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Old 03-18-2012, 09:27 AM
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Re: Calipers

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I know this may seem odd, but do any of you know where I could find and buy a nice set of Vernier calipers. I just do not see any advantage to using digital and to get a nice set of dial calipers its going to cost a lot of $$. Any insight to where I could find a good pair would be helpful. Thanks
These are pretty nice

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Old 03-18-2012, 05:42 PM
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Re: Calipers

Personal preference, I figure they would last me my lifetime and being in college I figure I might as well do things right once and save money in the long run.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:18 PM
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Re: Calipers

I am a machinist and find great deals on tools for my trade on Ebay all the time.

If your looking for quality calipers that will last a long time stick with, Starrett, Mitutoyo and Brown and Sharp.

Mitutoyo shock proof 6 inch dial calipers( orange dial ) | eBay



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Old 03-27-2012, 05:08 PM
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Re: Calipers

$100 for a set of 6" Starret dial calipers is money well spent
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:11 PM
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Re: Calipers

I ended up buying a set a vernier calipers from SidecarFlip, Thanks by the way.

I will have to compare them to my dad's new dial ones he just picked up.

Thanks guys for all help and links.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:06 PM
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Re: Calipers

We use calipers at work everyday and the company provides our calipers for everyone's use. That being said I have been fond of the Brown and Sharpe dial calipers. They are well built and the tips for ID dimensions are sharpe so you can get in smaller holes to measure ID diameters. You have to be careful and not break the sharpe tips off. But I think they are well worth the money and if you know how to read calipers well i'd go with the dials, no batteries, no fuss, just straight forward mechanics and old school ways, lol. After using the Brown and Sharpes when you pick up a set of cheaper calipers you will feel the difference.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:28 PM
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Re: Calipers

I bought a set from Grizzly.com a few years ago to use in my woodworking shop. I dug them out the other day to look them over. They measure to .001 inch. Just wondering how accurate do they need to be and how can you check them for accuracy. I checked some of my factory rounds against my handlaoding manuals and they do not come out exactly as to what the manual says using this dial caliper. I believe this is the set I bought to use with my table saw. H3022 Magnetic Base, Dial Indicator, Caliper Combo pk.
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