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Review by DylanC posted 10-14-2011 03:30 AM 2258 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked up this digital caliper for around $30 at a local Rockler. So far I couldn’t be happier. I compared it to a $100+ Mitutoyo at work and they were within a half a thousandth at full scale (5-6 inches). It also has a larger battery, so I’m hoping that it will last longer than the smaller watch battery types.

Whats in the box: 6” digital caliper, case, 2 batteries (one installed, one spare).

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=24524

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 07:08 AM

These digital calipers are sure handy to have. I have one that’s 1/256 resolution. but they all have two bad things in common. the battery is always dead when you need them the most. and they are effected by cold or heat and humidity so I always have my trusty mechanical fractional on hand ;-)

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 03:01 PM

I like the gauge I have… Funny though… I picked up mine from Harbor Freight a couple of years ago on sale and with the 20% coupon. The battery is still good. You never know… mine is accurate enough for my needs. I think they are the same manufacturer—relabeled and in some instances re-cased. Anyway… nice tools to use.

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 05:59 PM

Interesting, I have a Browne and Sharp but would not mind one that does fractions. A reason to go back to Rockler Sweet.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 10:40 PM

dustyal – I have the same one from Harbor Freight, and it’s quite accurate, as verified with a +/- .00005 Mitutoyo micrometer. I think it’s one of their better buys.

The iGaging looks like a lot nicer finished piece than the Harbor Freight item, though.

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 10:45 PM

I don’t have that one, but I do have couple of Igaging tools that I use all the time and really like so far.

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