Digital Calliper at Lidl with 3 year warranty. - £8.99
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Digital Calliper at Lidl with 3 year warranty. - £8.99

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Found 13th Mar 2014
Powerfix Digital Calliper with 3 year warranty. Comes complete with battery and plastic storage case.

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Decent price. Wish I had a lidl nearby.

i found loads in my local wilko marked down to 4.99 for digital and manual one for 2.99

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ichayan

i found loads in my local wilko marked down to 4.99 for digital and … i found loads in my local wilko marked down to 4.99 for digital and manual one for 2.99http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digital-vernier-calipers-4-99-was-7-50-wilkinsons-1841054



Yep good price. It all depends where in the country you are located, the nearest Wilkinson is over 135 miles from me. Always found Lidl's tools to be good value for money and no problems with returns if there is an issue.

Somehow i just cant trust digital calipers, will stick to analog ones, maybe its just my age of 32

I wonder if these are like the other cheap verniers were the battery goes flat even when switched off?

Good for measuring girth...

Confused_Cheese

Good for measuring girth...



These are only accurate to 2 decimal places.

They're really cheaply made; don't have a smooth action (maybe a touch of grease needed).

Great value, had mine for years. Stock up on the batteries though (ebay) - it still uses battery when switched off.

About time i upgraded my **** measurments to digital

Confused_Cheese

Good for measuring girth...



No, this cannot measure your girth, only width.
To measure your girth you will require a 2cm piece of string, pair of scissors and a ruler with millimeters

ewanyengi

No, this cannot measure your girth, only width.To measure your girth you … No, this cannot measure your girth, only width.To measure your girth you will require a 2cm piece of string, pair of scissors and a ruler with millimeters


Nice dig but girth = Pi * width.

tonikeys

I wonder if these are like the other cheap verniers were the battery goes … I wonder if these are like the other cheap verniers were the battery goes flat even when switched off?



Got one from lidl for 4 or 5 years now and never had to change battery.

mnemon81

Somehow i just cant trust digital calipers, will stick to analog ones, … Somehow i just cant trust digital calipers, will stick to analog ones, maybe its just my age of 32

I have worked for Companys supplying components to Toyota etc and we used digital measuring equipment, admittedly better quality than these. these are pretty much usable by anyone unlike analogue stuff where you had to read the markings on the scale. Good buy, picked one up the other day for a colleague.

marek13

Got one from lidl for 4 or 5 years now and never had to change battery.



Hmm mine must be older than that, I was about to post "perhaps I should buy a new one"... then I remembered the batteries are pennies each!

Glad they fixed the power drain issue though

tonikeys

I wonder if these are like the other cheap verniers were the battery goes … I wonder if these are like the other cheap verniers were the battery goes flat even when switched off?



dennis123123

Great value, had mine for years. Stock up on the batteries though (ebay) … Great value, had mine for years. Stock up on the batteries though (ebay) - it still uses battery when switched off.



Didn't notice your post before mine! We seem to have had the same experience with these - was yours from Lidl/aldi at least 6 or 7 years ago?

these are good but very easy to zero at the beginning. if you close it up and press zero and put any pressure they can go slightly into the minus

something an analogue wont do but this is being very pickie

maybe not for close tolerance machinist's work, but for the diy'er everyone should have one.....
so simple to get quick accurate measurements including depth of slots/holes etc internal measurements etc.

only thing I'd say is they have become cheaper construction over the years, so the (not supposed to be) edges can be very sharp and rough, my older cheapo set were better quality but without a tardis, the last lot I saw of these were still a bargain if you did and don't have any...

ditto the above ref easy to zero though...

mnemon81

Somehow i just cant trust digital calipers, will stick to analog ones, … Somehow i just cant trust digital calipers, will stick to analog ones, maybe its just my age of 32

These are ok for weekend use but they are of little use in a work place, my boss buys a dozen or so each year to comply with our ISO audit They are totally useless if your hands are even slightly damp , many do not work properly in the first place and invariably end up in the bin within weeks. I am not wanting to start a debate about their merits (or lack of) but would like to inform anyone who may be considering buying these for students, apprentice etc. that they are not suitable for most engineering workshops. Much better to buy a analog one, I use mine all day and it is over 30 years old.
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