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The 5 Best Tool Backpacks [Ranked]

Tool Backpacks

Tool backpacks are ideal work accessories for contractors and technicians who need to transport large quantities of specialty tools and maintain easy access to them while on job sites (Source). Tool backpacks commonly feature a variety of strategically sized and located internal/external pockets, top carrying handles, impact and water resistant molded bases, padded shoulder straps, and […]

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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 Wire Stripping Machines [Ranked]

Wire Stripping Machines

Wire stripping machines are often used by electricians when they need to repair a wire (Source). Wire stripping machines also have more heavy-duty applications for scrapping and recycling copper wire and romex cables like the Steel Dragon Tools (SDT) auto wire stripper (Source). The hydraulic wire strippers that we review below come in different shapes and sizes, though […]

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The 5 Best Insulation Testers | Megohmmeters [Ranked]

Insulation Testers

Insulation testers (also referred to as Megohmmeters or ‘meggers’) are a unique type of ohmmeters that are used to evaluate the electrical resistance of insulators. They are engineered to provide preventative maintenance and troubleshooting solutions for variety of different, high-voltage equipment applications. These applications include those for cables, switch gears, three-phase motors as well as any testing scenario […]

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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 Fume Extractors [Ranked]

Fume Extractors

If you’ve been soldering for any time at all, it’s likely you’ve wondered whether breathing in all of that noxious smoke was bad for you. I mean, how could it be good? You might have been skating by for too long sitting next to an open window, with a cheap CVS fan on a low setting, […]

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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 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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The 5 Best Gas Leak Detectors [Ranked]

Gas Leak Detectors

Gas leak detectors are devices that enable engineers and other professional service personnel the ability to identify combustible gas leaks that occur in residential and commercial areas (Wikipedia). They include semiconductor sensors that can rapidly and specifically determine the exact area of even tiny leaks. These detectors are equipped to detect a variety of different combustible and […]

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