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Offline Axtman

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Craftsman Multimeters
« on: March 11, 2014, 04:40:07 am »
Does anyone know who makes Craftsman brand multimeters for Sears?  Does anyone have any experience with Craftsman multimeters? 
 

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 04:43:02 am »
google "thinks" it is Extech Instruments
 

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 04:51:33 am »
Most Craftsman are made by CEM Instruments.  Most Extech meters are made by CEM as well.

http://www.cem-instruments.com/en/pro/sort7-1.html

Judge for yourself.

http://mrmodemhead.com/blog/gallery/craftsman-82003/

Also see Dave's $99 shootout on the Extech (same as Craftsman).
 

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2014, 04:53:06 am »
I forgot to say that I own a Craftsman 82003.   :--

I paid $10 + $15 s/h USD for it and I overpaid by $50.

Here are all the good things I can say about it.

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Offline Axtman

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2014, 05:01:45 am »
Doesn't CEM make the Harbor Freight crap?

Thanks for the pictures!  Now I don't feel so bad about my soldering abilities!
 

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2014, 05:06:34 am »
Doesn't CEM make the Harbor Freight crap?

Thanks for the pictures!  Now I don't feel so bad about my soldering abilities!

I'm not sure about the cheapest one but the rest of the harbor freight stuff are mastech.
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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2014, 12:54:27 pm »
Once upon a time there was a Craftsman that was made by Fluke and was very nicely priced compared to the Fluke branded (near) equivalent. I can't comment on the ones you will find in store today.
 

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 11:16:58 am »
Sorry to necro a thread, but, if someone else hunts for this info, might be better to have it in one place.

I have an older craftsman multimeter, model 82400. As far as I can tell there is what seems to be a date code on the PCB of 0205. Which sounds about right, even if it's not actually a date code. While using one of those inexpensive chinese calibrators to square up my (also old) bench DMMs I noticed that this thing is quite a bit off and can only be trusted to the tens digit. There are at least eight small trimmer pots inside and I'd like to try and square it up a bit.

I have no manual, not that it would help, and no clue really as to who made this for sears. Any help in determining the purpose of the trimmer pots would be helpful. If I can't figure it out methodically, I'll probably just experiment because it isn't really worth that much to me in its current state.

 

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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 05:35:19 pm »
 
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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2018, 05:42:54 pm »
I have no manual, not that it would help, and no clue really as to who made this for sears.
Your meter was made by Colluck. See

http://www.colluck.com.hk/diyhp/9359/enus/c-25520/p-AAASX6AAgAAB4SWAAg/Autoranging_Digital_Multimeter.html
 
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Re: Craftsman Multimeters
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2018, 06:43:25 pm »
Awesome, that was quite helpful. With that awesome 1% accuracy figure the meter is almost within spec. In fact, it probably is if I include the necessary digits.  It might not be worth mucking with. I've ordered a couple of "bang for buck" accuracy bargain specials to replace it and I think that it's time for this meter to live permanently in my glove box for those times when I need to debug my trailer lights, or something like that.
 


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