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Alan Girvan15/10/2018 20:15:57
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I have a 1-2 inch depth gauge but I need a zero to 1 inch. I have searched Moor and Wrights website and ebay but cannot find anybody selling these. Cannot find the rods on any of the sights that I have searched through. The rod measures 3.12mm / 123 thousands of inch (diameter). Does anybody know where these can be obtained.

Any info is great appreaciated, Many thanks, Alan

Chris Evans 615/10/2018 20:30:51
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I have several depth micrometers and over the last 50 years have only once bought a replacement rod. This was for a Starrett make, the price bears no relation to what you get. I suggest you will be better off buying a new depth mic. Look out for offers with the likes of MSC.

Mike Poole15/10/2018 21:28:48
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Would you consider making a rod from a piece of 1/8” silver steel? The only problem is to make the end square and flat, I thought about drilling a hole in a block and lapping the end but whether this would make a serious metrology tool I don’t know, but it might be ok if the odd tenth is not critical.


Nick Hughes15/10/2018 21:32:36
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Bowers Group now own the Moor and Wright brand.

look at page 10 on the link below


Don't know if they will deal direct, or if there's a minimum order.

JasonB16/10/2018 06:51:53
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Just check the diameter of the ones in the link, the only depth gauges they now sell have thicker rods than yours.

Machine-DRO16/10/2018 11:23:14
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Good Morning Alan Girvan,

We are a authorised stockist and dealer of Bowers Metrology, which includes Moore and Wright spare parts, if you need any pricing/availability on any spare parts feel free to contact me.

We also stock and sell a range of 0-1” depth gauges, Please see link below to our website.


We are attending the Midlands Model Engineering exhibition this week, if you are also in attendance then we can bring units along for you to have a look at, we need to know by 10am tomorrow so we can get onto the van.

If you require any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me at or 01992 450780.


Kind Regards


Alice Coles

Edited By Machine-DRO on 16/10/2018 11:27:48

Edited By Machine-DRO on 16/10/2018 11:28:21

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