Rated 1.7 out of 5 by 43
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MGF I am an Electrician. This meter is perfect for a low voltage electrician to use for testing. I purchased two to train some employees in some low voltage work. That said if you don't know that V=volts, A=amps, the horse shaped symbol is for ohms of resistance than you probably should let someone else do the testing so you don't get hurt. One person rated it low and said they couldn't understand why their is a fuse. I will tell you why: If there wasn't a fuse and by mistake you had it on the mA setting and went to check your wall socket ... the tip of the probe would melt off in a large flash of blinding light with the hot metal flying all over. Therefore a safety fuse. One person wondered why there is a knob on the side. It is not an off/on switch, it is a zero calibrator for the ohms setting. It is marked as such right on the front. You put the two leads together, the needle comes across and you turn the knob on the side until it stays on zero to calibrate it. All analog meters have one of these on them. Someone said the manual doesn't explain how to use the meter. A manual usually shows how a specific piece of equipment works different from another one of the same type. A meter manual like this has to assumes you know the basics of electricity, if not you would need several books to show all the different ways the meter could be used. Hopefully these facts are informative to everyone.
October 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brett Nothing... just not working
I replaced battery from factory battery, still nothing working. I need another Analog Multimeter for my son.. It will waste your time and money. Worst Analog Multimeter ever..
And I noticed many review has been LOWest star on this produce. I should have check this information before I buy em.
March 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mb works fine for what I want
I bought this to test batteries. Yesterday, I used it to test Christmas tree bulbs. Works fine. To check battery in unit, cross the probes and watch how far the needle moves in the "battery test" area of the dial. My only complaint is the roller switch for on/off is not marked; and, in fact, doesn't have any effect.
Great price. And I love that it's analogue. I had to really hunt for analogue! mb
December 25, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by joekool poor guide
This thang is not for averege home owner.if your simple minded like me,the care guide doesn't does not care.you can tell ac from dc ect.unless with out knowing the symbols and what they mean and the care guide is terrible.
January 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tumwater Non Functioning Poor Instructions
Bought this multimeter and brought it home. The directions included were unfollowable. Spent over an hour on-line trying to find directions. Never did figure it completely out. When I did figure out 1 test it did not work. I don't know why Home Depot continues to sell it. I use Home Depot all the time and they always refund for me what doesn't work or is defaulty, but his item is not worthy to be the store.
November 30, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hammer Great meter for the price
Works well when used correctly. Not sure why they would put a fuse in it. To replace the fuse would cost more than the meter itself.
December 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tim01 Terrible manual.
I really do feel the need to echo everyone else's frustrations with the manual. It is next to useless. The only thing the manual effectively explains is how to test batteries.
Additionally, I am disappointed in Home Depot's turnaround time on this. It's October of 2013.
Home Depot acknowledged the problem over a year and a half ago. They responded to user Rembrandt's review that he wrote on 2/8/12.
"Response from Home Depot
THD Customer Service
February 10, 2012
Thank you for your feedback. Mastech is aware of the issue with the instructions and is working on updating the manuals.
THD Customer Service"
So what happened, Home Depot?
October 29, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Will Confusing instructions for average home owner
I can't honestly rate the products function because the owners manual isn't written for the average home owner, unless they also have an electrical engineering degree. The glaring error is the operating elements and connections section #3. The diagram has numbers but the cross reference listing doesn't, so you don't know what listing goes with what number. Unsure why the instructs can't include a simple diagram of where to set the dial depending on what type current you're measuring. As it is written now you need to know electrical symbols in order to work a $10.00 meter. Very, very frustrating.......
September 4, 2011