Current projects at the moment are focused around building Guitar Effects Pedals. In the works is an example of a effects called Trotsky Drive that uses one single transistor for a overdrive. To test components for this project I purchased a testing unit called; SMD/DIP Transistor Tester Diode Triode Capacitance ESR Meter MOS PNP NPN R/C/L from eBay and I am very happy with the performance. This has made a big difference in sorting many transistors that were in a bin all scrambled. This will measure all sorts of components including Inductors. The price was $16 and is a bargain. the big drawback is that this thing has no enclosure so for handling and ease of use one could install this in a project box.
I have since made a enclosure and it is much easier to handle in a plastic case.the case is a Hammond product number1591GSBK Plastic Enclosure and it was $6.00