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Digital caliper?
« on: 05.02. 2016 17:32 »
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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #1 on: 05.02. 2016 17:51 »
sorry Greybeard could not get your link to work so here is what I think you linked to. I have a non aldi set already but still interested in answer.

https://www.aldi.co.uk/digital-caliper/p/092870020524000
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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #2 on: 05.02. 2016 18:24 »
Looks very similar to mine, and I couldn't do without it now! All those years that I struggled with a non digital one  :!  *sad2* And I find the zero button save all that maths milarky !

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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #3 on: 05.02. 2016 18:55 »
Would have cost serious money years ago, only really available then to the professional engineer, not saying these are high precision, but great help in keeping our bikes going. Can measure internal and external, and also depth. At Aldi price can,t fail to impress.
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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #4 on: 05.02. 2016 19:10 »
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At Aldi price can,t fail to impress.

true - but I'm on my third ;)
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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #5 on: 05.02. 2016 19:19 »
Certainly good enough to tell you which grind or bore you are at, but probably only precise +/- 0.001" on a good one. In my opinion (often doubted, occasionally wrong), you really should use a micrometer with 0.0001" graduations for precise journal measurments.

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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #6 on: 05.02. 2016 19:38 »
A vernier or digital caliper is one thing and a mike is another.

It's like RichardL said.

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Re: Digital caliper?
« Reply #7 on: 05.02. 2016 21:10 »
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and mike is another.

and I have a one, made by Starrett for BSA and stamped as such
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