In yesterday’s Here are the Other Holiday Tool Brand Discounts We’ve Been Waiting For post, Mike commented with a tip that Amazon’s price on the Klein MM500 multimeter had dropped.
Right now, you can find the MM500 for $31 at Amazon and Home Depot (online only). Read more about the Klein MM500 in our preview post, or in our hands-on mini review.
This is a waterproof, dustproof, drop-resistant meter. It only sports 3 functions: voltage to 750V (AC and DC), resistance up to 4,000 Ω, and continuity.
If you need more functionality, consider something like the utterly fantastic Fluke 87V. But for casual use, where all you need is a quick voltage measurement, continuity test, or resistance measurement, the Klein MM500 offers decent bang for the buck in protected housing.
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The street price was previously $40 the last I checked (6 months ago), and it was $50 when it launched in 2013.
Reminder: Amazon is offering a 20% discount on Extech tools for the holidays. My first two multimeter purchases were Extech models.