Precision Digital Vernier Caliper with 3 Year Warranty @ Aldi £8.99
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Precision Digital Vernier Caliper with 3 Year Warranty @ Aldi £8.99

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Found 7th Feb 2014
in store from the 9th.

Precision electronic caliper with big LCD screen for the measurement of internal and external dimensions and depths.

Graduation in 0.01mm and 0.0005 inches
Measuring area: 0-150mm
Auto-off function
LR44 battery included
Metric/imperial switch
5 digit display

Supplied in storage case.

74 Comments

This is quite a good price for a vernier. I bought one a few years ago to use at work but got told off because it wasn't calibrated. Strangely enough it was more accurate than the company verniers. With the three year warranty I vote this hot.

Good price for home use

Bought one of these years ago from Aldi and still going strong. Well worth the price

No idea how I would use one of these, but want one anyway. Hot.

Woah, amazed something so esoteric got this much heat. Generally I think people are voting in their ignorance because it looks cool and hi tech, so naturally heat from me too.

Steve1205

This is quite a good price for a vernier. I bought one a few years ago to … This is quite a good price for a vernier. I bought one a few years ago to use at work but got told off because it wasn't calibrated. Strangely enough it was more accurate than the company verniers. With the three year warranty I vote this hot.



They were quite right about making sure it's on the company calibration system if it's in use in areas affecting the finished product (which can mean virtually all areas). The problem does not necessarily lie with the quality of the equipement but more the accuracy of the calibration carried out by QA and the environment and care taken operating and looking after the gear.

anyways I've bored myself now.

Feeble

Woah, amazed something so esoteric got this much heat. Generally I think … Woah, amazed something so esoteric got this much heat. Generally I think people are voting in their ignorance because it looks cool and hi tech, so naturally heat from me too.



Let's face it, that's the reason most power drills etc. get voted hot on here!

I got one of these a few years ago from Aldi or Lidle and sure I paid around £15 and still going strong ( but I do remove the battery when i have finished using it or it drains the battery) so heat from me!

how accurate do you need for home use? oddly just bought one last week. So not so esoteric!

anonimousse

I got a similar one from Lidl a few years ago, it is a handy item to have … I got a similar one from Lidl a few years ago, it is a handy item to have at home and if you know it's uses. But, I would agree with comments regarding the calibration e.g. it is not that accurate compared to a Mitutoyo in a workshop.


Surely if it had to be that accurate you would be using a mic and not calipers.

Hot! I've been on the lookout for one of these.

Not in terms of brand name, these things are quite cheap on eBay, and free shipping too. This is an example (£6.95, fee shipping): http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DIGITAL-LCD-CALIPER-VERNIER-GAUGE-MICROMETER-6-150mm-/220845458149?pt=UK_Measuring_Tools_Levels&hash=item336b6a42e5

I bought one from eBay a year ago, and it's still working fine up to now. Unbranded though.

Got one of these last time, it's 'reasonably' accurate but it seems to eat batteries. I would certainly remove the batteries when it's not used for a while. Glad it's not something that I use often.
Edited by: "briandead21" 7th Feb 2014

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Also good if you can't find your adjustable.

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W_jelly1

how accurate do you need for home use? oddly just bought one last week. … how accurate do you need for home use? oddly just bought one last week. So not so esoteric!



Surely, if you're buying a set of verniers, you want to be accurate?

People who are purchasing this need to know, its the base of **** where you start measuring.

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pepperlic

People who are purchasing this need to know, its the base of **** where … People who are purchasing this need to know, its the base of **** where you start measuring.



Did you need to measure down to a 100th of a mm to measure yours?

Buy one. Saved me £250 from the old "your discs are worn" scam from a garage doing my MOT... called BS, asked them to show me the issue, whipped this out of the boot and measured them in situ... well within tolerance. Never been back to that garage!

I have one of these, I use it loads in the garage. I don't generally need great accuracy, I just need to know whether a piece of aluminium is 1.5mm thick or 2mm thick, or to confirm that a bolt is M4 and not M5, or to measure the pad thickness on my brake pads. It's so useful that I made a bracket over the workbench to hold it so I didn't have to keep getting it out of it's box. It does keep falling off, which probably doesn't help with its accuracy, but it's good enough. Needs an auto-power-off feature, because it kills the battery if you leave it on. You can get the batteries dirt cheap on ebay, though.

JohnnyUtah

They were quite right about making sure it's on the company calibration … They were quite right about making sure it's on the company calibration system if it's in use in areas affecting the finished product (which can mean virtually all areas). The problem does not necessarily lie with the quality of the equipement but more the accuracy of the calibration carried out by QA and the environment and care taken operating and looking after the gear.anyways I've bored myself now.

and me lol

Based on the quality of other Aldi tools......!

daveo78

Buy one. Saved me £250 from the old "your discs are worn" scam from a … Buy one. Saved me £250 from the old "your discs are worn" scam from a garage doing my MOT... called BS, asked them to show me the issue, whipped this out of the boot and measured them in situ... well within tolerance. Never been back to that garage!



But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would only measure that lip oO

It doesn't have a vernier scale on it so it is not a vernier. It is a caliper with an electronic scale

If you don't mind waiting a few days for delivery you can get them cheaper off ebay. Yes the quality will be just as bad but still accurate enough for most uses.

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Need to set the alarm early for Sunday morning. Aldi tools are generally very good quality, with the odd exception. Canny whack the 3 year warranty when buying anything electrical.

what are some common uses for these things for the DIY'er?

I want one but I don't know if I will ever use it lol.

BACONIZGUD4ME

Did you need to measure down to a 100th of a mm to measure yours?



I'm an aerospace engineer and reading some of the posts above about how accurate these are I think on some people the base of the **** is on the forehead!!! lol

what would one use this for ?

furiousjammin

But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would … But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would only measure that lip oO



You can measure the depth of the lip with the rear end of the "verynear".

cjp68

No idea how I would use one of these, but want one anyway. Hot.



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furiousjammin

But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would … But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would only measure that lip oO



Place a spacer on either side of the disc inside of the lip, take a measurement including the spacers, measure the spacers, deduct the second measurement from the first and you have your answer.

daveo78

Buy one. Saved me £250 from the old "your discs are worn" scam from a … Buy one. Saved me £250 from the old "your discs are worn" scam from a garage doing my MOT... called BS, asked them to show me the issue, whipped this out of the boot and measured them in situ... well within tolerance. Never been back to that garage!



Of course my brakes are worn, I use them when driving, now do you mean hey are "worn out" ? ....a-hole cowboy scammer mechanics, nice call daveo78 bet they loved you for that, did they try & blag it thereafter or did you just tell them to eff off?

furiousjammin

But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would … But you get a "lip" on the edge of your disc after usage and these would only measure that lip oO

they have a recess near the straight edge which allows for you to measure over a burr/mushroomed ends

Have two mitutoyo ones for work (machinist) wouldn't buy this for work but for bits and bobs round the house don't see the problem. Even in work using my digi calipers for serious precision would always resort to a micrometer.

Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or repeatable) but useful to have around

liam1989

Have two mitutoyo ones for work (machinist) wouldn't buy this for work … Have two mitutoyo ones for work (machinist) wouldn't buy this for work but for bits and bobs round the house don't see the problem. Even in work using my digi calipers for serious precision would always resort to a micrometer.



serious precision... meh... send it to me and check it on the legex (mitutoyo CMM) we have

droitwichdosser

Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or … Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or repeatable) but useful to have aroundserious precision... meh... send it to me and check it on the legex (mitutoyo CMM) we have



Is this a 'mines bigger than yours' challenge? :P

droitwichdosser

Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or … Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or repeatable) but useful to have aroundserious precision... meh... send it to me and check it on the legex (mitutoyo CMM) we have



Also have a mitutoyo CMM in work not gonna use that on a 45ft lathe with a 3 metre chuck though are we now ;-)

droitwichdosser

Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or … Nice price for a useful tool, might not be the worlds most accurate (or repeatable) but useful to have aroundserious precision... meh... send it to me and check it on the legex (mitutoyo CMM) we have



That comment was a reply to this one lol sorry pressed wrong comment.

Sounds really good. Not a clue how It works though...

tycoafur

It doesn't have a vernier scale on it so it is not a vernier. It is a … It doesn't have a vernier scale on it so it is not a vernier. It is a caliper with an electronic scale



Just thinking the same thing. Small pic but can't see any vernier scale there.

This would be handy if it holds together. I used to use one sort (Draper?) that had a wheel on the scale as does this one, but the wheel would always end up falling off somewhere.
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