--- PJ McGarvey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm looking to request a couple tool upgrades for my
> shop, that I can request
> for xmas. I'm looking at a decent set of sliding
> dial calipers, something
> metal. I would assume anything from Starrett, but
> that's probably the upper
> limit of the price range. Is getting something with
> a digital readout going
> to be a risk these days for accuracy and breakage?
> I might be using them in
> the cold too, which makes me wonder if they readout
> will work OK - probably
> safe to stay with the dial readout I'm guessing....
> Also looking for a nice dial indicator, something
> with a magnetic, flexible
> Basically I'm wondering if some of the brands that
> can be found on Amazon.com
> are reliable - to try and make the buying process
> easy for the purchaser...
I've probably bought every variety under the sun for
my crew. At least 50 over the years, most digital.
Lost battery doors, corroded terminals, broken
displays are not uncommon w/the very convenient
In the end, the one I always grab is the cheap, Enco
Chinese dial caliper. None of the above problems and
after $9.99 and 20 years, still checks well against my
Does the job if you're not afraid to check the