@soundu, I get you on the tool investment.
I am an electrical engineer, so I have very little Snap-On but several Klein tools and Fluke instruments. I have $50 cheapie meters for basic troubleshooting and $500 Flukes for the stuff that counts. Like my previous post, I don't get a high quality mechanical tool until after I use up a cheapie more than once. If I don't wear out a Harbor Freight after a few years, I feel I have justified not spending 3 times that on a quality brand that rarely gets used.
(I have a nice set of small Craftsman sockets and wrenches for industrial controls, but they don't get used much and the mechanics rag on me for my tools being too clean ;-)
I am a tech, so i well familiar with what you have. I have a number of
fluke 75/77 meters i have used and abused for years. Would not trade
them for anything. I also keep a few cheapo meters around to put
in the car or extra tool boxes or such for emergency's.
I have Tektronix, Hitachi, Sencore, and other scopes. My dad died
recently, and i have a pile of his test gear to get rid of too.
xcelite/cooper/Weller are my favorite tech tools.
I bought a 4.5" angle grinder at harbor black Friday for $4.99 a few years
back. Its sound like a bunch of ball bearings about to explode when i use
it. Still works, i don't use it that often. I have a harbor 1/2 AC
impact that seems to be fine. Still, i don't have as much faith in there
electric tools as there hand tools