Does everything a DIY needs, is not cheap feeling at all, and always has served me wonderfully for 3 years now. Reading some of these reviews makes me laugh, and shake my head in amazement, like the guy who complains he bought it for $10 and it doesn't compare to his Fluke, "it feels too light". And he had to buy a 9v battery! Wah! (It worked just fine though.) Got to be Fluke salesmen making these negative reviews to justify the overpriced products they push. Unreal, I would hate to work in customer service with the people in this country today, its a bunch of spoiled brats. And thats the men. No wonder we cannot make American products anymore, this $10 tool is great and people complain, if it was American made it would cost double and then some billybob would lose his last front tooth screaming about a multimeter feeling too light or the display wasnt large enough. This used to be a pretty nice country with men in it.
Most functions work but the main function I wanted in this purchase is not reliable. The beep sound using the continuity tester is hit or miss. It sounds crackly at times, solid at times and sometimes does not come on at all - when it works. I tried using it to trace connections in a fluorescent fixture I was converting to LED. I had to press really hard against the fixture connectors to get a crackle or beep. I tried different leads with no change in function. It worked well enough to get the job done but I had to try several times to make sure I was making contact. I then tried it on some light bulbs to make sure they were still "good." No luck. All of the lights were good but this meter could not tell me so. No change on the display and no beep. I then tried on a pair of scissors. I got a solid beep with a lead separately touching each blade but no beep when the leads were less than 1/2 inch apart on the same blade. Planning to return it.
It works, so...
Bought online for a quick and easy pick up. Well that didn't go as planned. The description read battery and case included. NOT. Tried to do in car pick up for the second time and again had to go inside to the kiosk and input info to pick up item. Not real impressed. The Multimeter itself is great for the price. It has very good probes that have removable tip covers. I would give it more stars had the description been more accurate
Not being a professional electrician, all I can say about this product is that it works and works well. The higher-priced ones sure look cool and all, but this one is all I have needed. Hefty and can take a punishment (I've dropped it twice now!). I've tested batteries, AC outlets, connections, lights...every time it registers what it needed to. Large digital readout is a major plus, there's little guesswork, and the instruction guide helped me understand what all the functions are actually good for! Only drawback, but this is ubiquitous in most multimeters I've seen, is that the battery is not easy to get to to change it.
Decent quality meter compared to others in this price range.