Re: A brief guide to measuring tools -DON'T buy HF calipers
Good thoughts and excellent write-up. Good on ya', as our Aussie friends would say, beginner01 for going to the trouble of writing all that up and of illustrating a bunch of good photos.
I never would have thought of the inaccuracy of a $12.00 caliper. But then I don't do precise engine interior work.
I will say, though, that I've found my Harbor Freight calipers to be accurate enough to measure, say, the diameter of a seat post. So they're not completely useless.
But I'll keep it in mind if I ever start to do more precise work.