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Pete.16/01/2021 17:04:06
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Andrew T, I bought a sylvac digital caliper from Allendale just before Christmas while on sale for £55, I read somewhere they have a lifetime warranty and are Swiss made, might be worth a look if you're in the market for some digital calipers, they claim to have extremely long battery life also, I am very impressed with the quality, for £55 delivered, absolute bargain.

As far as the vernier height gauge, Shardlow might be worth a look, they have a rack and pinion adjust mechanism, so you can adjust it one handed without holding the base, must have cost a fortune new, they turn up on ebay in their box with the bits for £50-£70ish now and then, it's far superior to the mitutoyo one it replaced.

Vernier height gauge

Steviegtr16/01/2021 20:21:00
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These are 2 Mitutoyo 500mm 20" that i picked up cheap. One of each. But i could not say which i would choose if buying new. Although the left one would cost an arm & leg.

Steve.

 

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Martin Kyte16/01/2021 21:53:51
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I was given a vernier hight guage some years ago when our workshop went digital. At 18" it's a little large for my surface plate but I would not change it for a digital just to acquire the ability to zero set. I does take a little longer to set by vernier than glancing at a readout but then it's not called on for use that often so what the heck.

regards Martin

duncan webster16/01/2021 22:55:38
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Posted by Pete. on 16/01/2021 17:04:06:

Andrew T, I bought a sylvac digital caliper .........., I read somewhere they have a lifetime warranty and are Swiss made, ...

Anyone know if that's for real? I've got one which is probably 20+ years old which has expired, if it has a lifetime guarantee I might contact them. Of course as it's dead its guarantee might have died with it!

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