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Old 08-25-2010, 07:40 PM #1
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What brand of calipers are you guys using? any thoughts on Mitutoyo? I had a paid of digital Staretts go bad recently and am looking for another set.


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I use non-digital MATUI calipers....like the big boys do...

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so digi=bad? why prefer dial or digits?
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Default Re: question for the machinests

I haven't bought calipers in a good while, but Mitutoyo was the brand we used/recommended in the shop I worked in. The digital calipers are easier to read/use, but the dial calipers are more likely to be working when you pull them out of a toolbox after sitting for a year :-)
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^yes, good point. Maybe I should get both...
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Only "BORLETTI" mechanical calipers, here ..... the ones with 1/20 mm divisions round quadrant (but i'm not a machinist, if this count something )
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i use " KINCROME" digital vernia calipers

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i use " KINCROME" gigital vernia calipers
I don't think they sell the gigital versions anymore

Plus those are crap! This is for use with high precision jobs... a $95 caliper does not come close to a >$1000 Mitutoyo. BTW OP my father uses the 450mm Mitutoyo Digital Caliper for work. They are awesome!
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They get the job done....thats what my pop uses when he makes my heatsinks and when he machines his work jobs....
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I use the cheap digital HF CEN-TEC brand, the Mitutoyo are very good but for there price I can get three of these and since we arn't working on space ships or rockets here the $29.00 CEN-TEC's do a fine job with a toll of +/-.0005", I have two of them !
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I use brown and Sharpe calipers and Mitutoyo micrometers, the digital ones crap out way too fast in most professional situations. There are probably 7 or 8 dead digital sets around here.
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