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    Which meter

    I'm looking for a good quality HVAC clamp meter that will last. Is there one meter that does it all well? Right now I'm looking at the Fieldpiece SC56.
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    can't speak for all the meters out there but I use sc77 & find it perfect for my needs ... wouldn't mind an extra 12" on the leads tho lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvac wiz 33 View Post
    can't speak for all the meters out there but I use sc77 & find it perfect for my needs ... wouldn't mind an extra 12" on the leads tho lol
    Does it have a magnet on the back?

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    nope .. has a reliable back light tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    Does it have a magnet on the back?
    it's a clamp, yet to not be able to find something to clamp it to


    go w/ SC77


    fluke crowd will be awake soon
    It`s better to be silent and thought the fool; than speak and remove all doubt.

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    cant go wrong with either the sc77 or sc56. both are everything u need for hvac. no need for a magnet, u clamp it to whatever your measuring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    go w/ SC77
    Thanks for the input. Its better than the 56 why?


    I like the idea of swiveling the clamp to the correct viewing angle....
    Would the swivel be a weak point?

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    Sc56 is better, I own the sc77, they both have all the fuctionsu would ever need, if I didnt have the 77 already,iwould buy the 56, it has a few better options

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vettgetsmwet04 View Post
    Sc56 is better, I own the sc77, they both have all the fuctionsu would ever need, if I didnt have the 77 already,iwould buy the 56, it has a few better options
    Thanks. It's a heat/humidity wave here in WI...

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    http://fieldpiece.com/clamp-meters/sc56

    heres a video on the sc56, its on my list to get with some of this summer overtime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dandyme View Post
    it's a clamp, yet to not be able to find something to clamp it to


    go w/ SC77


    fluke crowd will be awake soon
    LOL.. I kept quiet this time.. But I do Fluke.
    Gotta have the right tool for the job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knave View Post
    Thanks for the input. Its better than the 56 why?


    I like the idea of swiveling the clamp to the correct viewing angle....
    Would the swivel be a weak point?
    i worry about the swivel

    Quote Originally Posted by Pascone10 View Post
    LOL.. I kept quiet this time.. But I do Fluke.
    Bless your heart
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    I've been reading posts on topics about Fluke vs Fieldpiece and hearing the pros and cons about both and though they are both good meters, which would be the better of the two to purchase for a newbie who is just getting into the trenches as a first and long lasting meter or is it just a matter of preference?

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