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    Measuring guages ... a comparitive view

    Thought some of you might find this article interesting .. I have to say I use a cheapo from Clarke, and it has sufficed my needs, but its nice to see a technical opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Thought some of you might find this article interesting .. I have to say I use a cheapo from Clarke, and it has sufficed my needs, but its nice to see a technical opinion


    Shoot me now !! WTF was that Muz with the amount of pressure he was putting on the slider he could get those to read anything he wanted.
    If you have to apply pressure, you do so on the jaw backs, between thumb and finger, so as not to deflect the spine of the vernier
    what a knob!!!!

    I've Mitutoyo and a few others of varying costs ..... have to say they all usually concur ..... I tend to use a mechanical Mitu 99% of the time

    God knows how long that took him to upload ..... and for what, other than to listen to his own monotonous drawl ..... there are some samples out there
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    I have one of those Mitutoyo's, absolute-versio. Since I only buy good tools, did not even consider buying lower grade. When I need to measure things accurately for a good reason inrather seldom cases, the instrument need to deliver. For measuring 1 mm accuracy even the cheapest sh*te might do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    Shoot me now !! Who The F*** was that Muz
    with the amount of pressure he was putting on the slider he could get those to read anything he wanted.
    If you have to apply pressure, you do so on the jaw backs, between thumb and finger, so as not to deflect the spine of the vernier
    what a knob!!!!

    I've Mitutoyo and a few others of varying costs ..... have to say they all usually concur ..... I tend to use a mechanical Mitu 99% of the time

    God knows how long that took him to upload ..... and for what, other than to listen to his own monotonous drawl ..... there are some samples out there
    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Thought some of you might find this article interesting .. I have to say I use a cheapo from Clarke, and it has sufficed my needs, but its nice to see a technical opinion
    Just read that last one of mine again and sorry if it sounded churlish Muz ..... wasn't intended that way .... was a poke at the guy in the vid
    he really was a "sample" .....
    TBH, as said, it's not the way to handle the instrument for precision.
    I've never found a lot wrong with the 'cheaper' units available and having checked a few against datums, wouldn't hesitate to use them ..... the discrepancies he was trying to high light were only half a thousandth of an inch and easily generated/overcome, to suit his purposes, with a bit of judicious thumb pressure

    He also omitted to emphasize the dependency on temperature/temperature fluctuations, for getting accurate readings
    If it's got tracks, wheels, t*ts, or an engine, at some point it's gonna give you trouble!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by v8druid View Post
    Just read that last one of mine again and sorry if it sounded churlish Muz ..... wasn't intended that way .... was a poke at the guy in the vid
    he really was a "sample" .....
    TBH, as said, it's not the way to handle the instrument for precision.
    I've never found a lot wrong with the 'cheaper' units available and having checked a few against datums, wouldn't hesitate to use them ..... the discrepancies he was trying to high light were only half a thousandth of an inch and easily generated/overcome, to suit his purposes, with a bit of judicious thumb pressure

    He also omitted to emphasize the dependency on temperature/temperature fluctuations, for getting accurate readings
    Thats alright fella ..wondered if meybees you stubbed your toe or summat before posting ... Ya i think the issue is splitting hairs ..literally .. but I take your point .. wiping jaws, pressure from where, atmospherics, ambient temps causing metal expansion etc etc, the list goes on .. where do you draw the line and make definitive measurement ?
    Please don't PM me for plant advice.. thanks Post in the forum where I will gladly help, as will many of our contributors.. as the info and responses will help lots of others, which is why we exist

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