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Old 05-10-2015, 11:44 PM
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Default 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.
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