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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
A great buy – Digital 150mm Caliper Reviews

posted by EM745 on 07/24/2007

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Great accuracy and repeatability. Any (very minor) fluctuations are to be expected given the scale involved... Even slight temperature variations can alter measurements due to expansion/contraction. Build quality and tolerances are VERY impressive for this price point. Looks and feels (and functions) way more expensive than it is. The hard plastic case it comes in is of equally impresive quality.
Cons:
None, really... except maybe that the battery cover doesn't seem to "catch" the display body all that much. Friction (from the battery being propped up by the '+' spring) seems to be the only thing holding it there. The hold is certainly adequate, but a little too easy to remove, IMO. There's also no cable included for the small data port (the cover covering THAT is easily lost if you're not careful).
Other:
There are several versions of these low-cost digital calipers floating around, and this is arguably the best one. Many versions have the smaller LCD display. This one seems to be the larger display version (like mine).
Bottomline:
IMO, spending WAY more for a "quality" brand name caliper would be pointless.

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