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Old January 15, 2019, 09:44 AM   #11
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The digital gauges are too sensitive and you can easily be off by .001 or more with just a little pressure. A dial caliper positively stops. Ask any machinist worth his salt and he'll tell you the same thing.
Ask any machinist what tool to use for precision measuments and it he’s “worth his salt” he won’t recommend a caliper. A micrometer is the proper tool at that point.

You can use any caliper against standards and learn how to use them properly but they are no substitute for better measuring tools.
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