well I am going into the electrical field and was wondering if the "hype" on multimeters is true. i am currently in the automotive field electrical class and my teacher only recommends a fluke meter. he is so certain its the best to go with he swears on it. i don't know much about the quality behind these devices. i could only imagine that it was built to do what it is supposed to do which is read ohms, volts, current, and other test like diodes and continuity. i have been looking around for some low priced multimeters, a good fluke meter runs around $300 and up us dollars. well on a tight budget i bought a sears crafts man for $80. the way this is advertised is that it can do way more which it can than a fluke meter. it has a built in "laser" beam temperature infared sensor, and does some other stuff i can't remeber right now. i thought i was getting a great bargin. only to see that when we used them in class and on tests, they were close but not as exact as the fluke meters. it got me by fine but the teacher always discriminated it for what it was. he said they are cheap and don't put out precise reading. they are off by a little but i don't think it is all that big of a problem. what do you guys think?