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Steve Hargreaves - Moderator15/11/2007 12:56:00
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Can't add much to the above really....only 100mm though...

http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=219149&C=newsletter&U=07P12-4_N49FB&T=12357599

Grasshopper27/08/2011 07:30:58
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Now discontinued
boggy27/08/2011 08:15:37
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Wow raise an old post from the dead
 
but never fear they are still available
 
John Privett27/08/2011 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.
Essjay27/08/2011 13:22:54
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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 boy327/08/2011 14:07:41
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Exellent V.F.M.
Lazygit27/08/2011 21:27:01
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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 Privett27/08/2011 21:39:43
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Posted by Essjay on 27/08/2011 13:22:54:
...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!
 
Indeed! I nearly mentioned that myself! Fortunately I usually have a stock of various batteries handy.
Shaunie29/10/2011 23:32:04
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Posted by Lazygit on 27/08/2011 21:27:01:
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.

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trev30/10/2011 00:09:09
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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.
 
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Biggles' Elder Brother - Moderator30/10/2011 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!
 
BEB
Myron Beaumont30/10/2011 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 Miller30/10/2011 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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