared by others.
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My thought on it is that I haven't seen any of there stuff till recently. Now they are everywhere. There putting a ton of money into advertising and product placement. How much are they putting into development if they blow their whole budget on marketing.
Thanks Guy's. Think I'll stick with my SMAN3's, and upgrade to the 4's later in light of the feedback.
Good thing the parent company already makes garbage cans
Originally Posted by itsiceman