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Forum topic by Eddie_T posted 10-13-2013 07:09 PM 707 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2013 07:09 PM

I don’t have a great use for dividers but on occasion could find them useful for small precise measurements or dividing angles. I don’t want to spend a lot on them so was considering EKG calipers ( ) which Amazon has for $6.93. Any other thoughts or suggestions?

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#1 posted 10-13-2013 09:02 PM

Harbor Freight has a good deal on dividers also.

-- "You may have your PHD but I have my GED and my DD 214"

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#2 posted 10-13-2013 09:08 PM

Seems like a good idea, but would look for something that be changed to hold a pencil or leads. Check out a chain craft store like Michaels. I use a drafting kit that I got from my father.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 10-14-2013 02:24 AM

I find them regularly at garage/estate sales. I probably have a couple dozen nice Starretts, Brown and Sharpe, etc. and they’re never more than $1

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#4 posted 10-14-2013 02:41 AM

Maybe make your own like AirFramer did:

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