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Old 02-14-2017, 09:54 PM   #1
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Clamp Meter Recall. Klein Tools is issuing a voluntary product recall on four products in our Test and Measurement Line due to a potential safety hazard. We are working together with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada to recall these products and replace them promptly.

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Old 02-15-2017, 06:34 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting. Maybe they will finally give up on meters, and stick to tools.
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I bought one of their more expensive meters. It was good for a while and I especially liked the magnet.

Lately it's been acting weird when I try to check for continuity. I swapped out the batteries and it didn't fix it.

Next clamp meter will be a Fluke or Amprobe.
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Thanks for posting. Maybe they will finally give up on meters, and stick to tools.
Exactly, I don't see the need to put out more than one type quality product. I wouldn't buy Firestone pliers or Fluke tires.
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Exactly, I don't see the need to put out more than one type quality product. I wouldn't buy Firestone pliers or Fluke tires.
See, you're not thinking like a stockholder. Electricians buy Klein products, and electricians use meters, therefore Klein should sell meters.

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See, you're not thinking like a stockholder. Electricians buy Klein products, and electricians use meters, therefore Klein should sell meters.

PROFIT!
They make plenty of profit without putting out crap electronics.

I think like an end user not a stockholder.
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We have only ourselves to blame. If enough of us are dumb enough to buy it, they're smart enough to sell it!!!
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We have only ourselves to blame. If enough of us are dumb enough to buy it, they're smart enough to sell it!!!
Yes Sir, I for one stick with well established brands and buying what they are known for.
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I received a CL2000 for Christmas a year ago and it has quit giving me proper reading on continuity and resistance. My good ol' Fluke T5-1000 is as reliable as the sun. I won't be spending any money on meters from anybody but Fluke, Amprobe, or Extech / Flir.


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I received a CL2000 for Christmas a year ago and it has quit giving me proper reading on continuity and resistance. My good ol' Fluke T5-1000 is as reliable as the sun. I won't be spending any money on meters from anybody but Fluke, Amprobe, or Extech / Flir.


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I was a die hard Simpson and Amprobe fan until I got into Fluke.

Have had apprentices that had Extech and they appear cheaply made and not as well designed from what I have seen of them.
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I was given a klein DMM, it's garbage.
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Yup, no doubt!

They look pretty....
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I've had no luck with Extech, they look good on paper but they are junk.
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I've had no luck with Extech, they look good on paper but they are junk.
They make a large variety of meters that all look decent, but performance just doesn't come through.

I've used a wide variety of meters to test sensors from pressure and vacuum to Ph and everything else that could be an input for various control systems and there are few that cover all bases well.
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I only know that Flir acquired extech a few years back and I know that Flir makes a quality product and so would assume the same for any of their subsidiaries.

How long ago did you all try the Extech meters that were junk?

My go to everyday meter is a Fluke T5-1000 or 600 depending on which bag I happen to grab. Both do wonderfully for everything I have needed them for so far.


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I only know that Flir acquired extech a few years back and I know that Flir makes a quality product and so would assume the same for any of their subsidiaries.

How long ago did you all try the Extech meters that were junk?
Probably three or four years ago. It is possible that Flir will bring up their game but I wouldn't assume it. A lot of times companies get bought and it means a lot to their bankers, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents, but changes nothing in the production areas.
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I bought a Klein MM700 on sale and for what I paid, it's a decent little meter. My fluke stays in my main bag and the Klein is for the service pouch.
Unless you buy a Fluke, it's pretty much all the same stuff.
Extech is made by CEM, same as the Klein.

http://www.cem-instruments.com/en/

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Those Klein DVMs are trash and dangerous.
I got one traveling for work and sold it not long after.
Leading a power crew I can't tell you how many times I get called to figure out something. With the 1st problem is their DVMs giving them bad readings.
Or when a JW says "I think the 480v is off, I'm not sure, I got a Klein meter".
I let them use my Fluke to be sure.
Talked to the steward. The contract has a DVM on the list.
Not much I can do if they carry a POS Klein.
Except to tell them to take pride in their work and watch out for their safety, but with POS testers they can't do either.
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I really like the light and the magnet on the back. Really convenient. But when troubleshooting I just don't trust it. I might just leave it for the house, or more commercial/residential troubleshooting.
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