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Waka

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Freetochat":2b5ax086 said:
I have these 300mm calipers on my shopping list (link: http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.asp? ... 96&recno=3) from Axminster. Is this product a good buy please?
I would say no at 58 pounds, there are much cheaper versions available and lets face it when working with wood do you need to be that accurate.


My advice would be to go with a much cheaper set, ofcourse I'm happy to be proved wrong.
 

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FTC, if it's like the 150mm one, then it's fine. But are you sure you need a 300mm one? :-k

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Alf, a 1.0mm max capacity would be more than enough for you if its for measuring shavings :lol:

I spent about £80 on my 6" ones but I'm into model engineering as well so need the 0.005mm accuracy. Most of the cheapies seem to be 6" not 12". If its for measuring the width/thickness of timber then it will move more than the accuracy of the instrument, good steel rule will do.

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jasonB":1efok1lw said:
Alf, a 1.0mm max capacity would be more than enough for you if its for measuring shavings :lol:
1.0mm? What would I want all that capacity for? :-k :lol:

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Hello Freetochat

I have a pair of 6 inch ones. They are very accurate. (I have a one inch and 2 inch and 3 inch standards to compare.) comes with 2 batteries and cost only $16. The 12" ones are about double this price. I don't know if they ship to your side of world or not. :oops: I have used mine a lot and they are holding up well. Here is the link
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=47257

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I have the 150mm one and IMHO it is worth every penny. I know that i can rely on the measurement being correct and in this game that is all that matters.

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I agree with Woody - I use mine all the time. However, I don't think I've ever felt the need for a 300mm one.

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