POWERFIX Digital Calliper or Angle Finder ..£8.99 per individual item (instore) LIDL
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POWERFIX Digital Calliper or Angle Finder ..£8.99 per individual item (instore) LIDL

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Found 18th Aug 2014
Put both of these on together mainly because the picture is of 2x units, though these are priced individually.

Just hope this doesn't end up in the "mysterious deals moderation queue"...cos that is peeing me right off (mods)

For anyone messing around in a loft or similar as I do fixing up PIR foil /foam / foil insulation, for instance angles & thickness is everything to make multiple cuts with the minimum of checks to fit. (when crawling along a "great escape tunnel" low loft being able to accomodate ledges, or slightly wavering wooden beam thicknesses etc can send you nuts!

A micrometer also saves you looking a berk when trying to ask for a certain screw type / general thingummyjig in a variety of diy or general maintainence scenarios.

Digital Calliper
- Records inside, outside and depth measurements
- Measurement range up to (mm): 150
- Battery included
Digital Angle Finder
- Measures from 0° - 360° in 0.1° increments
- With a large LCD display
- Length open approx. (cm): 40
- Battery included

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These will be fine for DIY stuff but not reliable enough for the professional but that's obvious, I suppose, when considering the cost. Heat added.

Bargain at this price for the angle finder. Used one of these before and great for skirting or any tricky mitre. Going to get one tom. Thanks.

Thanks, I'll see if I can get the angle finder. It would be very useful for setting the blade angle on a circular or mitre saw, the degree markings are not always very accurate.

great price

I use the digital calliper, perfect for finding odd pipe sizes when plumbing.

Not Mitutoyo but what I like about these is they came with a 3V lithium button-cell battery instead of the usual 1.5v Silver Oxide "SR44", well they did last time they had them.

The lithium, which in my opinion are much better& last longer. Also on most cheap calipers the "Off" button only turns the display off & not the actual instrument therefore continually flattening the battery, if these are the same as last time the "Off" does turn all off.
Can be checked by switching on & noting display reading, turn off & move to different position & turn on again if reading has changed then it only turned display off, if the reading stayed the same then all was turned off which helps conserve battery.

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themorgatron

I use the digital calliper, perfect for finding odd pipe sizes when … I use the digital calliper, perfect for finding odd pipe sizes when plumbing.



Yeah, I agree, these are the sorts of items I wish i'd been taught how to use in a practical lesson at school, fat chance, will have my kid measuring a few bits & pieces out to make sure she's clued up, when you can use them, you find uses for them.

..i'm a horrible father ..she'll be sorting a few screws out for me today in order to get it seared into her 10yr old brain "diy skills are her punishment duty" ..which she tends to enjoy ..after the hard work, i'll start her on some unopened packs of screws so she has confidence in her readings..

..then maybe she'll sort my drill bits out ...oO

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Grumpy1

Not Mitutoyo but what I like about these is they came with a 3V lithium … Not Mitutoyo but what I like about these is they came with a 3V lithium button-cell battery instead of the usual 1.5v Silver Oxide "SR44", well they did last time they had them.The lithium, which in my opinion are much better& last longer. Also on most cheap calipers the "Off" button only turns the display off & not the actual instrument therefore continually flattening the battery, if these are the same as last time the "Off" does turn all off. Can be checked by switching on & noting display reading, turn off & move to different position & turn on again if reading has changed then it only turned display off, if the reading stayed the same then all was turned off which helps conserve battery.



Yes these come with a maxell lithium button battery, ..annoyingly only the caliper comes in a plastic hardcase.
the digital angle finder doesn't, just the cardboard outer, & instructions, which is a shame,will have to knock something up for that.

It's a good price but eBay sell it for 5.99 with an extra 3v li ion cell battery ( so 2 batts ) with the hard case as well. Will post deal later tonight


Hmm also does anyone have a guide on how I can get the most out of these calipers... They're very useful but I'm sure someone knows how to make the most of this ( and not just common sense measurements)

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The scottish jew in me is gnashing teeth at the thought of cheaper deals! ..fairplay to you, a co2032 batt is a couple of pence when it boils down to it, & probably lost by the time you come to need it tbh. (in my experience at least).

trojanh

It's a good price but eBay sell it for 5.99 with an extra 3v li ion cell … It's a good price but eBay sell it for 5.99 with an extra 3v li ion cell battery ( so 2 batts ) with the hard case as well. Will post deal later tonight :)Hmm also does anyone have a guide on how I can get the most out of these calipers... They're very useful but I'm sure someone knows how to make the most of this ( and not just common sense measurements)

Link please

steviecross

Link please



http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digital-vernier-caliper-stainless-steel-5-99-inc-hard-case-1980851


there you go pal. but remember it took like 20 seconds of ebaying to find it again, theres a few resellers selling for £5.99!

trojanh

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/digital-vernier-caliper-stainless-steel-5-99-inc-hard-case-1980851there you go pal. but remember it took like 20 seconds of ebaying to find it again, theres a few resellers selling for £5.99!

Thanks

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Wow, mine is going back! (keeping the other piece of kit though.
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