Seriously - the handsfree part is a joke. Go get the Craftsman one for $9.99 if you want something decent.
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posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 3:37p
OP, please add price to title.
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posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 6:36p
Dotbody said: john398 said: Not hands-free but picked up one of these the other day http://www.harborfreight.com/7-function-multimeter-98025.html $5.49 Methinks you paid too much. And not because it's not a worthy multimeter... Agreed. HF immediately came to mind, since they seem to perpetually have super-cheap deals on a multimeter.
posted: May. 8, 2014 @ 10:29p
my bad, it was a quick post as I was heading out. Totally forgot.
wantonsoup said: Seriously - the handsfree part is a joke. Go get the Craftsman one for $9.99 if you want something decent. And again, somebody drives by with another suggestion and no link. Why do they do that?
posted: May. 9, 2014 @ 7:19a
"Hands free" because the thing includes a couple of plastic clips on the multimeter body? That is not "hands-free," unless the thing you're testing is spaced exactly that far apart and doesn't move at all.
All these import multimeters are the same, including the free HF one.
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posted: May. 9, 2014 @ 9:40a
jonah000 said: "Hands free" because the thing includes a couple of plastic clips on the multimeter body? That is not "hands-free," unless the thing you're testing is spaced exactly that far apart and doesn't move at all.
All these import multimeters are the same, including the free HF one. That wouldn't be the use and they do have *some* value (granted only in some situations.)
The clips hold the leads in place so that you aren't trying to hold the meter leads and a couple of wires (or component ends) at the same time. It would be nice if they were mounted on the same side for closer spacing, it is unlikely that a small diode would have long enough leads to span that distance.
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