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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:31 pm 
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I got a free manual set with practical classics I seem to recall as part of a subs deal,

http://www.technologystudent.com/equip1/vernier3.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 9:35 pm 
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Apologies but this has just triggered a long lost memory from my engineering apprentice days. What were those little books of conversion and thread tables called?


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:45 pm 
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Not always. The Aldi ones are pretty durable.


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:50 pm 
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I have the Aldi ones too and they are around 5 years old, work fine, just replacement batteries required.
Seem accurate to me, certainly much more accurate than I'd be able to see with my old eyes reading off a scale.


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:43 pm 
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After trying several time to get a measurement on a Saracen seat tube our engineer decided that
Saracen probably didn't have anything THAT accurate when they built it :-)


:lol: very true, the digital calipers are VERY accurate, don't forget the thickness of the paint/powdercoat either :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:54 pm 
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Also have some Aldi ones. They seem pretty accurate and durable.


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:07 am 
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Can't remember if mine are the Aldi ones or Lidl, made of stainless steel,digital and mm or inches.
Perfectly good for occasional home use.


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:34 pm 
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These days I've gone back to mechanical verniers, for about 10 years I used to have digital verniers but I found the batteries only last about 3 years and always dies at the most inconvenient time possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:36 pm 
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The History Man wrote:
The History Man wrote:
Apologies but this has just triggered a long lost memory from my engineering apprentice days. What were those little books of conversion and thread tables called?


ZEUS :facepalm: getting old

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I agree,cheap digital verniers are never to be trusted.I suppose Im just an old school engineer but a secondhand Mitutoyo caliper can be got for 20-30 quid and the only way it gives a false reading is the person misreading it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vernier calipers
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Mechanical verniers for me, Decent steel ones with a dial gauge, measure to 0.02mm which I think is probably close enough!


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