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Old August 20, 2012, 05:42 AM   #51
F. Guffey
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Again, I took a picture of my gages and micrometer, the picture weighed 400 lbs. One of the most useless gage I have is an electronic that measured .000005”, I replaced the electronics with a dial indicator mounted on the stylist, then there is the Japanese made micrometer, it has lever open and dampener shut (something like a deceleration valve). Then there are other gages and micrometers, one Fowler height gage new cost $2,800, good stuff, but when reloading and working with a narrow windows of numbers, transfers, standards and verifying there is nothing works like the feeler gage, no moving parts, drop it? Pick it up and carry on, nothing to brag about price wise, nothing to brag about when it comes to brand and or color.

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Old August 21, 2012, 09:53 AM   #52
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"Thats why I say I would much rather have a cheap dial caliper than a cheap digital. With a dial caliper you have a physical gear connection between the dial and the beam. So, at least when they are new, a cheap one is just as good as an expensive one."

THAT I fully agree with. I was a professional electronics guy virtually all my working life and had good job security because that stuff is flaky. No matter how much you pay for it!

"Anyone getting Clark's cited variation of 15 thou in ten readings has an operator ..." "That was 5 thou."

Ah. Your example of .340" to .355" variation fooled me!
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