|Review by richgreer||posted 06-03-2011 03:49 PM||3336 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
I use my digital calipers a lot and I tend to be hard on them. I’ve dropped them and poured stuff on them and it seems like I am buying new ones often.
I saw this particular caliper on sale for half price – only $14.99. I didn’t need one at the time, but I know that I will eventually need another one so “why not?”.
I never imagined that it would be made of plastic. It has a very cheap, flimsy feel to it and it does not have the normal little turn wheel that helps you set it more precisely.
It offers fractional measurements which means it will give you a measurement to the nearest 1/128th of an inch. I’ve never had one with fractional measurements before and I am not sure that is a very valuable feature.
Relative to other digital calipers I have, I’ll give this one credit for having an easy to change battery and it uses a relatively common battery, CR2032. Other calipers I own require you to remove 2 of the tiniest screws I have even seen.
I have a number of measuring and marking tools that I normally keep on a magnetic bar on a wall close to my workbench. These include a ruler, small square, marking knife and calipers. Well, I can’t keep this caliper handy on that magnetic bar.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.