£9.99 at Maplin
|Steve Hargreaves - Moderator||15/11/2007 12:56:00|
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Can't add much to the above really....only 100mm though...
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Wow raise an old post from the dead
but never fear they are still available
|John Privett||27/08/2011 10:07:46|
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|These appear farily frequently at Maplins, reduced to a tenner from twenty or thirty quid. I bought some a few years ago - they seem to do the job OK.|
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|These are very good value, I have one, but one thing I would say is to remove the battery when you are not using them, as they will drain in time.......ask me how I know!|
|fly boy3||27/08/2011 14:07:41|
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|I have some cheapies, bought from MSC/JL Industrial and had the same problem as Essjay, batteries go flat quickly. Compare with with my Mitutoyo calipers which I have had for 20 years or more, and I can recall changing the battery only once. Totally reliable and always ready for action. The cheapies? PITA and expensive on batteries.|
|John Privett||27/08/2011 21:39:43|
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Indeed! I nearly mentioned that myself! Fortunately I usually have a stock of various batteries handy.
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I have an unusual japanese made glass reinforced plastic dial set, i bought them from a show about 25 years ago and still going strong
Being dial they are dead easy to read and no batteries too go wrong either. I see you can get a similar set from machine mart but in steel, for about 20 quid.
|Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator||30/10/2011 00:24:16|
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I'm still on vernier "vernier calipers"!
No batteries - just my eyes reading the scale and the vernier! And you you know what? - they were my Dad's - and they'll outlast me, I have no doubt!
|Myron Beaumont||30/10/2011 08:01:44|
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I'm in concerrence with the battery problem..I think that when shut in its box it can switch itself on ! Best to take it out everytime .
|Peter Miller||30/10/2011 08:28:15|
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I thinki these are the same as the Aldi ones. Their batteries failed if left in.
I also have a Mitutoyo dial vernier which I was given about 38 years ago when a factory I was working at closed down. Still use it on a regular basis.
Edited By Peter Miller on 30/10/2011 08:29:10
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