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Old 04-29-2019, 02:19 AM
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oh and three are the same sn and two are different and from each.
That pretty much proves they are counterfeits.

just in case,
Be sure to line all 5 up and take a good picture/s of the serial numbers all 5 together.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:57 AM
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originally I think Igaging started out for wood workers and people adapted the scales on metal cutting machines.

just a note.
not too long ago I noticed more of the import digital tools also some from HF have a two place decimal, that is not going to work for machining.

So double check how many decimal places before you purchase any digital items from anyone.
?? Example Please in case I'm not understanding.
or do you mean like 02.000
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:00 AM
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?? Example Please in case I'm not understanding.
or do you mean like 02.000
Yes

on the In inch mode you want 3 places
2.000
A resolution of 0.001
or better some may also display a 5 just after the 3 places for plus +.0005

In the mm metric you want 2 places min
25.41mm 2 places
A resolution of 0.01mm


I say minimum that would be for Calipers I have a Mitutoyo Electronic Digital micrometer that has a 4 place dec. with that +5 digit

Just noticed my plastic Calipers has a 3 place dec. for inch mode and 1 place in the mm mode so best to check both modes.

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Mitutoyo this is what I spotted MitutDgD ?



Reality is quality items keep the standard and the price, no real deals found. With computers and CNC machining the amount of knock offs available have seriously increased .

Shopping for a Jet variable speed grinder, see prices 489 - 600 or so. Looking around and @ Ebay. I have come to this conclusion.

The place I intend to buy from, will be a MFG direct ship. Most of the rest have the smell of a refurb product. Other then buying direct from Jet, the prices are in the mid range.

This will guarantee that a warranty, or registered documentation, will be legit and honored if needed.

Yeah I wish prices were lower, and i wish there was a Santa Clause. Spending all my time looking for same, takes up time that is better put to use.

For me anyway..

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Old 05-01-2019, 02:40 PM
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Mitutoyo this is what I spotted MitutDgD ?



Reality is quality items keep the standard and the price, no real deals found. With computers and CNC machining the amount of knock offs available have seriously increased .

Shopping for a Jet variable speed grinder, see prices 489 - 600 or so. Looking around and @ Ebay. I have come to this conclusion.

The place I intend to buy from, will be a MFG direct ship. Most of the rest have the smell of a refurb product. Other then buying direct from Jet, the prices are in the mid range.

This will guarantee that a warranty, or registered documentation, will be legit and honored if needed.

Yeah I wish prices were lower, and i wish there was a Santa Clause. Spending all my time looking for same, takes up time that is better put to use.

For me anyway..

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Yeah, I get it now! when it comes to some things you find cheap. you don't always get what you pay for even when it's cheap.
But I still like cheap but now I'm learning there are those things that just can not be bought cheap! Although I did get a caliper for cheap that seems to be better than most cheap ones.
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Default So this one is cheap but fair for what it is

So I still like to buy cheaply as possible and sometimes it ok.
I picked this Digital caliper up it's prolly better made than the HF and has Inch metric and fractions comes with battery installed and two extras... so might be a battery eater don't know yet.
I think the total cost was 11.00 with shipping and was here within days was some sort of new promotion price.

Anyway, most will say it has no use for machining but it's not what I picked this one up for I have a lot of drill bits that have slipped in the chuck for one reason or another and can not read the letter or number info! so I figured most of the bits are in, fractions and can use it to find and replace the fractional bit in their rightful spots in the box.

Sorry about the blurry pics I'm still not accustomed to using this new camera yet.
at least not without the photo booth and the lighting and am don't want to go out in the rain to shop for better natural lighting and sugar melts when wet...

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I have a set of calipers at work that I think were about $40 cost. Private label by Hercules seal products. It does inch in decimal and fractions, and metric. When in the fraction mode, it tends to really confuse me because it rounds to nearest 64th, and my mind usually only works in 16ths quickly. But in decimals my minds works much faster, and could sort drills quicker that way and looking at a decimal chart.

But, it is what you get used to using, and then speed will come.


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I have a set of calipers at work that I think were about $40 cost. Private label by Hercules seal products. It does inch in decimal and fractions, and metric. When in the fraction mode, it tends to really confuse me because it rounds to nearest 64th, and my mind usually only works in 16ths quickly. But in decimals my minds works much faster, and could sort drills quicker that way and looking at a decimal chart.

But, it is what you get used to using, and then speed will come.


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I figured for the price it was cheap enough I don't care if the wife and kids go to use it for their jewelry making craft stuff... but mainly got it to sort the drill bits faster for me I think it will be generally faster but may not, haven't tried it out yet to compare to readable bits to compare it to if not the wife can have it for her crafts and won't be bothering me to go out and get any of the Mitutoyo's... by the way still have not arrived yet.
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I try to only use dial calipers
I have some don't know the brand but are from trade school tool kit they give you when starting trade school but the kid did not finish schooling there and gave them to me years ago still look new and in the original box, just can't see good enough to read them... was going to order the Vernier caliper but decided not to cause if I can't read a dial caliper what's the point...

Just thought about that because there is no dial to get screwed up no batteries of LCD to go bad and from what I'm told are more accurate than dial or digital but that just what I'm told but I've had smoke blown up my ass before too so.
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