I purchased my 560 in Sept. 2007 and before the warranty ran out I had sent them back for repair twice for leaking liquid refrigerant from the case (while charging) and the vacuum gauge stopped working. Today the vacuum gauge quit again. I like using the 560 but it's expensive, unreliable and takes two months to get repaired. Has anyone else had these problems with Testo digital gauges?
I suppose if you had two of them, at least one would be working when you need it...
Sorry, couldn't resist
It seems like a lot of the tools and products made today are just junk and do not last long anymore.
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If products are made well, then they are more expensive. Consumers with a Wal Mart mentality want cheap.
If products are made well enough to last a long time, quarterly sales (and therefore profits) go down.
Consumers (American in particular) and quarterly profit driven investors have created the mess.
The few Testo items I own seem to be well made but a 560 is not in my toolbag.
Please contact me with a PM, e-mail is in my profile. I would like to get a little more history and see if there is anything we can do. The 560 did have a few bumps in the road when it first came out but they are long gone now.
Originally Posted by danj071
HVACR Technical Specialist