|Review by ChunkyC||posted 10-04-2009 04:58 AM||6404 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I purchased one of these to fine tune my tools, mostly my table saw and miter saw.
Cost. This costs less than $22 from Amazon.
Comes with a plastic storage case. (TIP: Remember how it’s packed BEFORE you remove it for the first time. It’s a bear getting the lid to close if you miss this)
There are two arms that you can adjust to get the dial indicator into about any position.
A very strong magnet with an on off switch.
There are two arms that you can adjust to get the dial indicator into about any position except directly out the end of the arm. The dial has to mounted in such a way as to always be perpendicular to the arm.
The dial is very difficult to get tight so that it stays put. I did touch up the dial with a bit of sandpaper to remove the paint. That seems to have help some.
The arms move way too much. Mine has a tendency to move 0.004” – .006”. I believe this comes from the micro adjustment portion. The micro adjustment is nothing more than a spring loaded device that you can move in or out to zero the dial.
The dial doesn’t have a zero adjustment on it. Maybe none do, but it’s something that I would rather have than the spring loaded zero adjustment.
No manual. There’s a knob on the side of the dial that I can’t figure out what it does. Any idea?
The bottom line, if you’re looking for dead on accuracy, then look for a Starrett of similar. For the cost, it does ok.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135