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Who makes good electronic micrometers and angle finders?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by sled_dog, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. sled_dog

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    I suck at reading a mic. I've done it many many times and just when I think I've got it, I forget all over again. So who makes a good electronic read out micrometer? And I've used an electronic mic before, they are just fun to use, so who makes a good one of them? Thanks guys.
     
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    I think the one's we use are Mitsutoyo. Might not be the right name, I'll check tomorrow at work.

    John
     
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    Mitutoyo makes quality gauging.
     
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    my pops uses the same kind at his shop. never had any problems with it.
     
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    I buy nothing but Mitutoyo here.
     
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    I know Starrett is a good one.

    Starrett
     
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    used both of them with no problems
     
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    Mitutoyo (Japan)
    Starrett (USA)
    Brown & Sharpe (bargain stuff made offshore, but the quality stuff is USA)

    IMO, these 3 manufacturers make the best-quality precision measuring equipment around.

    Snap-On sells Starrett stuff. Never heard anything bad about Brown & Sharpe's quality stuff. I work at Lowe's with a tool & die maker who swears by Mitutoyo, but doesn't have a problem with Starrett or B&S.
     
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    i have Mitutoyo, they are not electric, but are digital, i use them all the time. i have 1-2" 2-3" 3-4", but i find i need 0-1" alot, the one i have (cheapy) needs to be recalibrated.
     
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    If you dont use them everyday, a cheap brand will usually do. These here Digitals will work just fine for most uses. We usually get the discount catalogs at work and they have machinist sets for like $50 that come with a pair of 6" calipers, 0-1" mic, 6" scale, and a carrying case for all of it. If you are not machining, that set would probably last a lifetime(As long as you dont drop them, I have a nasty habit of leaving my calipers open after I measure something and then setting them on my box and then accidentally knocking them on the ground)
     
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    What exactly are they for? :confused:
     
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    Precision measuring. In my case I'd mostly use them for spindles and rotors. Haven't you ever used a micrometer in school? Like I said, I suck with them so digital is so easy. I keep forgetting to go ahead and order one.
     
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    I've had two mitutoyo calipers go bad. I won't spend the $160 for another. If you must have a digital, try starrett. Reading a mic isn't hard, just takes practice that's all.

    Bill
     
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    I don't think so? Maybe my school doesn't have any?
    Anyways I get what they are now. Thanks
     

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