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Need to upgrade my calipers #7141378
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Looking to buy a nice either digital or dial caliper and toss the one made in china... what's everyone using ?


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Re: Need to upgrade my calipers [Re: daniel1381] #7141400
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Starrett American Made dial



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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Starrett American Made dial


Same For about 30 years.

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Starrett digital and don't look back.


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Re: Need to upgrade my calipers [Re: daniel1381] #7141469
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I don't trust digital to hold zero, after seeing more than one lose zero. Judd said "I'm an old soul".



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Re: Need to upgrade my calipers [Re: FiremanJG] #7141486
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Which model are you running


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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I don't trust digital to hold zero, after seeing more than one lose zero. Judd said "I'm an old soul".


The Starrett digital holds zero fine.


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Re: Need to upgrade my calipers [Re: daniel1381] #7141496
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Mitutoyo solar is what I have and I love them. JG was not a fan but I have no idea what he's talking about when he says it doesn't hold zero?

And I never have to mess with batteries. Now, for cheap the Pittsburgh brand from Harbor Freight is pretty good. It's consistent with my Mitutoyo.

Starrett is good as is Brown & Sharpe.


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Re: Need to upgrade my calipers [Re: daniel1381] #7141517
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I too am looking at quality calipers and have read that a lot of the new Starretts are not what they once were, take that for what you paid for it. Seems the B&S and Mitutoyo are favored now.

Re: Need to upgrade my calipers [Re: Judd] #7141530
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Originally Posted By: Judd
Mitutoyo solar is what I have and I love them. JG was not a fan but I have no idea what he's talking about when he says it doesn't hold zero?

And I never have to mess with batteries. Now, for cheap the Pittsburgh brand from Harbor Freight is pretty good. It's consistent with my Mitutoyo.

Starrett is good as is Brown & Sharpe.


Yours lost zero the day I used them.

Mine are Starrett EDP 64514. I got them from a friend. No telling how old they are. DO NOT drop you calipers on concrete, it is very bad for them.



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They don't lose zero you just can't put different pressure on them rofl


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Originally Posted By: Judd
They don't lose zero you just can't put different pressure on them rofl


You know the "hardware" I'm used to. You've seen my 240 pound anvil and collection of hammers.



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I donít trust digital. You canít go wrong with Starrett or Mitutoyo dials. Iíve been carrying the same Mitutoyo dial calipers in my truck for 17 years. The case is busted but the calipers still work great. I like the mitutoyo OD Mics and the Starrett ID mics. Calipers, either will work. I think any dial caliper will work for you If itís just sitting on a reloading bench and not being carried, as long as it returns to zero every time.

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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
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They don't lose zero you just can't put different pressure on them rofl


You know the "hardware" I'm used to. You've seen my 240 pound anvil and collection of hammers.


Good point, one of the only guys I know that could screw up an anvil too wink


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Picked up a Starrett EDP 64514

Thx for the help guys


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They don't lose zero you just can't put different pressure on them rofl


You know the "hardware" I'm used to. You've seen my 240 pound anvil and collection of hammers.


Good point, one of the only guys I know that could screw up an anvil too wink


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Picked up a Starrett EDP 64514

Thx for the help guys


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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I don't trust digital to hold zero, after seeing more than one lose zero. Judd said "I'm an old soul".


I refuse to Alexa or siri or whatever because I'm worried about who could listen is. No more digital. Haven't yall seen the documentary Futurama. Mom implanted chips in all electronics to take over the world in a robot revolt.

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