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Member #738192

Member Since: November 9, 2015

Country: United States

  • I am so glad I read this!

    I was less than a week from purchasing a Fluke multimeter. I have had a (yellow) Metex brand multimeter for about 30 years that I bought from Jameco, for about $40 which seemed like a lot at the time for me. It still works fine, but I have wished for a finer finish and perhaps a snappier response for a very long time.

    I am an electrical engineering dropout-turned-Executive Chef at a fine dining restaurant. My EE roots are obvious in my hobbies, which include robotics and system process control leaning towards microprocessor controlled humidity and temperature control for various sausage and charcuterie curing applications (as well as other similar pursuits which annoy and perplex my wife.) (...To my credit I re-brained our dishwasher when it's brain died, for about $40 instead of the $240 cost of a new brain.)

    I wish I could post a picture of my 30 year old multimeter that closely resembles the devices in this discussion. In my opinion this is a nasty and unavoidable side effect of free market economy. To hell with Fluke, I can find sufficiently functional and dependable electronics elsewhere. The fact that my cheap 30 year old meter still functions like it did on day one is a good example of that.

No public wish lists :(