|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 10-27-2011 03:05 PM||3011 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
10-27-2011 03:05 PM
The Kobalt Digital Caliper comes in a plastic case with a second battery included. The battery is quite small. I discovered that the batteries do not last very long. After about 2 months the battery in the tool went dead.
Then I realized that replacing the battery requires removing a couple of very tiny screws. I had no screw driver that was small enough so I bought one at Sears which was size 00. When home and discovered that screwdriver was still too big. Back to Sears and this time I bought both the size 000 and 0000. The 0000 is the smallest they sell and may be the smallest made.
The 0000 worked. However, those screws are just too small for me to easily handle with my clumsy, fat fingers.
This topic is only for the purpose of advising my fellow LJs about this and to vent a little frustration. In my opinion, this is poor design by the manufacturer. If the battery needs to be changed frequently, it should not be such an ordeal to change batteries.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.