Just bought a sweet digital caliper.

Discussion in 'Technical' started by DownwardSpiral, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. dial calipers, best calipers I ever used
  2. My yob.
  3. What do you do/why doesn't your employer pay for it?
  4. they're great until a careless co worker drops them and then trips on them.
  5. I fix airplanes and company issued equipment is always misused.
  6. My digital caliper works perfect.
  7. My dad uses these for machining work. Very reliable, accurate, and well made.
  8. super nerdy up in here
  9. Engineer thread.
  10. Good tools should be multi-taskers. What else can you do with a caliper?
  11. You ruin threads, say things that don't make much sense, like the Red Wings. Guess that makes you a pretty good tool.
  12. they're very good at taking peoples eyes out who aren't familiar with them or how they operate. infact I may come to ann arbour to show you.
  13. Whereas you're only good at being an abrasive, whiny twat.
  14. What Vanilla Ice and TSCM said.
  15. Mitutoyo makes some nice measuring equipment, and they know how to charge for it too.

    The digital ones allows fast readings and better precision than the analog calipers, typically +-0.02 mm and an analog one is typically good for +- 0.10 mm. But you have to know how hard to press to get a correct measurement.
  16. Does the screen have a backlight?
  17. False. Analog is more accurate.

    Mitutoyo lists their analog calipers to +- .001 while the digitals are .0025.

  18. In their latest catalog they state ±0.03 mm for the digital ones (the specs says +-0.02 mm for the one I got) and ±0.5 mm for the regular ones. This is for the 150 mm versions.
  19. Which models? Their website states differently.
  20. Are you sure that's not repeatability?

    Edit: Nevermind. You're talking in thou. That makes more sense.
  21. listed as accuracy on the spec sheet.
  22. accuracy =/= precision <A BORDER="0" HREF="http://www.supercars.net/PitLane?displayFAQ=y"><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/cool.gif"></A>

    also amgrulz can try working in a machine shop with a "multi tasking" tape measure
  23. But if you have an accuracy tolerance, youre automatically going to have a built in "worst case" precision.

    Cant have +-.01 precision with a +-.001 accuracy spec.

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