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mhlee

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I'm looking to buy a caliper and a magnifier (not a loupe). Can you guys recommend models of each?

For a magnifier, I'd prefer something like a magnifying visor. Thanks.
 

Benuser

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I use a vernier caliper by Mitutoyo, Japan, and a micrometer by Limit, Sweden. Both are great and work very well. Mitutoyo's F&F are exceptional. I use the micrometer to measure the thickness behind the edge.
 

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Optivisor is the standard in the jewelry biz.
 

mr drinky

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If you go on eBay you can usually find a variety of Mitutoyo point micrometers, and if you want one that only measures in metric, they are often cheaper.

k.
 

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I picked up a few cheap 8" calipers on ebay, lost 1/3 pretty quick, have to see how long the other ones hold up. Maybe getting a quality one IS cheaper, but I don't need ultra precision. What I find extremely helpful is if you can switsh from real measures (mm) to awkward measures (inch fractions) :)

Stefan
 
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