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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-14-2006, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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whats a good caliper micrometer

I need a reliable, durable caliper micrometer. What do yall have? What brands do you trust? Digital? Dial? Input appreciated.
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I just got a digital one from Heighbor Freight! Think I paid like $20 for it...




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I just got a digital one from Heighbor Freight! Think I paid like $20 for it...
ive had a few hits and a few misses with Harbor Freight, hows it treating ya?
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ive had a few hits and a few misses with Harbor Freight, hows it treating ya?
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I have a Mitutoyo digital and a dial. Personally, I like a dial better. The digital will skip numbers and not read correctly if you move it too fast or if it gets wet. They do make a water / coolant proof model, but I didn't spring for that (live and learn)... I also should mention that I spend a lot of time measuring wet equipment.

If you stay dry, the digital is brainless. You just read a display. It is also nice that you can switch from metric to english at the push of a button. A dial is going to be dedicated english or metric.

A couple of other good brands to consider are Brown & Sharpe and Starrett. I don't own anything Brown and Sharpe (many old machinists swear by them though), but my Starrett stuff is great.
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If you're only measuring disk rotors for min. thickness, the stuff at harbor freight will get you by at like 20 bucks,but if your goin to do transmissions and such,and all the time,like for work then I'd go for somthin like the starret or mitutoyo(sp.??),but get them from snap-on or grainger so you'll be able to take it back if somthin happens,but you'll be droppin alot more cabbage!
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ive had a few hits and a few misses with Harbor Freight, hows it treating ya?
This is true! However, for the few things here and there that I use it for it works great.

It is a CEN-TECH 4" Digital Caliper $24.99 on sale right now for $15.99

Here it is

Free Extra Battery
Accurate to 0.001''
Resolution: 0.0005''
Metric and SAE digital display
Fluid-resistant stainless steel frame, precision ground jaws
On/off switch with automatic shutoff






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hey you should check out harbor freight tools.

http://www.harborfreight.com/
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My dad got me one of these out of the blue. Problem solved. Thanks for the imput and thanks dad!
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That's the one I got....




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