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Offline 1manband

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Re: show yer calipers
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2014, 03:15:00 pm »
the good things i learned: 

-headlight restoration kit will work well on the plastic lens (500 grit; 800 grit; rubbing compound)
-throttle body cleaner is the only thing that dissolved 20 years of crud on the gear strip
-dental pick removes stuck metal shavings which you cannot see, from the gear strip (fixed my return to zero problem).

the bad things:

-the screws will not come out no way - no how on mine, without stripping the heads or breaking the screwdriver.
-the two screws on the top of the caliper, next to the lock, control the tension between the gears.  (one of these screws was loose).
-the throttle body cleaner can and will seep below the lens (dial side) and render it permanently cloudy.

-joe




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Re: show yer calipers
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2014, 12:27:20 am »
Well that sounds like some pretty good tips.
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Re: show yer calipers
« Reply #22 on: April 01, 2017, 08:48:44 pm »
fixed my clouded up lens problem with my old calipers.

can't recommend this fix, but can say it worked for me.

my lens clouded up from brake cleaner a while ago while trying to fix the calipers.

before and after.

i twisted the screwdriver to remove the lens....would not suggest to pry.
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Re: show yer calipers
« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2017, 03:30:10 pm »
This pic of my drill bit gauges are not exactly   calipers but they do measure a fine spec.
The one on the left made in Athol, Mass.,USA  I have owned since the 1970's.
I thought I needed a spare so I bought the one on the right that's made in China.
Well the Chinese one is crap as it's sizing holes don't match my drill bits and my USA one. >:(
On another note I heard Briggs and Stratton are reopening a Tennessee plant.
Go Trump Go!! ;D

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Re: show yer calipers
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2018, 06:08:23 am »
I use a set of mics to measure drill bits .I have a lot of tap drill sizes commented to memory  .Those I don't it's just one thread spacing subtracted from the screw size . Usually close,is close enough depending on what it is .

 

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