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RAPHAEL VAL GOLEZ 111/07/2018 18:30:03
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Hi gents, just wondering if anybody can tell me what this tool is and what does it do. My friend gave this to me long time ago and I was tidying things up when I found this on one of my storage box. I remember him telling me its a centre jig but did not pay much attention during that time. I don't know where he got it from, he told me I might make use of it someday. I tried doing my research starting with the brand which is Mitutoyo which I know have been doing precision measuring instruments and more but nothing came up. I then noticed it looks similar to a bench centre which measures concentricity of an object but its a puzzle with the adjustable angles. Maybe its a part of a machine? Inputs from expert here is much appreciated. Maybe I will use it as a nice paper weight. Thanks in advance.

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Edited By RAPHAEL VAL GOLEZ 1 on 11/07/2018 18:41:07

Michael Gilligan11/07/2018 18:48:22
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That very useful tiltable version seems to be no-longer listed by Mitutoyo

... but it appears that at least one other example exists: **LINK**

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mitutoyo-bench-center-/223036209337

MichaelG.

RAPHAEL VAL GOLEZ 111/07/2018 18:55:53
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Thanks for the link Michael. So its a bench centre after all. How do you intend to use the tilt mechanism?

Michael Gilligan11/07/2018 20:30:56
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The standard 'fixed' style is useful, in conjunction with an indicator, for checking the concentricity and diameter of cylindrical components, but becomes tedious to use on conical items.

Tilt these centres to the appropriate angle and the job becomes easy.

MichaelG

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