Cheap tools vs quality tools
Obviously, there is no point discussing the merits of really cheap daily use tools, but I’m curious if there are any tools in your arsenal that you don’t use a lot, and went for the cheapest option? I’m asking because I’m surprised at the sheer amount of imported cheap tools out there nowadays.
What used to just be cheap hand tools is now a market where any tool you can think of is available in a much cheaper option. Take for example multimeters – we all know that a good meter comes from Fluke, and will set you back around $200.
But take for example this Aneng AN8008 meter – under $30, and offers true-rms, square wave output, frequency count, capacitance counter and more. Well rated and very popular on YouTube: https://amzn.to/3uZo3l6
The meter even comes with a variety of leads and plugs.
The question is – is it worth using such a cheap tool?
I’d love to hear some feedback from the community. Are there any tools you don’t mind being cheap with?
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