At 08:58 AM 11/14/2006 -0800, Randall wrote:
> > I would assume anything from Starrett, but that's probably the upper
> > limit of the price range.
>Way too much for my pocketbook ! I just buy cheap dial indicators, then throw
>them away when something goes wrong. That way I can keep one at the
>one at the workbench, and one in the roll-away, etc.
Yeah, what Randall and others said. I've been doing amateur machine work
for ten or fifteen years and I have a good Mitutoyo 0-1" mike I almost
never use, and a number of Harbor Freight/Enco digital calipers I use all
the time. One by the lathe, one on the reloading bench, a spare somewhere
else. I have used dial type calipers and they are pretty fragile and can
get junk in the rack; I have had some pretty expensive ones crap out on
me. I have a couple of Chinese dial calipers that still work fine,
although my eyes prefer digital. I've also had good luck with cheap $12 HF
dial indicators; the trick is to take care of them, don't drop them or beat
them up and store them properly, but if you do bust one you're out next to