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RE: Measuring tool recommendations?

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Subject: RE: Measuring tool recommendations?
From: Doug Braun <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 09:59:18 -0800 (PST)
I have (among other measuring tools) one of those
cheap chinese 6" digital calipers that you can often
get for $19.99 from Harbor Freight, etc.

It has always worked just fine, and seems as accurate
as you could expect for a caliper, as opposed to
a micrometer.

It has been one of the most useful tings I ever got
for twenty bucks.

Doug Braun

--- Randall <> wrote:

> > I would assume anything from Starrett, but that's
> probably the upper
> > limit of the price range.
> Way too much for my pocketbook !  I just buy cheap
> dial indicators, then throw
> them away when something goes wrong.  That way I can
> keep one at the lathe, and
> one at the workbench, and one in the roll-away, etc.
> >  Is getting something with a digital readout going
> > to be a risk these days for accuracy and breakage?

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