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    8" Calipers?

    Hi,

    I went through a few of those, the ones I bought seemed to have a very limited life expectancy or were not made for being kept in a work environment... I like digital, preferably switchable from inches to metric. Inch fractions would be a plus but not essential. Doesn't have to be ultra-precise for what I do. Price should be reasonable... Does anybody have a recommendation?

    Thanks,

    Stefan

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    I know the 6" analog vernier caliper by Mitutoyo, 0.05mm 1/128" scales, very beautifully made, price some €50.

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    I've had these for years with no issues, even though they are plastic: Mitutoyo-700-126-Plastic-Digital-Caliper

    Oh, wait you said 8".

    Used these on a daily basis in the foundry and highly recommend. Not cheap though, but GOOD. Mitutoyo-500-195-20-ABSOLUTE-Accuracy-Resolution

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    That was the brand Travis Wurtz suggested to me, and he's a machinist I'd trust.

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    Look for ones with carbide tips, great for scribing lines I have these http://www.amazon.com/Mitutoyo-505-7...1&sr=1-3-fkmr1


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    Mitutoyo.


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    Dont have this one, but cant beat the cost,
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004HLUEVI/...FEB6YHCR2V6W4B

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    Thanks guys, I guess I will save up for a Mitutoyo then. It's the usual dilemma - I am all for paying extra for quality tools but is it worth 10x the cost of the cheap ones? Since it is my most-used tool, I guess the answer is 'yes' to having at least one of them among the ones I use. I had a few in the $20-40 range but only one of them has survived so far. And for the analog ones I would have to constantly wear my reading glasses which I usually don't do while switching back and forth between tasks.

    Stefan

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    I keep falling for the same thing. Buy a pair of $13 calipers and wait for them to go bad. A buddy of mine said buy the Starrett or one of the good Japanese brands and be happy with them for a long time.

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    Look at these, the 12" on is a great price! http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/tools...e=snapon-store


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