<p>The Fluke 117 True RMS Multimeter is one of the best tools a handyman can own. It measures basic quantities like voltage, current and resistance and more advanced quantities like frequency and capacitance. There is a minimum and maximum value function for the quantities you are measuring and the analog bar graph responds better than a meter needle because there is no mechanical inertia for the measurement. The case is protected with a yellow rubber coating that is removable. The display is large and easy to read and you can light up the display to read it in dim light - a godsend in so many situations.</p>
<p>The Fluke 117 can be used on an electronic workbench or carried in a pocket or toolbox for those around-the-home measurements. Optional accessories like the magnetic meter hanging kit and the thermocouple which allows temperature measurements add to the utility of this highly useful tool.</p>
<p>DIYer in Pittsburgh</p>
The Fluke 179 is a true workhorse and a great all-purpose meter for day in and day out use. Every Mech on our crew uses the 179 so I decided it was time to buy my own. Ordered mine on a Tue and received it on Thurs. My only complaint is on the Sears website in the specs page it says a case is included and mine did not come with one.
Fluke are reliable and a great value for the cost. and it comes with a great leather protection case.
This is a true digital multimeter. You don't have to turn a dial to find the 0-10, 10-100 and 100-1000 ranges. Just connect the electrodes and you get a AC or DC voltage display. This multimeter is awesome for troubleshooting household and vehicle electrical systems. This is a contractor quality multimeter and you'll get your moneys worth from this model.