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Old 05-10-2015, 08:09 PM
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Default Re: A brief guide to measuring tools -DON'T buy HF calipers

I'm sure glad I'm not the only one who has had poor luck with cheap tools. I have a digital caliper from (insert discount tool store). I have never had it measure the same twice in a row. A couple of days ago I picked it up and measured something I knew to be about 2" diameter. Nope, not according to that tool. It said it was 1.47".
Give me a break. I don't need a tool to tell me the difference betwen 1 and a half inches and two.

I used my other caliper, a nice stainless steel NDH. It measured exactly 2".

Thanks Beginner01 for reinforcing what I've been telling these guys for a while.

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