"I purchased the Mako-MK5 played with it and put it back in my truck. My analog 5 valve gauges were my go-to. I was used to my old trusty steam gauges, my mental and muscle memory was already burnt in- I didn't want to change. After I clogged a hose on a horribly neglected RP I went to my backup gauges- the MK5.
The readings appear so much faster than analog. The knobs are smooth, and you can feel when they are closed. The hoses are soft and flexible. The case, and hanger make it easy to hang anywhere. I no longer have to bend over to take readings. The capture button allows me to take a photo of the completed test. You can't do that with analog gauges! I photograph every completed test for my records and for my clients' peace of mind. And wait! There's more! THE BACKLIGHT means no more external lighting when I get stuck out in the dark! My analog gauges have been retired. This thing is a game changer. Worth every penny."
-Robert Nelson, CEO of Backflows Only, Inc
"I began our annual backflow testing last week and so far, I’ve completed nearly 150 tests using the Mako without any issues. In fact, while I’ve been a little slow to adopt the capture feature, I started using it this year and found it quite convenient. In the past, I’ve recorded the test values manually while testing, but this year I used the capture feature to save the values and then manually record them once the test is completed. This allows me to complete the test of an RPBA, from assembly isolation to service restoration in under a minute! This is extremely helpful particularly when testing a system actively used for dialysis."
-Kelly Riehl, Facility Plumber, UW Medicine Valley Medical Center Renton, WA
"I wanted to let you know how pleased I am to be the new owner of my MK2! What an awesome piece of equipment! I've used a few older digital test kits and was using a Midwest analog gauge. NONE of those come close to the MK2! The capture button is such a time saver and convenience! What a great feature. The build is top quality and the hoses are like nothing I've used before. What a fantastic test kit! Thanks for such a high quality kit!"
-Dale Baxmann, Senior Utility Inspector, Cross Connection Specialist - Seattle Public Utilities and BAT Instructor - WETRC.
I have used a different model electronic test kit for over 15 years so learning the Mako was extremely easy. The Mako is very fast and accurate and the capture button is an awesome feature to record the values. The hanging hook makes it like I have an extra hand, the battery life is excellent and to be able to light the screen in dark places or night testing reduces the need to have a flashlight to read the screen. I highly recommend the Arbiter Mako for all backflow testing needs.
- Dave Willis, Arizona Backflow Specialist
"This is only my fifth season as a certified tester, but the advantages of the MAKO over my analog gauge are readily apparent. Its compact size, intuitive design, and value capture feature make me a more accurate and faster tester. I can think of no other tool available to me that has such a noticeable impact on my productivity."
-Michael Schlonga, Dependable Backflow Services
"This is one of the most innovative improvements I’ve seen in 25 years in the industry. It is well thought out and very practically designed. I particularly like being able to record all test data with the push of a button. This significantly reduces time spent writing in the field, often in adverse conditions."
-Chuck Massey, long time BAT and founder of Certified Testing Services