Re: [CR] calipers

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 19:30:22 -0500
From: Brent Davis <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] calipers

For bicycles you only need to spend a small amount of money as there are no critical measurement that need to be accurate to greater then .001" $20 will buy the tool you need and have in your box for the rest of your life.

Learning what tool to use and when to use it is paramount to being mechanically proficient. Vernier calipers have their place and are somewhat useful on bicycles but their limitations preclude them to either the wood shop of or an extremely experienced professional. A dial caliper is far more accurate and better suited to occasional use and long term storage. Digital would be best used more often and considered less accurate then a good dial calaper unless you are willing to steap up and pay hundreds for an good acurate digital caliper. You see comparing a $40 dial caliper to a digital is a mis match in accuracy.

To really get precise throw out the calipers and get a mic.

-- Brent Davis north shore of Boston

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