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Old 12th September 2010, 06:38 PM   #1
Stabby is offline Stabby  Belgium
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Default Are Velleman tools good quality?

I'm just starting out and want to get some basic tools (multimeter, screwdrivers, screws and bolts). Since I can always use basic tools, I want good quality. The Velleman tools are quite cheap, so I'm not sure about the quality.

Any idea if they are good?
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Old 25th September 2010, 08:16 PM   #2
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Seem to be re-branded adequate stuff. Not total garbage. Depends on exactly what it is...
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Old 25th September 2010, 08:53 PM   #3
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check out the $50 multimeter shootout.
there is no vellman in there but it might be informative.
YouTube - EEVblog #91 - $50 Multimeter Shootout - Extech EX330, Amprobe AM220, Elenco, Vichy VC99, GS Pro-50
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Old 25th September 2010, 10:31 PM   #4
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$18 Velleman meter here....

I know nothing about this meter, but just happened to bump into it by coincidence!
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Old 27th September 2010, 08:52 PM   #5
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For screwdrivers, I swear by the ones made by Wera and Bacho. They're spendy but last forever and don't strip the screw heads. Especially the Wera models with the laser "engraved" tips are truly awesome. Get a set of flat blade, Philips (PH), Pozi-Drive (PZ), Torx (TX). The ergonomic handles make the screwdrivers a pleasure to use.

For multimeters, I'd start with a cheapie. They aren't very accurate, but looking at the link to the $50 meter testathon, it looks like they get within a few percent accuracy. That's fine for hobby use. Just don't expect 4-digit precision just because the display shows four digits... The Fluke meters are more expensive but also nearly indestructible.


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