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The 5 Best Rigol Oscilloscopes

Rigol Oscilloscopes

Rigol oscilloscopes are well-known for producing quality, yet inexpensive, oscilloscopes for hobbyists and electrical engineers on a budget.About RigolRigol Technologies Inc. was founded in 1998 and they produce technology products primarily focusing on electronic measurement and chemical analysis. They are headquartered in Beijing, China and their primary mission is to produce low-cost, quality research and technology […]

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The 5 Best Digital Lux Meters [Ranked]

Digital light meters, or as they are also known luxmeters or luminometers, are most commonly applied in movie-making and set design environments to ensure the best lighting for the scene (Source). They are great for measuring total visible light in a particular area (Source). Other applications include residential utilities where they can be applied to decrease the extent […]

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The 5 Best Tone and Probe Tracing Kits [Ranked]

Tone and Probe Tracing Kits

Tone and probe tracing kits provide exceptional tracing capabilities for a variety of low-voltage scenarios like data, telephone and wiring security alarms (Source). An internal wiring technician will find this equipment essential to his daily tasks. A quality tone and probe tracing kit will enable him or her to check wire pair voltages as well as […]

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The 5 Best Earth Resistance Testers [Ranked]

Earth Resistance Testers

There is nothing as abundant on this planet as earth soil itself.  It is such a generic feature of our day-to-day existence, whether we use it to plant crops, till or to excavate in order to build upon. We sometimes forget that the earth actually has an electrical property- a conductivity that has many industrial utilities. Earth […]

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The 5 Best Digital Bevel Boxes [Ranked]

Digital Bevel Boxes

Digital bevel boxes, or ‘angle finder cubes’ are quick and easy ways to get relative and absolute measurements in a variety of work settings. Lightweight and small, they are easy to transport and provide highly accurate readouts. The built-in magnets enable secure attachment to any magnetic surface and zero-setting buttons will recalibrate to reference new surface areas.Our Top […]

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The 5 Best Portable & Handheld Oscilloscopes [Ranked]

Portable Handheld Oscilloscopes

In contrast to traditional oscilloscopes, portable & handheld oscilloscopes are equipped with built-in batteries (Source). This means that they can work without an external power supply, making them convenient for field applications. Many users describe using these handheld scopes in conjunction with more robust benchtop oscilloscope. Though it should be noted that many of these pocket-sized oscilloscopes cram a […]

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The 5 Best Bore Gauges [Ranked]

Bore Gauges

Bore gauges are types of transfer or measuring devices that are typically used for the accurate measurement of holes (Source). These precision tools can require some calibration to get them working effectively, but can be essential to keep around in your toolkit in the event you need them for a specific task.  ​Dial or bore gauge directly […]

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The 5 Best Force Gauges [Ranked]

Force Gauges

A force gauge is a compact measuring instrument that is used in a variety of different industry settings, including but not limited to laboratory, research and development, production and field environments. Two different types of force gauges are available: digital force gauges and mechanical force gauges. Digital force gauges are rapidly replacing analog, though both are still widely […]

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