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    Multimeters???

    Hello dear friends
    As i know Fluke has the best multimeters but i do not need the best one
    which model which brand you are offering?

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    Why would you not want the best???
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    Well Fluke is pretty expensive and my company thinks it is pretty expensive maybe i will add some extra money to buy a Fluke
    by the way it is good to learn the other good companies.
    thanks for the fast answer

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    I was at a Facilities Trade show and the Fluke rep told me that Meterman meters are made by Fluke and they are less money. Amprobe meters look identical (they are red) personally i like Fieldpiece or Ideal. Tpi meters are reasonably priced also. I bought my last meter at Loews. It was an Ideal clampmeter catIII 600volts 40million ohm scale 68.00

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    In the lab I have a Fluke 87-V multimeter and a Fluke 337 clamp meter.
    For the less precise stuff, or to let others borrow, we use something from RadioShack / HomeDepot, etc.

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    I have a Fluke and a Fieldpiece, and while both are good, the fieldpiece sc-66(what I have, now a sc-77) is great bang for the buck. Measures everything you need except its not a true RMS, and if broken, $45 gets you a re-conditioned one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    Why would you not want the best???
    I'm with Cracker on this.

    Why not the best?

    Yes, they are expensive, but, when a meter is accurate and tool-box tough, then why buy anything else?

    I have tried Simpson, UEI, Amprobe, Greenlee, Fluke, GB, and probably a few other brands that are even less memorable.

    I use Fluke 99.99% of the time. (Simpson for the rest)

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    Is Fluke the best value/price ratio or are they getting by on their reputation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackertech View Post
    Why would you not want the best???
    I have a friend that races dirt track, he was at a drivers meeting at the start of one season and somebody asked "how much should you spend on a helmet" The official said " if you have a five dollar head then buy a five dollar helmet" The same goes for equipment that you are betting you life on . That why I always use Fluke cat. IV meters. JMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayhawker View Post
    The same goes for equipment that you are betting you life on
    That's a pretty good point, but other manu's are also aware of product liability risks.
    I guess searching the Internet for lawsuits against manufacturers would be a good way to find out how much a manufacturer values customer safety.

    Here's a site that has already done the survey work for you, depending on what meter you're looking at.
    http://www.amazon.com/Fluke-115-Comp.../dp/B000OCFFMW

    Here's two more that also have surveys for various products and allow you to compare one product against the other, for breaking ties.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/appliances-k...ftColumnArea.0

    http://www.overstock.com/

    They even have surveys about the answers people gave.

    I would give more credibility, though, to people on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoIsThat? View Post
    I would give more credibility, though, to people on this forum.
    Not to be an a$$, but if this is true, why ask the first question that you asked?

    You do often ask thought provoking questions, but this I find odd.

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    Thank you guys for the advices
    well possibly i will buy a Fluke multimeter go for it Fluke.
    thanks and have a nice day(it is already midnight here istanbul twilight)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Not to be an a$$, but if this is true, why ask the first question that you asked?

    You do often ask thought provoking questions, but this I find odd.
    . . . best value/price ratio. . .
    . . .more credibility. . .

    The OP decides on the best deal for his/her particular case, but with input from the Internet and other HVACers?

    Or, it just is an odd question. . .

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