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devonwoody

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I purchased a pro model of the digital caliper mail order, the read up said metric and imperial. The scale markings on the beam show tenths of an inch. Next problem when I inserted the battery supplied the on off switch would not work.

The supplier did agree without question to accept return of item but I thought members might be interested re the imperial problem. Imperial to me is 1/16 or 1/8ths etc. I assume if the caliper had worked I would be getting decimals. i.e. .125 = 1/8th.
 

Noel

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You assume correctly Dev, imperial is all decimalised, bit like our money........
Seriouly I've never seen a readout that shows fractions. Wonder if the battery was knackered.

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Devon,

I have a dial caliper that shows in 64ths etc. I got it from the USA. I thought I would miss the electronic version (I have the usual no-name metric/imperial decimal kind as well) - turns out I like the dial type better, for the same reason I like analaogue waches, it makes things easy to register at a glance.

IIRC it was about $20
 
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My old rulers in my school days didnt' have cm, they had inches in 1/8, 1/16 1/32 and 1/10
 

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Which supplier did you get this from? I'm about to get one and would want to avoid any that are not so good.

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Well for those of you who work using real units :wink: I'll post some details about the fractional calipers that I have :)

I spent ages, well a couple of weeks looking for a dial caliper that showed fractions of an inch from a suppler in the UK. I draw a blank :( But Highland Hardware have them for $29.99. I can recommend this company I have bought a few things from them and they are very good at keeping you informed of whats going on.



I have had the metal caliper for some months and am very please with it. I confess that I do look at ebay and have bought a few things :oops: and that is where I got the the Rabone one from. Now I did not know when I bid for it that its made out of plastic ! I am not sure I would have bid, however I only bid the start price of £1.99 (+£2.50 p+p) which is what I paid. :D It is lighter than the stainless steel one but it works, appears to be accurate and for £4.49 who can quibble :shock:




The dial easy to read, I need my glasses as soon as I start working in the shop anyway :?



This I think is why its such a well made tool. 8)
So you can buy a fractional imperial caliper in the UK, but its awaiting game
 
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