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Offline Superchippy

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Recommend a nice set of measuring calipers
« on: March 08, 2015, 05:13 PM »
Looking for a solid set of calipers

any recommendations
Wood doesn't stand a chance

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Offline neilc

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Re: Recommend a nice set of measuring calipers
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2015, 05:23 PM »
I use Starrett and Mitutoyo. 

Both well made and accurate.  I have both analog and digital in Starrett and digital in the Mitutoyo.  Amazon carries both.  The digital versions will measure in both metric and imperial, which is great if you are trying to transition from one to the other for Festool stuff!

Price will vary depending on the precision and length you want.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Recommend a nice set of measuring calipers
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2015, 10:18 AM »
For a dial caliper I use Etalon. Swiss made, and by far the smoothest caliper I've ever used, and I've used them all.


For a digital caliper, I use Brown & Sharpe Dura Cal. Swiss made also, by Tesa. Also note that the B&S is IP67 compliant for use around fluids. Caliper in imperial mode.


Caliper in metric mode.


Offline Alex

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Re: Recommend a nice set of measuring calipers
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2015, 01:29 PM »
Mitutoyo, world leader in calipers. I have an analog Mitutoyo, didn't cost much and does what it must do.