Re: Digital Caliper Recommendation


General makes a plastic dial cal that has HO readout. I use Harbor freight digital in the train room and Mitutoya dial cal in the shop. The Harbor freight is inexpensive and good.



J. Stephen Sandifer


From: <> On Behalf Of Jon Miller
Sent: Saturday, October 17, 2020 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [RealSTMFC] Digital Caliper Recommendation


On 10/17/2020 11:22 AM, Gene Semon wrote:

PFM had a dial caliper in plastic & metal versions years ago that measured in in HO scale.

    The only PFM one I have seen (not saying there were not others) was not a dial caliper, was metal, and is going for in excess of $100.

    Low cost metal dial (or digital) calipers can be had at Harbor Freight.  Twenty bucks and if you can get a monthly handout usually 20% off.


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    $6.80, looks to be the same as HF?

Jon Miller
For me time stopped in 1941
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