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Offline brokenbudget

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Re: show yer calipers
« on: April 20, 2013, 05:45:48 am »
the mitutoyo calipers are some good stuff. good solid feel.
cut: i've have some friends that went out and bought the cheap stuff from places like tsc store, canadian tire and even princess auto (like your harbor freight, but better ;D) and even the "good" name brand 'pro-point' can't get a caliper right. i guess i'm just spoiled :) i don't like the feel of a caliper that you can take the slide and move it in the slot any amount. my mitutoyo is almost 40 years old, was used on one of my dads daily jobs alot before i stole it from him and it's still as solid as the day it was new. other than the dial glass (yeah it's actualy glass) being a little scuffed, it's in good shape. i wanted to buy a new mitu, but for what it's going to be used for, i couldn't justify $100 plus. the fowlers feel good, nice and solid. not filimsy. i hate flimsy feeling tools. esspecialy a "precission' measurment tool.
besides that. i'll be bringing the printed copy of my order to work on monday to show the tool ordering guy and my super to show them how much 'ottawa fastener center' is gouging us for tools.
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