Category: Testing Tools

Klein Scout Pro LT and VDV Distance Meter – Tech Tools

It’s no secret that Klein tools have been around since the days of the caveman.  Well maybe not that old, but they have years of experience in the trades, especially the electrical trade.  Now they are making more than just hand tools. They have entered the tech age with the Scout LT pro and the VDV distance meter.  Both these tools will allow technicians to quickly troubleshoot faulty cable, identify cable, identify runs to outlets, measure cable length and much more. The Scout LT works with data and video cable.  For the individual tech, this is the Swiss army...

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Klein MM5000 Electrician’s TRMS Multimeter Review

Look at an electrician’s tool arsenal and you will find a multimeter.  Why do they own this?  Simple, it tells them exactly what’s going on with different electrical environments.  Such as measuring AC or DC voltage, current or resistance.  What’s so cool about multimeters?  They allow the electrician to lighten their tool belt.  Instead of having a bunch of different meters (voltmeter, ammeter, ohmmeter), they can have one handy, lightweight tool that does it all, well almost everything.  A multimeter allows the user to measure batteries, motors, panels, switches and all sorts of items that you need to find...

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Klein Tools GFCI Receptacle Tester RT600

Klein is a name most people are familiar with.  Mainly because they have been around for a long time and make quality tools.  When we first started reviewing some of their products, I was amazed at how many different products they make.  One little gem is the GFCI Receptacle tester.  They offer this in two different models, the RT500 and the RT600.  Both pretty much do the same thing except the RT600 tests GFCI Receptacles.  While this is a real simple tool, it is also really effective. Just plug the RT600 into an outlet and you can diagnose the...

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The RIDGID Micro CD-100 Combustible Gas Detector 36163 – Overview

“Did I leave the stove on?”, “Did I close the garage door?”, “Did I leave my drill at the job site”.   You guessed it, I have OCD.  So any tool that is going to give me peace of mind will make my life easier.  A few months back I was putting a stove back after replacing the floor.  After a few days there was a faint natural gas odor and sure enough the connection was not tight enough.  If I had the RIDGID Micro CD-100 then I would have known instantly that there was a slow leak and been able...

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Fluke Networks AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester – Tools In Action – Tech Tools

You may think we are brainless here at TIA, however we do have the power of the Internet.  So any question you ask we can answer like pro’s thanks to Google.  Sometimes our Wifi goes down leaving us in a frantic state!  Well thanks to the Fluke Networks AirCheck Wi-Fi Tester we can troubleshoot the issue fast.  Fluke and Fluke Networks has been around for years building quality test and measurement tools for all kinds of professions.  I have used a Fluke multimeter for years and never had one single problem with it. The AirCheck comes with a case ,...

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