Vernier forge steel caliper & case £4.99 @ screwfix
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Vernier forge steel caliper & case £4.99 @ screwfix

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Found 9th FebEdited by:"Mysticaltopaz24"
Hardened stainless steel Vernier Caliper with case £4.99 ,free c+c
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Spot of late night shopping tonight @Mysticaltopaz24 ?
Don't need one.. but bought one anyway. Cheers!
3.99 at aldi
UberPark4 h, 45 m ago

3.99 at aldi


Went to Aldi yesterday night and couldn't see any in my local Aldi in Birmingham. Would have noticed as I'm after one of these currently.
This may be Aldi store specific or regional perhaps?
polarbaba56 m ago

Went to Aldi yesterday night and couldn't see any in my local Aldi in …Went to Aldi yesterday night and couldn't see any in my local Aldi in Birmingham. Would have noticed as I'm after one of these currently. This may be Aldi store specific or regional perhaps?


Don't think i`d want to buy a high precision tool from Aldi of all places, just looked on amazon and there are plenty of calipers around same price or cheaper but terribly reviews.

Can anyone confirm if the quality/accuracy of this item is up to the price or was the rrp over inflated.
electronic calipers on sale in Aldi at the moment, 7.99 I think
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andywedge9 h, 12 m ago

Spot of late night shopping tonight @Mysticaltopaz24 ?


Hello Andy,you know what its like.I was looking for just 1 thing- then spotted some more bargains,so thought I would share obviously 💖
Cuddl3s2 h, 17 m ago

Don't think i`d want to buy a high precision tool from Aldi of all places, …Don't think i`d want to buy a high precision tool from Aldi of all places, just looked on amazon and there are plenty of calipers around same price or cheaper but terribly reviews.Can anyone confirm if the quality/accuracy of this item is up to the price or was the rrp over inflated.


Aldi tools are good and this is from Screwfix anyway! Are you one of those people who can only judge quality by the price/RRP - a sure fire recipe for being mugged!

How accurate do you need it to be? Are you building a rival to the Hadron Collider or just a bit of DIY?
Besford10 m ago

Aldi tools are good and this is from Screwfix anyway! Are you one of …Aldi tools are good and this is from Screwfix anyway! Are you one of those people who can only judge quality by the price/RRP - a sure fire recipe for being mugged!How accurate do you need it to be? Are you building a rival to the Hadron Collider or just a bit of DIY?


I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of sellers using dirty tactics to sell more like putting up inflated rrp's to fool buyers. Maybe the caliper's quality is only worth 5 pounds to begin using that trick of putting a high rrp and discounting it they get more sales then something that is of equal quality but priced at 5 pounds to begin with, hence why i`m asking if it's really of good enough quality to justify the price as theres a similar looking caliper made by silverline on amazon for 5.7 pounds.

As for precision this is a high precision tool, so it has to be within less than half a mm out otherwise it's useless for it's purpose.
Cuddl3s51 m ago

I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of …I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of sellers using dirty tactics to sell more like putting up inflated rrp's to fool buyers. Maybe the caliper's quality is only worth 5 pounds to begin using that trick of putting a high rrp and discounting it they get more sales then something that is of equal quality but priced at 5 pounds to begin with, hence why i`m asking if it's really of good enough quality to justify the price as theres a similar looking caliper made by silverline on amazon for 5.7 pounds.As for precision this is a high precision tool, so it has to be within less than half a mm out otherwise it's useless for it's purpose.


Aldi and Screwfix sell decent tools for good value prices though these probably aren't 'best available regardless of price'. If your life depends on it get somethig better, otherwise these are fine and both stores accept returns if you're not happy.
Cuddl3s1 h, 40 m ago

I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of …I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of sellers using dirty tactics to sell more like putting up inflated rrp's to fool buyers. Maybe the caliper's quality is only worth 5 pounds to begin using that trick of putting a high rrp and discounting it they get more sales then something that is of equal quality but priced at 5 pounds to begin with, hence why i`m asking if it's really of good enough quality to justify the price as theres a similar looking caliper made by silverline on amazon for 5.7 pounds.As for precision this is a high precision tool, so it has to be within less than half a mm out otherwise it's useless for it's purpose.



Should be tighter than half a mm.
Cuddl3s5 h, 32 m ago

I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of …I don't judge items by the RRP but i`m very cautious as there are loads of sellers using dirty tactics to sell more like putting up inflated rrp's to fool buyers. Maybe the caliper's quality is only worth 5 pounds to begin using that trick of putting a high rrp and discounting it they get more sales then something that is of equal quality but priced at 5 pounds to begin with, hence why i`m asking if it's really of good enough quality to justify the price as theres a similar looking caliper made by silverline on amazon for 5.7 pounds.As for precision this is a high precision tool, so it has to be within less than half a mm out otherwise it's useless for it's purpose.


0.5mm tolerance is certainly not high precision.

Have you used a Vernier scale before?

If not you might be better off with a digital caliper. Easier to read if you have no experience and 0.01mm resolution and ~0.02mm accuracy.
Even if it's out, it's not going to be anywhere near the 0.5mm tolerance you need.
Edited by: "callum84" 9th Feb
What's it for? Measuring watch case diameter
Well... having collected one of these, Mitutoyo shouldn't be too worried ;-)

Some of the screws needed tightening up (near the depth stick, among others), the surface is rough (with unfinished edges, scratches, tool marks)

Somewhat concerning was the fact that, closed all the way, it read close enough to 0mm (good), but the imperial scale was way off (by around 1/80th of an inch - or about 0.3mm). Unscrewing the inch vernier, I am just about able to correct this (as the adjustment range is limited).

Even more puzzling is the fact that the engraving on the inch vernier is wrong... it should read from 0 to 25/1000 or 0 to 5/200(instead of from 0 to 5/1000)... now it is possible to compensate for it, but it will trip many people ;-)

In short, it is usable (metric is fine, imperial requires some mental calculs and some tuning)... barely OK for the price though! Most people will be better off with a digital version of this given the risk of making reading errors, but not having batteries to deal with has its place
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