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Brown & Sharpe 599 Series Dial Caliper, Stainless Steel, Inch, For Depth/Inside/Outside/Step Measurements

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33 customer reviews

Price: $122.57 - $353.00
Product Specifications
Brand Name Brown & Sharpe
System of Measurement Inch
Material Type Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Series Number 599 Series
Specific Uses For Product Depth , Inside , Outside , Step
Tip Description Standard
UNSPSC Code 41111600

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Product Features

  • Precise dial graduations of 0.001", with one revolution equivalent to 0.100"
  • Hardened stainless steel construction for corrosion resistance and long life
  • 1.25" diameter rotating dial has a lock screw to hold the sliding jaw in position, to help ensure consistent measuring
  • Covered rack keeps foreign matter from clogging the gear, to help prevent measurement error
  • Linear accuracy meets DIN 862 standards

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  • ASIN: B009UX50JE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The Brown & Sharpe Dial-Cal dial caliper has a 1.25" diameter rotating dial with a lock, is made of stainless steel, and measures in inches. The covered rack helps prevent measurement error by protecting the gear from foreign matter. Linear accuracy meets Deutsches Institut für Normung (DIN) 862 standards. These calipers are for use in measuring inside dimensions (ID), outside dimensions (OD), depth and step.

The caliper measures 0.100" per revolution of the dial. The lock screw locks the dial and holds the sliding jaw in position. Adjustable zero set allows the user to set zero at a convenient distance. The depth rod is integrated into the rack of the caliper, unlike many calipers that offer a detachable depth rod, or none at all. The hardened stainless steel components, including the bar, measuring surfaces, rack, gears, and depth rod, offer corrosion resistance, increased accuracy, and long life. Spring anti-backlash control offers increased accuracy over standard gear configurations. Backlash is the amount of clearance between mated gear teeth in the caliper controls, which prevents the gear teeth from jamming. It is undesirable to have much backlash due to the lack of precision offered by the increased amount of play between gears. Certain gear designs can minimize or eliminate backlash; spring anti-backlash systems use a spring to add a compressive force, thereby minimizing backlash.

Calipers measure the distance between two opposing sides of an object. They make inside, outside, depth, or step measurements, according to their type. Calipers are commonly used in architecture, metalworking, mechanical engineering, and machining. The simplest calipers have two legs to mark the two points and require a ruler to take the measurement. More complex calipers use two sets of jaws instead of legs and have up to two graduated scales. Vernier, dial, and digital calipers give direct and accurate readings and are functionally identical, having a calibrated scale with a fixed jaw, and another jaw with a movable pointer that slides along the scale. The vernier caliper has a scale sliding parallel to the main scale for an additional, fractional reading to improve measurement precision. The dial caliper has a circular dial with a pointer on a toothed gear rack replacing the second vernier scale. As with the vernier, this second measurement is added to the reading from the main scale to obtain the result. The digital caliper takes a differential by zeroing the display at any point along the slide, with an LCD that displays a single value in English and/or metric units.

Brown & Sharpe manufactures precision measuring equipment and metrology hand tools. The company, founded in 1833, played a key role in setting industrial standards in the United States. Brown & Sharpe was acquired by Hexagon Metrology in 2001 and is headquartered in North Kingstown, RI.


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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By David L. Kline on October 12, 2010
Part Number: 599-579-5Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
You can't go wrong with Brown and Sharpe calipers. I had a previous like instrument that I unfortunately dropped on concrete. I don't recommend this practice because the dial assembly will only absorb a limited amount of impact forces. All jokes aside, I supervised a calibration lab for five years and know first hand that Brown and Sharpe calipers maintain their accuracy over long periods of time.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Joseph A. Robb on March 12, 2013
Part Number: 599-579-5Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
I work as a supervisor at a large CNC shop. Many of my employees use Brown & Sharpe but I have previously been a Starett man until now. One of the other supervisors brought in his Brown & Sharpes from 1979 and they worked like they were brand new. I was sold! I had to get a set of my own. they are smooth And precise. My quality department was very pleased with the fact that they had to make no adjustments on these as they were of such high quality. I would reccomend that every machinist use Brown & Sharpe calipers. Anything else is puting the quality of your finished product at risk. Love them for sure!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Frank on October 29, 2012
Part Number: 599-579-5Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6"
This my second set of B&S calipers (first was stolen) and I love them. They are very acurate and I like the .0005" graduations on the face, but... Where the heck is the wood box?! I know they got bought by TESA but really, a cheap plastic box?
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Russell J. Hanselman on January 31, 2012
Part Number: 599-579-8-5-1Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-8" Verified Purchase
These are the highest quality and most accurate calipers I have owned. I have owned all the major brands also. They seem very sturdy and have very smooth movements. Great!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shooshie on April 11, 2013
Part Number: 599-579-12-5-1Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-12" Verified Purchase
Sometimes short reviews are good. This is the best dial caliper I have ever seen. I own four, and they are all high-quality, but this one is way out in a class of its own. You know immediately when you hold it that you're holding a fine instrument. Swiss made. No "play" in the action. Zeroes every time. Smooth, silky, and accurate. If you want the best, look no farther.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Justin D on August 9, 2012
Part Number: 599-579-5Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
I work in a high end machining shop, with many different brands of calipers on the floor. I can say with certainty that after using a multitude of different brands, Brown & Sharpe had the best "feel" when gaging dimensions. The B & S calipers are also the brand of calipers that seem to last the longest, as all the older machinists still are using their original B & S calipers they got decades ago. Had mine for 2 years now, and it's the most accurate caliper in my plant. Highly recommend.

UPDATE 4-2-15
Had this for over five years now, and they are still extremely accurate (even after a 3 foot drop thanks to one of my trainees...). Action is still extremely smooth, and all my operators use my set when they're having problems with their Mitutoyo or Starrets.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ahiker4u on December 23, 2012
Part Number: 599-579-4Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
Very smooth action, repeatable readings, well built, best reputation on the market make this the best choice for a caliper. This is probably more than you need if you are reloading bullets but it can be your only caliper you will need for a lifetime. My only complaint if anything is I wish the face was dull WHITE instead of a LIGHT GRAY. I guess with my aging eyes lighter colors are more appealing to me but thats only me. I use this primarily indoors so light reflection is not an issue which the gray face may be an advantage. The storage case it comes in is made of very sturdy plastic and outstanding in my opinion. Outstanding caliper and still Swiss made.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Max in PTC on January 21, 2014
Part Number: 599-579-4Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.001"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
This is not the fault of Brown & Sharpe, but the calipers shown on the Amazon web page have a thumb wheel adjustment. The unit I received does not. This is an important feature to me. I am sending them straight back. Having said that these are very nicely made and if they had the thumb wheel in the pictures I would have been quite happy.
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