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Forum topic by Knothead62 posted 04-23-2014 02:16 PM 818 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2014 02:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tip multi-meter electrical problem

I have noticed a number of threads where power tools exhibit power problems. In order to find out where the problem is, invest in a good multi-meter. Hardware stores and the big box stores have them in all price ranges.
I bought my first one 40 years ago. It went kapooey and now I’m on my second one. Several years ago, I had to replace the probes. It has paid for itself many times over. Get one, read the directions and ask someone who is knowledgeable about its use.

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#1 posted 04-25-2014 03:24 AM

Yup, a good multi-meter pays for itself over and over again.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 04-25-2014 06:10 AM

Yes, but get an analog meter with a needle rather than digital. Most layman without a lot of experience will be better served not having to deal with ghost voltages and things they really do not need added to their confusion.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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