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Mitutoyo Caliper Glass Missing :(

Discussion in 'METROLOGY - MEASURE, SETUP & FIT' started by expressline99, Jan 2, 2017.

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    So at some point my Mitutoyo caliper glass has disappeared. I know it had come loose and I had set it aside. But apparently the shadow people have taken it. Normally they would return something after I pull my hair out looking for it. (roughly 2 to 3 weeks) But alas I can't find it to re-glue in. So is there any way to get a replacement glass for this thing?

    It's a No. 505-626

    Paul B.
     
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    Mitutoyo has been very good when I've needed to purchase replacement parts. Telephone their Repair Service number (Google search) and tell them what you need. I would buy the Bezel Assy (crystal in the bezel) rather than "re-glue" because I believe they aren't glued in the first place (bezel lip is formed to retain the crystal).

    Mitutoyo has many parts breakdowns available on-line. Just search on your model number on the Mitutoyo site. 505-626 returns zero results. Is that your correct model number?

    Alternatively, you could contact a reputable repair/calibration shop and ask. Your model number shows up on this page from Long Island Indicator.

    http://www.longislandindicator.com/p188.html
     
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    It’s called a crystal. Don’t ask me? I didn’t start to name it. The replacement crystal is a flat round piece of plastic with an angled edge. You will need a special press to install the crystal. You can make the crystal out of plastic sheet material. I have done it many times. And you can make/improvise the press. Or, just send the caliper out for service…Good Luck, Dave.
     
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    I purchased the bezel with crystal for my Mitu 505-675 2 years ago from Long Island Indicator Service. It was somewhere around $22.00 and they shipped quick. The crystal is available separately but requires a crystal press to install so it's better to get the assembly. Great people to deal with.
     
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    It's an oldie and were given to me a few years ago. Not sure on the age but the dial says No. 505-626 . For $22.00 I should do that. I really like these.

    This one says made in Japan, stainless hardened. Are they still made in Japan?
     
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    Interesting they would call a piece of plastic a crystal? You've seen my list of stuff to do... I'm sure so not enough time to try to make a press. I think if I add anymore items to the list my wife will get rid of me.
     
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    Maybe you can find a broken caliper on e-bay and have jeweler that does watch repair swap it out for you. A watch cover is also a crystal and they're similar pieces so that might be where it got its name.
     
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    My Mitu is made in Brazil. It is very high quality, smooth as the Japan made calipers. Many are still made in Japan. My Digital is made in Japan.
     
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    Try this guy, mrtool2010@hotmail.com
    seems to do good work and is affordable. Tom Lipton ,Abom and Keith Rucker are happy with the quality of his work and his prices.
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    I don't know anything about him nor have I done business with him, I only know what tom, Keith Rucker and abom say.
     
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