On 15 Sep 2003 02:43:33 GMT, email@example.com (Rich Stern) wrote:
There's a piece of trivia that I never knew existed, let along the answer
to it. It is like when I learned the word "defenestrate" in math class in
7th grade. Out of context, but interesting all the same. Oh, the wreck.
He's referring to inductance meters and you can buy them at almost
any electric supply store. I bought mine at Home Depot for about
$10-$15. It will detect an AC voltage when you get it near the
Well thanks, but I don't think that will work well in the middle of a cable
-- at least w/o stripping it.
RE: The Subject
HF doesn't offer "Quality" IMHO; however, they do provide a place for all
the bottom feeders to shop.
Think it was John Ruskin who said something like, "You can always find
someone with a lower price."
S/A: Challenge, The Bullet Proof Boat, (Under Construction in the Southland)
I was reading some of your other posts and found this:
"Porter Cable worte the definitive standard.
If you can beat their performance, at a lower price, then do it."
Interesting comment. I bought a framing nailer at HF for $139. The parts
are interchangeable with the Porter-Cable framing nailer available at Sams
Club for $227. Mine drives nails like bullets and I built about 300' of
fence with it and experienced no problems.
Your creed should be, "Ignorance is bliss" because you don't have the
intelligence to determine what tools to buy at HF and what tools to buy
elsewhere. Because of this, you default and buy them all elsewhere and
look down your nose at the smart folks.
The Pacific rim does not engineer, they reverse engineer. It takes no
brains to copy something. You go to a name brand tool store and buy your
Swanson Speed Square (TM), I'll buy the one cast from a mold made from a
Swanson and pay 1/4 the price.
Incidentally, when I started this thread, we were comparing a $274 Fluke
Clamp Meter to a $17 Harbor Freight Clamp Meter. Guess which one reads 0.2
amps when measuring air? The Fluke and for low current, less than 3 amps
or so, it adds that value to the displayed current, verified with a
calibrated, current limited, laboratory model, bench power supply. So,
pick you up one of those Flukes too but if you need accuracy, give me a
call. I may loan you mine.
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