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Re: How to calibrate a voltage meter
Funny thing about drills, Gary. The average "consumer" grade electric drill apparently is used for less than three hours, total life cycle. Consumers don't drill much. So they're designed to run maybe five hours, and then the bearings crap out and other bad things happen, which is why "contractor" grade tools cost so much more.
I have the trigger switch crack on a Ryobi that was almost new. Cheap little 50c plastic switch, the plastic sliding piece cracked. I figured I'd order a new switch, but no, Ryobi doesn't sell parts, either they warranty replace the whole thing or you go buy another one. And their special Chinese slide switch didn't match any of the US standard sizes.
Eventually they did the right thing and replaced it, out of warranty. But still, the whole concept of "throw the whole thing out, a fifty cent part costs too much" just turns me off. HF? You just know it won't be better. But for disposable tools, at a price, or stuff that's just too dumb to break...
We've got the same cheap Sperry. Which oddly enough I called to ask them about, I think they said the DC is rated for 1/2% plus whatever float there is. I'm surprised you don't open 'em up and make 'em all sing the same song.
Last edited by hellosailor; 06-04-2012 at 09:04 PM.