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01-02-2010 02:37 AM  7 years agoPost 21
Thumpernator

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^^^^^^

I just gotta ask. A. Bundy, do you sell shoes?

I have a couple of those voltmeters. I used to keep one in the Goldwing and now have one in each of my cars. I use one all the time on my pinball machines and ball bowler. It has outlasted a $90 one from Radio Shack.

But I agree with most of you guys that you really do have to watch what you buy. I have a bunch of Snap-On and Mac tools for all the "critical" stuff.

Dave
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01-02-2010 03:00 AM  7 years agoPost 22
A. Bundy

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Negative on the shoe salesman.

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01-02-2010 04:50 AM  7 years agoPost 23
Cowjock

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Snap-On and Mac tools for all the "critical" stuff.
Kinda salty but worth the money. Did I hear somebody say Radio-trash?

Damn that ground is hard! When's the right time to get out of this money sucking hobby?

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01-02-2010 05:02 AM  7 years agoPost 24
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01-02-2010 12:29 PM  7 years agoPost 25
Helizrule

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I have that generator but paid $115.00 for it a while ago. For the money, you can't beat it. I don't know what it's lifespan is expected to be. On the downside it is a 2 stroke but it's great for the field without spending a fortune. Very small and compact.

One mile of road will take you one mile. One mile of runway will take you anywhere in the world.

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01-02-2010 01:53 PM  7 years agoPost 26
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a buddy of mine owns a power equipment shop he gets about 10 of those pos generators a month in cant get parts for them. the biggest issue is the pull start the little plastic drive cog breaks and then you have tossed your money out the window. Nope I would rather buy something with a 4 stroke and a known name brand engine so you can get parts.I have also seen thier dvo meters be off in calibration nope to cheezy for me to waste money on. radio crap who on earth would pay for that garbage over priced low end dvm's buy a fluke and never have to buy again.

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01-02-2010 01:57 PM  7 years agoPost 27
mattraby

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Gotta agree on the multimeter. I bought that cheapo from them and it bounces all over the place.

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01-02-2010 02:23 PM  7 years agoPost 28
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Gotta agree on the multimeter. I bought that cheapo from them and it bounces all over the place.
That one must have been made by Align. J/k

I also have a Fluke and a 30 year old Simpson. The cheap multimeters I have are dead on. Ya can't beat them for emergency troubleshooting on a motorcycle, motorhome, etc, while out on the road. You're not out much if ya drop it, forget it, or run it over. (Did that once.) It's also the one I loan to the neighbor, who seems to forget where he borrows things.

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01-02-2010 02:40 PM  7 years agoPost 29
GyroFreak

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I have several of the cheap digital calipers. They work great and are very accurate. And at that price I just trow them in the tool boxes, no worry about putting them in a case. The older one is scratched up but still working after 3 years.
Paul

I think about the hereafter. I go somewhere to get something, then wonder what I'm here after ?

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01-02-2010 03:38 PM  7 years agoPost 30
flustercluck

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Not a hijack attempt, since info is generally helpful; just more of a heads-up:
You better watch posting links to cloned chinese junk, you'll get PINKED !
I had a topic closed for this very thing (admittedly, shame on me for not first looking at the 'advertiser' list)

https://rc.runryder.com/helicopter/t559480p1/

But this one stays pen 28 posts later... strange how these things work

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01-02-2010 04:14 PM  7 years agoPost 31
AirWolfRC

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a buddy of mine owns a power equipment shop he gets about 10 of those pos generators a month in cant get parts for them. the biggest issue is the pull start the little plastic drive cog breaks and then you have tossed your money out the window. Nope I would rather buy something with a 4 stroke and a known name brand engine so you can get parts.
Ok, so get a Honda . . . for 10 times the price.
. . . . or 2 of the HF units and save a few hundred $

. . . . logic like yours keeps the money moving . . .

Radio Shack may have some quality problems but meters is not one of them. I still use an analog Radio Shack meter for 95% of my needs, even though I have 1/2 dozen digitals laying around (plus 3 Harbor Freight digitals)

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01-02-2010 04:47 PM  7 years agoPost 32
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and as always airwolf your a total dork again. There are many many generators out there with briggs engines and other name brand engiens that the generators are not much more then the HF one is. just shows your ignorance and inability to to comprehend. No wheres did I say buy a honda. Dont bother replying you have again earned yourself back on the ignore list due to the fact you like just being a troll.

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01-02-2010 04:54 PM  7 years agoPost 33
AirWolfRC

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Mutt, your maturity comes into question when your first responce is name calling. Based on that, you must be in your early to mid-teens . . . . mentally.

You seem to have a continuing problem with anybody that does not agree with you

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01-02-2010 07:20 PM  7 years agoPost 34
MutantGarage

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HF tools are good for 1 time use things, just over buy a bit, IE,
I needed an engine stand for a 500lb V6, instead of the 700lb stand, I got the 1500lb stand for about $20 more.

I buy cheap meters and toss them in toolboxes and storage places in my truck, RV and cars. Same for some gloves and other stuff.

Inspect the tool carefully before you buy, some things are well made while others at nearly the same price are koi. If I wear some HF tool out, then that means I'm needing a quality tool and I'll buy one.

HF tools are great for making custom tools, they cut easy and I don't feel bad about trashing something to make a weird tool that helps me get to 1 bolt on a car.

I've got one of their $99 flux-core wire welders, it works for what I do, and I'm still learning about welding. Sure, if I get to using it regularly and get really good at welding, I'll get a nice (used) Miller.
But that $900 extra can sure buy a lot of Helis in the mean time.

I just got an Oxy-Acetyl rig, bottles, torch, regs for $200, never used one before, should be fun learning how and I'm not out much $$.

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01-02-2010 07:27 PM  7 years agoPost 35
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Talking about cheap tools. My wife bought a small $1 claw hammer at the Dollar Store. She thought it would be good just for small nails to hang pictures.

First time I hit a nail with it, one of the claws just broke off and fell to the floor. On the second hit, the other claw broke off. We just about died from laughing so hard. The next hit was when it hit the bottom of the trash can. It was worth the one dollar for the laugh.

Dave
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