H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter - Gold Member ($25)
- Jun 6, 2014
Up until this point I have only had an unbranded dial caliper, for anything "important" I've begged and borrowed tools from some real machinist friends. That being said, I would like to buy a decent caliper to have around the shop and am stuck on what size to go with. 6" calipers are plentiful, and therefore a bit cheaper, but they are limited to... 6" 12" calipers are great, but if I'm measuring something still on a machine, I am afraid their size will become a hindrance. I am leaning towards an 8" model; while it isn't "that much more" it will allow me to measure things in the ~6" OAL range. Anyone have any thoughts?