|Review by SteveKorz||posted 08-15-2008 03:45 PM||3170 views||0 times favorited||26 comments|
I just bought this caliper. I had an old one that was not digital, it just had stamped lines and measurements. I’ve used it for years, and considered it priceless. But, here lately, I’ve been wanting to get a little more accurate. So, I bought this Wixey brand 6” Digital readout caliper with fractions. WOW! I was really surprised at the difference. What I thought was good in the past is now not acceptable. This caliper has helped me be a better woodworker in so many ways.
Wixey has “Precise Fraction Technology” which means that when other digital calipers measure 1/2”, Wixey may show a 1/2” on the screen, but it will also show the actual measurement in thousands of an inch, such as 0.497” when 0.500” is a true 1/2”. It is highly accurate. Look here to see just how easy this caliper is to use.
It is also constructed of high quality hardened and ground stainless steel components. This tool does not feel “flimsy” or like a toy in my hand. It feels like an instrument should. It comes with a plastic case with a foam cutout to contain the tool. I will eventually make a nice wooden case, but will keep the foam cutout.
“JUST ABOUT” isn’t close enough any more.
Here are some stats from the manufacturer:
Measuring Length: 6 in. (155mm )
Resolution: Decimal = .001 in.
Fraction = 1/64 in.
Metric = .05 mm
Accuracy: Decimal = +/- .0005 in.
Fraction = +/- 1/500 in.
Metric = +/- .025 mm
Battery: 6 months life; type CR2032
Functions: – IN /MM
- Auto shut off
This caliper is a beauty for the price. You can find it at www.wixey.com for $38.99 and free shipping.
Thanks for reading.
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