Calipers...?

Discussion in 'General Airgun Chat' started by RobF, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    Thinking of buying some of those measuring thingys...

    Now, is there any pro's n con's I should look out for? What's a reasonable set cost?

    I'm not looking to measure atoms, just something that will measure to a reasonable amount of accuracy, consistently. Are the digital ones any good or are no batteries required better? (I can read a ruler ;))
     
  2. DazF

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    If you have an Aldi near to you, they have some digital ones in for £8.99.

    I have had a set for about 6 years now.
     
  3. Jon

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    Paid a fiver my mine just to use the readout to repair a scale, they were ok some years back dont know about now.

    Careful of some of the chinky ones, they dont always go back to zero or register some ficticious reading. Constant zero reset every time used like these http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6-150mm-Digit...UK_Measuring_Tools_Levels?hash=item2305d18ad9

    These are ok large readout.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/SPI-DIGITAL-V...UK_Measuring_Tools_Levels?hash=item27afc3868c

    Mitutoyo are the best, i have 5 and two analogue. Wish they would make them drop proof inc the newer dearer coolant proof ones.:eek: At least the price has dropped since first introduced.
     
  4. RobF

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    cool, thanks guys, so a cheap set should do then :)
     

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