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Hi all

 

I am in the market for a decent quality caliper and wanting something better than the usual Chinese ones, without forking out hundreds of pesos.

 

Been looking at some Japanese ones mid priced.

 

I have come across the Shinwa ones. the 150mm in carbon is about $45, and in stainless about $80.

Also the Mitutoyo ones.

 

Anyone have experience on any models of these?


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Mitutoyo are the best I have used, during my working life I only brought them.

But I was not paying! Only ever had one pair of carbon, just did not like them, just because of the feel. That said I have some cheap Chinese ones here that are fine, these have been cut and altered to use as DRO,s on Lathe and Mill.

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I've always used Mitutoyo as tradesman, and they are widely used in industry.

 

But, as munter says, the cheaper brands are pretty good, and plenty accurate for the tolerances we need to work with.

 

My pitbox vernier is plain Jane with vernier scale only, and I would prefer the dial type over the digital, but the digital has the advantage of reading imperial or metric. But that's just me!!

:huh:


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I would prefer the dial type over the digital, but the digital has the advantage of reading imperial or metric. But that's just me!!

:huh:

 

Me too, no flat batteries, no coolant/water/oil problems and you can split the difference on the clock for slightly better accuracy.

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Love my Mitutoyo too...

It's had a hard life, but it's been very reliable.

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Then there is the top of the line item known as the Eyechrometer....bloody accurate tool.

No flat batteries, sometimes a water contamination issue but pretty reliable.

Reads in various units including, "near enough" and 'that'll do"

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My eyechrometer becomes difficult to read in low light, and unreliable when the organic element is over saturated.

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