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Workzone Digital Caliper £7.99 @ Aldi

£7.99 @ ALDI
Good value stainless steel digital caliper with 3 year warranty. Features Super big screen LCD display Graduation in 0.01mm Metric/inch switch button Measuring area: 0-150mm Automatic off func… Read More
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Good value stainless steel digital caliper with 3 year warranty.

Features
Super big screen LCD display
Graduation in 0.01mm
Metric/inch switch button
Measuring area: 0-150mm
Automatic off function - timer function (5 min)
Measuring accuracy: according to DIN 862
2 x LR44 batteries included.
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#1
Is din862 a German standard?

Edited By: trott3r on Jan 26, 2017 13:51
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These are actually not bad.

Bought one for the house last time. When new read within 0.05mm of my calibrated Mitutoyo which I paid 20x more for.

Not found any use for it at home yet but handy to have all the same.
1 Like #3
ordered, thanks op.
the drill bit set they are selling on same day looks a decent buy for anyone wanting a reasonable, cheap, comprehensive range of bits.

Edited By: shadey12 on Jan 26, 2017 15:35: add
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trott3r
Is din862 a German standard?
http://www.f-m-s.dk/DIN862.pdf

The most internationally widely used caliper standard (DIN 862 Vernier calipers; requirements, testing)
gives the following requirements (all in mm) for caliper measurement accuracy (see table in link).


Edited By: FatalSaviour on Jan 26, 2017 14:38
1 Like #5
Thanks OP this will be handy.
#6
I used to have these attached to my shoes.. They're very accurate.
#7
I've had a an Aldi Workzone caliper for years. The quality is great. Mine says "Made in Austria". Very happy with it.
#8
got myself a cheapo Chinese one a while back, surprisingly useful!
1 Like #9
Either a mitutoyo or ebay cheapie for me xD
#10
I'm not making a judgement - you get what you pay for - but YouTube threw this video into my recommendations a couple of days ago. It's not exactly riveting but it shows how much more accurate more expensive callipers are.

That said, I have cheap callipers because I only need them for low tolerance purposes. Also, mine turn themselves on when they move about in the case so I often found the battery was flat and I recently had to dismantle them to repair the pretty flimsy battery connector.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpGUOTVBZ3c
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flamesong
I'm not making a judgement - you get what you pay for - but YouTube threw this video into my recommendations a couple of days ago. It's not exactly riveting but it shows how much more accurate more expensive callipers are.
That said, I have cheap callipers because I only need them for low tolerance purposes. Also, mine turn themselves on when they move about in the case so I often found the battery was flat and I recently had to dismantle them to repair the pretty flimsy battery connector.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpGUOTVBZ3c

"you get what you pay for"

Oh no, that very misleading phrase again! Why look on a 'deals' site if it means everything is poor?

Edited By: Besford on Jan 27, 2017 11:06
#12
Besford
Oh no, that very misleading phrase again! Why look on a 'deals' site if it means everything is poor?
Pretty odd response given that my statement was a qualification of the fact that I wasn't making a judgement. I have one of these myself and I am happy with it but if you work in a field which requires strict tolerance, you will need to pay more. Watch the (pretty badly made) video and you will see that all the 'professional' callipers are bang on whilst the cheaper one struggles even to be as accurate to 1/1000th inch.
#13
flamesong
Besford
Oh no, that very misleading phrase again! Why look on a 'deals' site if it means everything is poor?
Pretty odd response given that my statement was a qualification of the fact that I wasn't making a judgement. I have one of these myself and I am happy with it but if you work in a field which requires strict tolerance, you will need to pay more. Watch the (pretty badly made) video and you will see that all the 'professional' callipers are bang on whilst the cheaper one struggles even to be as accurate to 1/1000th inch.

I think you're missing the point - it's that awful phrase which is misleading. I'm happy to believe your experience re accuracy.
#14
What are these used for? Do I need one? X)
#15
flamesong
Besford
Oh no, that very misleading phrase again! Why look on a 'deals' site if it means everything is poor?
Pretty odd response given that my statement was a qualification of the fact that I wasn't making a judgement. I have one of these myself and I am happy with it but if you work in a field which requires strict tolerance, you will need to pay more. Watch the (pretty badly made) video and you will see that all the 'professional' callipers are bang on whilst the cheaper one struggles even to be as accurate to 1/1000th inch.
I couldnt watch the full video, was putting me to sleep but loomed like the Mitutoyo was reading consistantly bang on.

The cheap caliper was consistantly plus a thou so 0.025mm.

Even mitutoyo have an accuracy on 150mm digital calipers of 1 thou or 0.02mm.

I wouldnt be using them if I was working to such a tight tolerance and who would.

Expecting a digital caliper of any sort with absolutely no error is a big ask.

For £7.99 they are actually pretty accurate although they dont normally stay that way as long as a mitutoyo or starret.


Edited By: callum84 on Jan 27, 2017 13:21: .
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Loubou
What are these used for? Do I need one? X)
If you need to measure parts to 0.1mm accuracy, they are useful. If not, you do not need one.

Mine was last used for some plumbing, since plastic overflow piping can be had in 21.5 & 22mm diameters. Knowing which I have helps to identify the correct fittings.
#17
Bought one a few years ago, probably used it about 4 times since for simple DIY stuff, worth having at that price even if it is not used very regularly
#18
jaizan
Loubou
What are these used for? Do I need one? X)
If you need to measure parts to 0.1mm accuracy, they are useful. If not, you do not need one.

Mine was last used for some plumbing, since plastic overflow piping can be had in 21.5 & 22mm diameters. Knowing which I have helps to identify the correct fittings.


Thank you for your reply. ;)

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