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    2c for what it's worth.

    Jaycar sell a range of meters. Possibly slightly dearer than teh equivalent online BUT they guarantee them for life, so provided you don't drop it in a bucket of acid or an open fire if it stops they swap it for free.

    If it sits a while remove the battery. When they get old, like me, they rot the guts of the meter.

    Many decades ago I did a mechanic apprentiship. Full of beans I promptly went out and bought set of stahwille spanners and some other very expensive tools. ThI realised the key difference was chrome vanadium vs drop forged spanners and sockets. I bought a no name 3/8 drive set and some LONG extensions, and a quality ratchet. The mechanics literally laughed at me using that stuff to pull transmissions out of F250 ambulances. They gradually stopped laughing as I never broke a socket nor even buggered the universal joint. I did use my tools properly, so that helped. The point is you can buy fit for purpose or you can go fancy pants. The trick is not to buy something that will fail in short order.

    All of the suggestions are good. What suits you best you have to decide.
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    Images of one of my multimeters and its carry case. The meter is surrounded by foam, the ribbon used to remove the meter for changing the fuse or battery. Storage space on the side which I use for the cables, some small screwdrivers and my spare button batteries. Also a volt stick.
    Note the carry handle.

    This case and meter I bought off an electrician.
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    Here are some images of my other multimeter box. Just simple joinery, no fasteners just tight fit and adhesive holding it together. Lid is just a slide fit. Main tool used was a hand held router. Probably used three different bits.
    Internal divider was a last minute addition, works but the leads are a snug fit. Poor box is a bit beat up as it lives in my tool trolley. The meter does not get much use but is handy for checking battery voltages.
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