Workzone Digital Caliper £7.99 @ Aldi (from 7th Feb) - HotUKDeals
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*INSTORE FROM THE SUNDAY 7th FEBRUARY*

Really good price for a set of digital calipers.
These come in really handy for so many jobs around the home or if you have a son or daughter planning to study mechanical engineering at college then these would be a highly recommended purchase.

*Graduation in 0.01mm and 0.0005"
*Measuring area of 0-150mm
*Auto off function
*LR44 battery included
*3 year warranty
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1 Like #1
Thats why it says "similar"
The similar one also has its own case so not subject to external wear and tear when in storage
Also being carbon fibre its lighter
Bought a couple last year and no probs
Up to you if you want to unnecessarily shell out more for yours as well as have to travel to the store (link on mine has free postage too)





Edited By: buckmr2 on Feb 01, 2016 20:13
#2
A good price but what is a digital vernier caliper?
#3
Steve1205
A good price but what is a digital vernier caliper?
***The Digital Caliper (sometimes incorrectly called the Digital Vernier Caliper) is a precision instrument that can be used to measure internal and external distances extremely accurately. The example shown below is a digital caliper as the distances/measurements, are read from a LCD display.***
1 Like #4
I've never really understood how it is possible to have a digital vernier calliper; a vernier scale is distinctly analogue.
#5
By the way, I have one of these; quite precise and reasonably accurate but has a tendency to switch itself on in the box and drain the battery.
#6
These are rubbish I got one last time and it's forever losing its calibration when you try to measure stuff making it useless - put some more cash in and get one you can actually use!
1 Like #7
I got one for about £3 from ebay. very accurate and always works fine.
5 Likes #8
One of these would be very useful in determining whether something is a Letter or a Large Letter.
#9
Good for rough DIY measurements only. YOu could not use these on the shop floor
4 Likes #10
james-young
Good for rough DIY measurements only. YOu could not use these on the shop floor

I would hope anyone doing accurate measurements for a living isn't buying their equipment at the high street anyway.
#11
flamesong
I've never really understood how it is possible to have a digital vernier calliper; a vernier scale is distinctly analogue.
It has both.
1 Like #12
any good price for Mitutoyo Caliper? :D
#13
Anyone know the annual calibration cost for this?
1 Like #14
SugarRay
Not really comparable as that one is carbon fibre. For wear and tear the stainless steel ones are much more resilient.
Wear and tear? Um, it's not a spanner, what on earth do you use yours for?
1 Like #15
james-young
Good for rough DIY measurements only. YOu could not use these on the shop floor
Silly statement. Plenty of shop floor work is done using a ruler! Depends on the precision required.
1 Like #16
buckmr2
Thats why it says "similar"
The similar one also has its own case so not subject to external wear and tear when in storage
Also being carbon fibre its lighter
Bought a couple last year and no probs
Up to you if you want to unnecessarily shell out more for yours as well as have to travel to the store (link on mine has free postage too)
This one also has a case - look at the picture!
1 Like #17
Lorian
flamesong
I've never really understood how it is possible to have a digital vernier calliper; a vernier scale is distinctly analogue.
It has both.

Do you know what a vernier scale is?

I am yet to see a digital calliper which has a vernier scale. Besides, it would be rather redundant on something which has ostensibly about ten times the accuracy of a true vernier calliper.

I think that the manufacturers of these digital scales adopted the term vernier without actually knowing what it means.

For the record, this is an explanation how a vernier scale works:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernier_scale

And this is what one looks like:

http://www.webassign.net/labsgraceperiod/ncsulcpmech2/appendices/appendixD/images/figure1.png
#18
bordonman
SugarRay
Not really comparable as that one is carbon fibre. For wear and tear the stainless steel ones are much more resilient.
Wear and tear? Um, it's not a spanner, what on earth do you use yours for?

I can see what the op is saying as buckmr2 was suggesting a "plastic" caliper as an alternative. Can you really say that would be as durable (or accurate) in everyday operations as a steel one?
#19
I previously bought one of these from Aldi, but I don't know whether it was this particular make. I found it to be highly in accurate as the slider movement was not always captured unless you pressed very hard on it.
Very useful tool though if you get a good one.
#20
Khairul
One of these would be very useful in determining whether something is a Letter or a Large Letter.

You could, but better to use the right tool for the job:
http://www.defendapack.co.uk/img406.jpg
#21
If you have one of these, use an SR44 not an LR44 battery. It costs slightly more, but lasts a LOT longer.
#22
I've got one of these. Well worth the cash. I often check its accuracy to a set of slip guages at work. Never more than 0.04 mm away.
#23
Khairul
One of these would be very useful in determining whether something is a Letter or a Large Letter.
Agreed, but I'm stuck on what the other 'so many jobs around the house' might be.

Anyway however carefully I measure and weigh stuff to post the lovely lady at the post office always reckons I'm wrong and somehow manages to charge more.
#24
As long as you don't mind getting an inferior product, sent from China, which will take a number of weeks, and if the item is damaged in transit or faulty you will have hassles trying to refund or exchange it, as opposed to going into an Aldi store.
#25
Lorian
flamesong
I've never really understood how it is possible to have a digital vernier calliper; a vernier scale is distinctly analogue.
It has both.

I have yet to see a digital caliper with a vernier scale but these will save a lot of time if you use them on the shop floor.
#26
sossige
buckmr2
Thats why it says "similar"The similar one also has its own case so not subject to external wear and tear when in storageAlso being carbon fibre its lighterBought a couple last year and no probsUp to you if you want to unnecessarily shell out more for yours as well as have to travel to the store (link on mine has free postage too)
This one also has a case - look at the picture!
As do mine for about half the price :D
#27
clemf
As long as you don't mind getting an inferior product, sent from China, which will take a number of weeks, and if the item is damaged in transit or faulty you will have hassles trying to refund or exchange it, as opposed to going into an Aldi store.
That was just from having a quick look without even trying.
#28
Steve1205
Lorian
flamesong
I've never really understood how it is possible to have a digital vernier calliper; a vernier scale is distinctly analogue.
It has both.
I have yet to see a digital caliper with a vernier scale but these will save a lot of time if you use them on the shop floor.
Nor me. (Unless they've changed the design, given how quickly it drains the battery and how easily it turns itself on in the case, it might be a useful fallback it it did.
#29
buckmr2
sossige
buckmr2
Thats why it says "similar"The similar one also has its own case so not subject to external wear and tear when in storageAlso being carbon fibre its lighterBought a couple last year and no probsUp to you if you want to unnecessarily shell out more for yours as well as have to travel to the store (link on mine has free postage too)
This one also has a case - look at the picture!
As do mine for about half the price :D

not stainless steel though are they?

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