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Digital Vernier Calipers

Discussion in 'Technical' started by metalman, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. metalman

    metalman Keyboard Hero

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    Hi there,

    Can anybody recommend a set of these that are accurate, reliable, and do not cost the earth please

    Cheers

    Rich
     
  2. Chandelier man

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    Get a cheap set of eBay for under a tenner ... I have a couple of expensive ones at work but got a cheap set for my garage at home
     
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  3. Jamex2.2

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    Look at Toolstation. About £30. Instant readout to 2 decimal places. Much quicker and easier to use than my ex military vernier set.
     
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  4. shauny

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    most of the digi verniers , you take 3 readings ,and go with the on you fancy!you will not gain much by buying an£80 set
    when a £7.99 set from lidl will give you the same readings.
     
  5. billy.whizz

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    another thumbs up:thumb: for lidl ,I got mine from them, cheap but worth every penny,and accurate.
     
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  6. Chandelier man

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    I have Moore and Wright and multitoyo at work and an under a tenner set at home ... unless you are building an aeroplane or spaceship don’t buy anything too expensive
     
  7. Chandelier man

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    6” for under a tenner 99DC8274-6A56-4F59-ABCF-05D405E5D2C9.jpeg
     
  8. HW100Tuning

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  9. metalman

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    It’s for Airgun tuning
     
  10. the logun-ator

    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    dont go too cheep on line for underr a tenner supposed to be stainless.i needed a pair for lathe dros,i cut them in less than 5 stroked of a hacksaw,none magnetic but defo not stainless
    lidl ones i took back,they kept on addin plus 5mm every few strokes
    got a propper set,miti somic or other,never let me down....just have to remember to switch off as they dont do it on there ow.
     
  11. HW100Tuning

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    Doesn't matter... a measurement is a measurement - it needs to be correct and REPEATABLE. This is where the Lidl versions suffer, you can measure 5 times and get 5 different measurements.
     
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  12. That hurts

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    Have an expensive set that are used occasionally, but also a cheapie set the same as Chandelier Man above that are used more frequently and are perfectly adequate for gun work :up:
     
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    These are what i have, but i aint no engineer :D
     
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    ive had expensive sets,but everytime lidl or aldi have them ,will buy another set,as really cant tell the diff!
     
  15. Josh K

    Josh K Not enough range time....

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    Got the same one for £4 delivered from China. Don't need mine to be accurate to multiple decimal places so I'm happy with it.
     
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  16. Brad75

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    I got a set from BnQ for around £20 do the job well. 20190919_185043.jpg
     
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    I use these. I’ve had them a while never let me down.
    I’ve got others at work that cost less but they are definitely not as good.
     
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  18. buffy vampire slayer

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    another vote for Moore & Wright or mitutoyo get the cheapie ones wet doing any lathe work etc and they're goosed or inaccurate.
     
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  19. 2506sendero

    2506sendero Legend in his own mind & living on the edge.

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    I have 2 sets of Mitutoyu (digital & manual) and unless you are intending to reload for the world benchrest championships there is no reason to spend heavy money.
     
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    A vote here for mitutoyo. I had cheap ones. Needed zeroing most times at switch on. If you left them on the battery would go flat after a day. Eventually the battery tab snapped. Probably due to the number of battery replacements! Mitu keeps zero forever and if I forget and leave it on battery still good a day or two later. Minor things maybe but it makes it a nice precision tool to use and saved me a few quid on batteries. I would be frustrated if I had to go back to those minor niggled. But once.
     
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