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#75745 - 03/11/07 06:29 AM Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
NJ_WVUGrad Offline
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Registered: 01/17/06
Posts: 48
Loc: Neptune, NJ, USA
Looking to by a new tick tracer

I have been through about 4 of the Greenlee ones, the stupid end cap/on-off/battery holder keeps springing off and getting lost. Clever marketing maneuver on their part - they got me to buy 4 of em.

Saw the Fluke model at Cooper Supply - has an on/off button which looks nice. I am generally pleased with Fluke's equip in general.

Anyone have any recomendations?

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#75746 - 03/11/07 07:36 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
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Registered: 08/08/05
Posts: 264
Loc: Canada
Fluke 1AC-II / 1LAC-II VoltAlert.
All of my crew have these and we've been satisfied with them. http://ca.fluke.com/caen/products/Fluke+1ACII+VoltAlert.htm?catalog_name=FlukeCanada&Category=ELT(FlukeProducts)
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#75747 - 03/11/07 08:28 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
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Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 229
Loc: Kendall Park, NJ USA
I too have be thru a few of the Greenlee tick testers, I bought a Fluke about 6 months ago and have not had any problems with it, I like it very much.

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#75748 - 03/11/07 08:42 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
steve ancient apprentice Offline
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Registered: 03/04/05
Posts: 170
Loc: west springfield,mass
I also have had proles with the cap on the end of the greenlee testers. The fluke that is shown is the one I like. No problems with it at all. However they make another one that I cant stand. It has a button on it to turn it off and on and to have a beep or no beep. Stay away from that thing. I dont really care that much about money but I found that thing to be a waste of 25 bucks. Just my 1 cent worth though.
Steve

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#75749 - 03/11/07 08:45 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
togol Offline
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Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 426
Loc: NW In. USA
Hioki makes one that has two status lights : one for "on" and the other for indicating....but I'm too scared to buy it
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#75750 - 03/11/07 02:41 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
Niko Offline
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Registered: 08/17/06
Posts: 358
Loc: Campbell, CA
I have been very happy with the GB noncontact tester. No On/Off switch to worry about. works great.
Was not able to post picture.

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#75751 - 03/11/07 10:24 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
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Registered: 03/01/07
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Loc: Portland, Oregon, United State...
The Greenlee I have is covered by a lifetime warranty... Is the faulty battery cap not covered by that?
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#75752 - 03/13/07 11:08 AM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
DougW Offline
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Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
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Originally Posted By NJ_WVUGrad:
I have been through about 4 of the Greenlee ones, the stupid end cap/on-off/battery holder keeps springing off and getting lost. Clever marketing maneuver on their part - they got me to buy 4 of em.
LOL - I just lost my cap for mine.
mad
Well, looking on the bright side, it's and excuse to clean out the back of the truck. laugh

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#75753 - 03/13/07 10:12 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
ShockMe77 Offline
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 823
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I have a few of these too. I never lost a cap though.

I believe Fluke has 2 different models now.

1 with an audible sensor, and 1 without.

They're good for killing circuits while working in a basement alone.

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#75754 - 03/14/07 12:53 PM Re: Best NCV "Tick Tracer"
Ewire88 Offline
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Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 18
Loc: Wheelersburg, Ohio USA
I know klein carries them and a few guys on my job site have them and they are pretty good but they don't have an alert sound. I too have a Greenlee but I haven't had the battery cap pop off yet.
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