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Promoted 08-15-2016 by brisar at 08:02 AM View Original Post
Sears.com has Craftsman Digital Multimeter with 8 Functions on sale for $8.99 > now $9.99 with free in-store pickup. Thanks Corwin

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This 8-function Digital Multimeter comes with a rubber holster as well a tilt stand that makes the detector easy to use when you're working alone. - brisar

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#3
Decent meter, I've had several of these from Sears, but the HF "free" meters have it beat on price, seem to be accurate as well. This one might survive being dropped onto concrete, the HF ones won't.
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Needed one, thanks
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Decent meter, I've had several of these from Sears, but the HF "free" meters have it beat on price, seem to be accurate as well. This one might survive being dropped onto concrete, the HF ones won't.
i have a free hf one that i don't even trust to use once -- the reviews are so bad.
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i have a free hf one that i don't even trust to use once -- the reviews are so bad.
I have a couple of the free HF meters and a really nice Craftsman. (not this one) The HF meters are fine. If you need something more accurate than an HF meter, you wouldn't be using one anyway...
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How much different are these from the free multimeter at Harbor Freight?
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I have several of these as well as the HF version. I like the Craftsman version much better but both appear to be accurate for what I use them for.

If all you do is check voltage (12VDC/120VAC/240VAC), continuity or resistance, either should server you well.
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The way I figure things, if I need a cheap meter, which I recently did, I'll grab the hf free one. Which I just did.

If I want a decent meter, $50 will buy you a Klein that can check capacitors. Which I'll probably get next time I need to check on a central ac unit. Until then $5 buys you a multimeter and a 10 pack of electrical tape at hf.

For my uses there are 3 levels of multimeters. At the low end are the cheap ones that I can use to check continuity, voltage, etc.

The second level has an audio feedback for continuity, so you can hear when you are continuity.

The third level needs to be able to check an ac capacitor.

Your wants and needs may vary. I don't have complicated needs.
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The way I figure things, if I need a cheap meter, which I recently did, I'll grab the hf free one. Which I just did.

If I want a decent meter, $50 will buy you a Klein that can check capacitors. Which I'll probably get next time I need to check on a central ac unit. Until then $5 buys you a multimeter and a 10 pack of electrical tape at hf.

For my uses there are 3 levels of multimeters. At the low end are the cheap ones that I can use to check continuity, voltage, etc.

The second level has an audio feedback for continuity, so you can hear when you are continuity.

The third level needs to be able to check an ac capacitor.

Your wants and needs may vary. I don't have complicated needs.
What do you recommend that's in the second level category?
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as everyone else said, HF has these free with purchase, you can buy a 50 cent utility knife and get this free.
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What do you recommend that's in the second level category?
Anyone that has "Continuity Test" should have it. So look for "Continuity Test" or "Continuity Buzzer" in the descriptions.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G1PJ2XI?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01G1PIZJA?psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/HOLDPEAK-D...B48GKKWS28

If this was $8.99 with $10 in points, I'd get it ... but get the free HF one if you want just a cheap multimeter.
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Last edited by kschlege August 15, 2016 at 08:44 AM
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I've been through roughly a half dozen of these cheap Craftsman meters, including 3 that were DOA, one that just died one day, and another that has recently been giving erratic readings. These are junk, stay away.
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i have a free hf one that i don't even trust to use once -- the reviews are so bad.
I grab the free ones and leave them in the small tool kits I keep in each car. It is handy to have on the road.
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The hft ones are complete garbage, theres a reason why its always free.
Ive had the craftsman one for about 3 years now and im pretty satified with it.
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