Vernier caliper Recommendations

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Intermediate Member
Post Number: 29
Registered: 2-2004

Sunday, December 20, 2009 - 4:07 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Hi All,
I have found that I really need to get a caliper to read measurements of things on the car as I start to put it back together. I would love to get any information on what to stay away from when buying and what to look for that is good. Dial, Digital, 6 or 8", Sears, or one off craigslist? Thanks for any input!

Senior Member
Post Number: 97
Registered: 3-2009

Monday, December 21, 2009 - 6:38 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
You would probably like a digital- Sears would be o.k; I do not personally care much for what Harbor Freight has as it is very cheap and unreliable.
My caliper is a Starrett - made in USA - expensive but accurate. It is metal and analog.

Good luck with reassembly.
Senior Member
Post Number: 102
Registered: 1-2004

Monday, December 21, 2009 - 4:35 pm   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Dale allot depends on how deep your pockets are, I would go with a digital and stay with a good brand name like Starrett, snapon, Mac tool. There is several good brand name available. Might check with a machine shop in your area and see where they get there measuring equipment from. A dial analog caliper is very good also but if your not using it all the time why that is when a digital comes in to play plus allot of the digital read both inches and metric. I would recommend a 8" over a 6" just because it gives you a larger range of measuring. Good luck and Happy Holidays.
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Post Number: 146
Registered: 3-2002

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 8:54 am   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)   
Be careful if you buy a used one. My dad spent weeks hitting pawn shops years ago to find old. A few times he found one he like and the sales peron would be messing with it and over thighten it and ruined it.

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