My new toy showed up yesterday (calipers)

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Forum topic by bonesbr549 posted 05-14-2016 02:04 PM 921 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-14-2016 02:04 PM

I’ve been wanting a good set of digital calipers since I got my new CNC assemlbed finally.

These came highly recommended and the quality is amazing.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 02:35 PM

Mitutoyo make some fine stuff. You’ll be pleased. I’ve gotta admit that I have the Mit digital too, but most often grab an old Craftsman manual. BTW, Craftsman DID sell some good tools in years past.

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 03:03 PM

What the heck was life like before your first set of calipers? I have a very nice set of dial calipers with fractional increments for woodworking, I swear I’ll wear the wheel put on those things, they are always in my hand in the shop.

You made the good choice buying quality, kudos.

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#3 posted 05-15-2016 01:37 AM

That would be my choice if I could afford it. Congratulations :-)

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#4 posted 05-15-2016 02:25 AM

I’ve been a machinist for 25 years, and the first calipers I bought for myself were 6 inch digital Mitutoyo’s that I still use today. I just recently bought a pair of 8 inch coolant proof ones that no doubt will last just as long, if not more than the 6 inch pair. I’m sure that you’ll love yours. Congratulations!

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#5 posted 05-15-2016 03:24 AM

I use to wield a set of mitutoyo’s , repeatable precision is a very good thing.

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#6 posted 05-15-2016 12:05 PM

I have 3 Mitutoyo dial calipers and 2 digital ones. Needless to say, I think you’ve made a good choice.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#7 posted 05-15-2016 02:03 PM

Wow looks i made the right choice. I used my discover points to pay for most of it. Thanks Askwoodman for the recommendation.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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