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Mike Hurley25/03/2022 09:56:14
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Not familiar with that specific brand Stephen, but suffice to say that i own several (a mix of imp & metric - some 'inherited' ) of differing makes - American - Chinese - European etc and value. To be honest they all work fine and I wouldn't stress too much, just buy what you can afford from a reputable supplier and you'll be OK.

I don't hold much to 'brands' these days as there is so much badge engineering going on now you never know who makes what in reality.

regards, Mike

Hopper25/03/2022 10:24:58
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Yes I agree with what Mike Hurley says. Lot of the cheaper stuff these days is quite serviceable for home shop use. I have a ridiculous blatant imitation Mitutoyo DTI and mini magnetic stand with single-knob locking (hydrualic) that cost about $20 delivered. Ridiculous. But it has given at least 5 years of good service so far. All I use it for is truing in the lathe or checking things for straight and parallel etc mounted on a scriber block on my plate glass "surface plate" and occasionally truing motorcycle crankshafts.

When you think of it, China is full of factories full of machinery working day and night that all need to be set up with dial indicators so they can't be using total junk to do all that work with. They would never get it done. Might not be as good as a Starrett Last Word or Verdict or Swiss Interapid in a professional setting, but they get the job done.

Edited By Hopper on 25/03/2022 10:26:19

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