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Blog entry by joez posted 11-22-2010 05:46 AM 960 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anybody know any reliable good vernier calipers



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 11-22-2010 06:07 AM

any particular reason why you want vernier?

I am using this dial caliper and it simply fantastic! works great, and easy to read:

It’s from Leevalley and can be found here:
http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=46036&cat=1,43513,43546&ap=1

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 11-22-2010 06:38 AM

I have the same one as PurpLev. I have had it for years and I love it. It is the one I always reach for.

I have a digital unit with metric & decimal but I hate it.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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RonPeters

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#3 posted 11-22-2010 06:46 AM

I have a Harbor Freight dial caliper that really works great. It’s both metric and US.

I also have a US Starret dial that I rarely use because fiddles are measured in mm.

If I was looking for a vernier, I’d get a Starret. Really good quality there.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 11-22-2010 08:51 AM

Starret is always good. I have an old craftsmans one that works just fine. always agrees with my mic ;-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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John Gray

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#5 posted 11-23-2010 01:39 AM

My 6” Wixey has worked and is still working fine for me 3 years later. The best thing about it is it’s ability to change inches to metric. When it’s in metric it’s so much easier to divide the measurement into 1/2’s or 1/4’s ect. then you can change the divided measure back to inches if you like.

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lilredweldingrod

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#6 posted 11-23-2010 02:21 AM

I’ve had a Mitutoyo for years. Great and accurate tool.

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 11-23-2010 02:22 AM

I’ve had a Mitutoyo for years. Great and accurate tool.

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 11-23-2010 02:22 AM

oops double post

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