Re: "Machinist Tools For Modeling, Part 1 - Hand Tools" Clinic ar rent NERPM
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Absolutely with you, Denny. When I was working for the US Navy as a machinist, we were not allowed
to have digital calipers in our tool boxes. Every measuring tool we used had to be traceable back to the
Bureau of Standards. Our calibration people had no way to connect software to any official standard.
Vernier calipers were OK. Mechanical dial calipers were allowed to check the size of a drill bit, not a
finished piece. Nothing digital at all.
That said, now I'm retired, I have a pair of digitals for such things as checking rail size or styrene strip.
On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 1:01 PM Denny Anspach <danspachmd@...> wrote:
Jack Burgess hit it on the head when he points out that you get what you pay for: the Harbor Freight and similar are commodity grade or less calipers and if one is into disposable instruments, these can certainly be useful.