Need to replace a tester from the last millennium

Below is a Greenlee Voltage & Continuity Tester 6706, the one I had is kinda in pieces, 25-30 ft. drop, any recommendations on a replacement tester looked at the 65 and 95 they aren’t gonna fly don’t like the face surface plug cords… what do you use

this oneis a little steep

Anyone! ah it’s still early in some parts of the world

If you’ve got the cash…any one of the Fluke meters. I’ve only used a typical 'Wiggy" or a Volt-Con. The Volt-Con Lite is what I’ve had in my pouch for the last 7 years. Nica and small. Be careful when you use it on comercial though, it’s only rated up to 480V.


Most electricians are carrying the Fluke T5 as their every day meter. Bulletproof and simple.

1000 or 600.

Depends on what you do in a day’s time, but there’s no reason for a home inspector to own the 1000. The T5-600 will be all you’ll ever need. Plainly put, I’m not sure why you need one in the first place, but if you do, the T5 is probably the one to have. Plus, you’ll get props from other sparkies. They’re less than 100 bucks.

Always like props from the sparkies.

I was issued my first Wiggy at Fort Leonard Wood in 1974. I have had several major career changes over the years and each one of my careers has involved electrical systems. For 34 years the Wiggy has been an indispensable tool. In eight years as an inspector, I have not found much of anything electrical I’ve needed to check that I couldn’t check with a Wiggy.

I also carry an RS3. What the Wiggy can’t do, the RS3 can. It is a very rare occassion that the Wiggy can’t do the job.

Thanks Marc and to all others for the input

Res. and Comm. are my bread and butter…moving biz more towards Comm. this ought to do nicely

much less crap to deal with…

My Ideal yellow case wiggy circa 1976 has a few too many elec. tape band-aids to appear functional, but she still works just a little cumbersome in my slim fitting cargo shorts…gave up on pouches after my last back injury…it either fits in my pockets or stays in the tool cases until needed…rather walk to the kitchen or truck then lug the whole kit all day and the variety of jobs I do does not usually necessitate dragging everything along

Fluke works great for me.