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DIY Digital Caliper 150mm Fiber Carbon Digital Caliper Vernier Gauge Micrometer Tool 6" Electronic LCD Display UK £3.99 Amazon sold by AIMTools Ltd.
DIY Digital Caliper 150mm Fiber Carbon Digital Caliper Vernier Gauge Micrometer Tool 6" Electronic LCD Display UK £3.99 Amazon sold by AIMTools Ltd.

DIY Digital Caliper 150mm Fiber Carbon Digital Caliper Vernier Gauge Micrometer Tool 6" Electronic LCD Display UK £3.99 Amazon sold by AIMTools Ltd.

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DIY Digital Caliper 150mm Fiber Carbon Digital Caliper Vernier Gauge Micrometer Tool 6" Electronic LCD Display
Digital Caliper Vernier Gauge Micrometer Tool
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Bought a similar one yesterday posted on here, it was the same size and came with a hard case. Inc delivery it was a £1, might be worth checking?
This seems a good deal though, nice find. Thanks.
Edited by: "Holeinone" 21st Aug 2016

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Holeinone

Bought a similar one yesterday posted on here, it was the same size and … Bought a similar one yesterday posted on here, it was the same size and came with a hard case. Inc delivery it was a £1, might be worth checking?This seems a good deal though, nice find. Thanks.


yes saw that one but it got deleted because it was not from amazon uk,and that one is not on amazon now
Edited by: "mmachine" 21st Aug 2016

mmachine

yes saw that one but it got deleted because it was not from amazon uk


Ah yeah, just looked, never clocked that. Thanks for that.

There appears to be two sellers of this on Amazon for £3.77 with free P&P (at least the pictures look the same).

Thanks OP, always wanted one of these for many years, but never got round to buying one as they used to be very expensive, but for this price i ordered one right away, I can't imagine the accuracy and quality being up to much for that price, but then again if you want high accuracy you have to be prepared to pay much more than £3.99. thanks!

Thanks OP, been fancying one of these for a while too.

Holeinone

Bought a similar one yesterday posted on here, it was the same size and … Bought a similar one yesterday posted on here, it was the same size and came with a hard case. Inc delivery it was a £1, might be worth checking?This seems a good deal though, nice find. Thanks.



​can you pm me the link of that please?

These are black plastic ( well they call it a fibre, but not metal) these are the most important areas, the jaws, that should be rigid and dead flat to well within .001" and stay that way for years without damaging
The only real reason to buy these would be to roughly check something you do not wish to damage, like something highly polished and prone to marking super easy.
I / We use these things all day long. Trust me, just pay another £4 or £5 and get metal ones, not plastic ones.
I've put some £9 / £10 models thru official UKAS calibration and amazingly they passed. For the sake of a fiver I'd not waste money on plastic ones.
Edited by: "Oinky" 21st Aug 2016

fr3dy77_sp33d

​can you pm me the link of that please?



Personally I'd prefer one where the calipers are steel (it seems) and a case is nice
This one is about £6.85, but if you look at the marketplace sellers, there are some which are £1 or under delivered!
From China. Revues are very mixed!
Caveat Emptor
amazon.co.uk/gp/…4C/
Edited by: "jasee" 21st Aug 2016

jasee

Personally I'd prefer one where the calipers are steel (it seems) and a … Personally I'd prefer one where the calipers are steel (it seems) and a case is nice :)This one is about £6.85, but if you look at the marketplace sellers, there are some which are £1 or under delivered!From China. Revues are very mixed!Caveat Emptor ;)https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B007K7F04C/


It is probably the same one for a quid, I think I paid about £7 as well and am quite happy with mine. The digital part isn't accurate but more than does the job to the mm when checking things.

GoNz017

It is probably the same one for a quid, I think I paid about £7 as well … It is probably the same one for a quid, I think I paid about £7 as well and am quite happy with mine. The digital part isn't accurate but more than does the job to the mm when checking things.


Is it steel or stainless steel? If you've got a magnet, stainless steel usually isn't magnetic

haggisheid

Thanks OP, always wanted one of these for many years, but never got round … Thanks OP, always wanted one of these for many years, but never got round to buying one as they used to be very expensive, but for this price i ordered one right away, I can't imagine the accuracy and quality being up to much for that price, but then again if you want high accuracy you have to be prepared to pay much more than £3.99. thanks!



They'll be upto British standards. You'll just have issues if you ever drop it compared to the mitutoyo ones.

lAmGod

They'll be upto British standards. You'll just have issues if you ever … They'll be upto British standards. You'll just have issues if you ever drop it compared to the mitutoyo ones.




They dont need to be anywhere near BS887 (standard for calipers)... but they should be within manufacturers spec, which i doubt you will get hold of

And on a side note, there is nothing vernier about them, they are digital calipers and no "vernier" scale in sight

jasee

Is it steel or stainless steel? If you've got a magnet, stainless steel … Is it steel or stainless steel? If you've got a magnet, stainless steel usually isn't magnetic


It is magnetic and shows no sign of rust, at this time I do not doubt it is stainless steel as it is probably ferritic stainless steel. I don't fancy wetting it to see if it rusts though

Buying these is a bit of a minefield as the reviews can vary for products that look identical.

I bought one with metal jaws from a UK eBay seller- LM Electrical- for £7.99 delivered. It works perfectly.

ebay.co.uk/itm…2cb

Thing that bugs is that there are no brand names. If I produced these and they were good quality I'd want my brand on them. If they were a bit crap, I wouldn't want my brand name on them.

Muig1972

Buying these is a bit of a minefield as the reviews can vary for products … Buying these is a bit of a minefield as the reviews can vary for products that look identical.I bought one with metal jaws from a UK eBay seller- LM Electrical- for £7.99 delivered. It works perfectly.http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Inch-LCD-Stainless-Steel-Digital-Caliper-Extra-Battery-and-Case-/311041618635?hash=item486b8672cb



Have you calibrated it against something?

Meathotukdeals

Thing that bugs is that there are no brand names. If I produced these and … Thing that bugs is that there are no brand names. If I produced these and they were good quality I'd want my brand on them. If they were a bit crap, I wouldn't want my brand name on them.



That's not how it works in the real world often.
You can set up a factory to make millions at super low proces and actually pretty good quality, but you would never be able to make money that way on your own, so hundreds of other companies buy them from you and sell them on. Some hik the price even higher and brand them, others just put on profit and sell them on.

Oinky

These are black plastic ( well they call it a fibre, but not metal) these … These are black plastic ( well they call it a fibre, but not metal) these are the most important areas, the jaws, that should be rigid and dead flat to well within .001" and stay that way for years without damagingThe only real reason to buy these would be to roughly check something you do not wish to damage, like something highly polished and prone to marking super easy.I / We use these things all day long. Trust me, just pay another £4 or £5 and get metal ones, not plastic ones.I've put some £9 / £10 models thru official UKAS calibration and amazingly they passed. For the sake of a fiver I'd not waste money on plastic ones.



​They build planes out of plastic nowadays, they call it fibre, but it's not metal.

Keep one in the bedside table, great for measuring things.

Meathotukdeals

Have you calibrated it against something?



Yeah, I mainly bought it for measuring bicycle parts- I tested it out on a few things and it gave the readings it was supposed to. Also, repeated measures of the same item are consistent. I just dug it out and tested it just now and it consistently measures the thickness of my credit card as 0.78mm

I spent ages researching digital calipers and eventually came to the conclusion that unless you're a designer or an engineer, you can probably get away with a cheapo.

whooooosh ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Hondo

whooooosh ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



You think so?

Muig1972

Yeah, I mainly bought it for measuring bicycle parts- I tested it out on … Yeah, I mainly bought it for measuring bicycle parts- I tested it out on a few things and it gave the readings it was supposed to. Also, repeated measures of the same item are consistent. I just dug it out and tested it just now and it consistently measures the thickness of my credit card as 0.78mmI spent ages researching digital calipers and eventually came to the conclusion that unless you're a designer or an engineer, you can probably get away with a cheapo.



Thanks but what did you test it against (apart from CCard)? I was thinking more feeler gauge and equaling micrometer measurements.

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Meathotukdeals

Thing that bugs is that there are no brand names. If I produced these and … Thing that bugs is that there are no brand names. If I produced these and they were good quality I'd want my brand on them. If they were a bit crap, I wouldn't want my brand name on them.


what do you expect for under £4, i suppose it depends on what you want it to measure, if you want it to be feeler gauge or micrometer type accurate then i suggest you buy something a lot more expensive

Edited by: "mmachine" 21st Aug 2016

mmachine

what do you expect for under £4, i suppose it depends on what you want it … what do you expect for under £4, i suppose it depends on what you want it to measure, if you want it to be feeler gauge or micrometer type accurate then i suggest you buy something a lot more expensive



I'm talking about the one posted by the guy I'm asking.

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Meathotukdeals

I'm talking about the one posted by the guy I'm asking.


ok sorry

£10 for steel ones from Thurday at Lidl.

benjai

Keep one in the bedside table, great for measuring things.


Not very usefull as only measures up to 6".

Meathotukdeals

Thanks but what did you test it against (apart from CCard)? I was … Thanks but what did you test it against (apart from CCard)? I was thinking more feeler gauge and equaling micrometer measurements.



I generally only measure bike parts, so I don't need much better than 0.5mm accuracy. I don't have either of the gadgets you mentioned to compare it with, however I've just used it to measure the diameter of some coins.

My 2p coin measures exactly the diameter the Royal Mint says it should be, and for the other coins I tried the measurements are out by no more than 0.02mm

NB. For people skimming through the thread, I'm referring to the steel-jawed calipers I linked to in a previous post.
Edited by: "Muig1972" 22nd Aug 2016

On Amazon Reviewers are given a discount so all reviews should be taken with a pinch of salt.

fr3dy77_sp33d

​can you pm me the link of that please?


Sorry pal, I've only just caught up with the post's, would you still like the link?
I send my sincerest apologies.

xigent

Or this for £1.50 … Or this for £1.50 deliveredhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/LUJII150mm-ELECTRONIC-DIGITAL-CALIPERS-VERNIER/dp/B007K7F04C/ref=pd_sim_sbs_60_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F9N78DE9T7523CAB7NH3


That particular item is £6.58! there are marketplace sellers there selling for under £1 , as I said in my previous post ages ago

jasee

That particular item is £6.58! there are marketplace sellers there … That particular item is £6.58! there are marketplace sellers there selling for under £1 , as I said in my previous post ages ago



When posted the price was £1.50

Muig1972

I generally only measure bike parts, so I don't need much better than … I generally only measure bike parts, so I don't need much better than 0.5mm accuracy. I don't have either of the gadgets you mentioned to compare it with, however I've just used it to measure the diameter of some coins.My 2p coin measures exactly the diameter the Royal Mint says it should be, and for the other coins I tried the measurements are out by no more than 0.02mm



Thanks much appreciated :thumbs up:


HerWorseHalf

£10 for steel ones from Thurday at Lidl.



Good spot

lidl.co.uk/en/…548

Can't find the manual on their site.

morrig

Not very usefull as only measures up to 6".



Calipers are typically used for measuring thickness/girth as opposed to length so 6" is just about enough.

Meathotukdeals

Good … Good spothttp://www.lidl.co.uk/en/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=36548Can't find the manual on their site.



If it's of interest, I've been using a pair for 3-4 years (could never really justify the cost of the likes of M&W or Mitutoyo) and they seem to be a slight cut above most of the cheap ones. I've checked mine with a feeler gauge and they are within half a thou (0.0005") and also against my micrometer measuring bearing races and they are within .01mm.
Of course there's no guarantee they're still using the same manufacturer, but they look identical to the ones shown.
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