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05-01-2011, 08:50 PM #1
This past week, we've purchased a Refco Digimon, and ordered a Testo 550, a Testo 557, and a Fieldpiece SMAN3.
Between myself and 6 techs/installers, guess we'll find out which one we like the best...Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....
05-01-2011, 08:53 PM #2Professional Member
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I'm pretty sure it's not going to be the Refco Digimon.
05-01-2011, 08:53 PM #3Gotta have the right tool for the job!
Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?
"Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."
05-01-2011, 08:57 PM #4
LOL did they ever program the Refco with bubble and dew points yet“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
05-01-2011, 09:00 PM #5
The only set available at any of our local suppliers was the Refco. The Testos and the SMAN3 were purchased on eBay. No Digicools available on eBay.Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....
05-01-2011, 09:37 PM #6Professional Member
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You might want to add a digicool to the list.... Your techs will thank you.
05-01-2011, 09:59 PM #7
05-02-2011, 09:15 PM #8
Get them all smans
05-02-2011, 10:37 PM #9
To clarify.....If I buy Digi-Cools, I still have to buy a manifold to attach them to?
Seems mighty pricey to me....Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....
05-02-2011, 10:44 PM #10
05-02-2011, 11:19 PM #11
Call Digi-Cool and Check the prices. I think you are wrong.
You could get a highly accurate virtually indestructible 1600 and a analog set of Y/J or J/B locally including hose (toss the analogs) for about the same price as a SMAN2 that doesn't come with hoses or a manifold thats worth a dang
Same deal with the 550 except the manifold ain't bad still needs a set of hoses though.
With a DC unit you can use your favorite manifold and u r not stuck with what they give you“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”
05-24-2011, 04:21 PM #12
The Results Are In.....
.....and the SMAN3 won with the guys, hands down.
We purchased 2 Testos, 1 SMAN3 (and ordered three more later), 1 Refco, and 1 Yellow Jacket.
The SMAN3 won out overall, for favorite display, overall size, ease of use, and using the standard K-clamp temperature clamps that the guys were already using with their Fieldpiece clamp-on meters.
The Yellow Jacket was the next fave, and was well liked, except for the sheer bulk.
The Testos also rated okay, but the clamp-ons were a turn off.
No particular comments on the Refco, other that "ehhhh"....I suspect that this has as much to do with a couple of the guys having other Refco products that crapped out on them, as opposed to the gauge set itself.
Technical incompetence is NOT a sales tool....
05-24-2011, 06:26 PM #13
John are you planing on keeping or selling the more accurate less preferred testo units?“If You Can Dodge A Wrench You Can Dodge A Ball”