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General Tools & Instruments 1433 Fraction Plus Digital Fractional Caliper, Carbon Fiber, 3-Inch

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3-Inch
  • Three mode digital display includes inches fractions and metric
  • Accuracy plus or minus 0.004-Inch which is plus or minus 0.1-Millimeter
  • Resolution 0.0005-Inch
  • Convenient auto on and off feature
  • Convenient pocket clip
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Product Description

Size: 3-Inch

Product Description

The General Tools 3in. Digital Fractional Caliper is a carbon fiber caliper that brings you 3 universal systems of measurement, making it an equally practical choice for both professional and do-it-yourselfer projects. High-contrast digital display easily switches between inches, millimeters and fractions, with guaranteed accuracy to 0.001in. Plus, the lightweight, nonmarring carbon fiber construction delivers accurate readings of inside, outside and step measurements. This 3in caliper fits conveniently into your pocket for working in the field. Measures: 3, Case Included: Yes, Single, Pair, or Set: Single, Capacity: 3, Display Type: Digital, Jaw Size (in.): 3, Length (in.): 5 1/2, Material: Carbon fiber composite, Caliper Type: Digital, fractional, metric, Range (in.(mm)): 76

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Light weight non-marring carbon fiber construction fractional plus 3-Inch digital fractional caliper with 3 mode digital display including inches, metric and fractions featuring pocket clip and convenient auto off feature suitable for the hobbyist and technician.

Product Information

Size: 3-Inch
Technical Details
Part Number 1433
Item Weight6.2 pounds
Product Dimensions2 x 4.8 x 10.9 inches
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Item model number1433
Size3-Inch
Item Package Quantity1
Included ComponentsLR44 Battery
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Warranty Description90-Day parts and workmanship
  
Additional Information
ASINB002RHP7SE
Best Sellers Rank #37,673 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableOctober 19, 2009
  
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Warranty, Parts: Parts
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3.3 out of 5 stars

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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By C. W. Sayre on March 3, 2011
Size: 3-Inch Verified Purchase
The first one of these General Tools 1433 Fraction Plus Digital calipers I ordered was defective: I would move the jaws a few fractions of an inch and the display would ping back and forth all over the place, up to and beyond 66 inches and back!

Amazon, as always, was great, and I had no problem in returning it for a second GENERAL TOOLS 1433 caliper. However, the new one had the EXACT same problem!

Being a production engineer myself, this tells me that my two defective units are probably but a small sampling of a much, much bigger batch of defective GENERAL 1433 calipers. It also tells me that GENERAL's Chinese manufacturer has pretty much invested zero dollars in testing and QC for this product...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Brook on September 29, 2010
Size: 3-Inch
This little caliper is quite nice, and I like the functionality of it. As another review stated, it does not have a lock, which might be an issue for some people depending on what they need the caliper for. For myself the lock isn't needed, but the lack of one is something to consider when buying.

My primary complaint on this device is the faux display that they have over the readout screen. This common practice in marketing is essentially a thin plastic adhesive that is put over the display which has numbers on it to give the customer an idea of what the readout looks like.
This is usually quite nice, but the one on this little caliper left an obscene amount of heavy adhesive on the readout, and was a bear to peel off in one piece. As it is, I will still need to soak the readout surface in Goo Gone or something similar to get it completely clean. Unfortunately, because of how this caliper works, it's not going to be as simple as just spraying the stuff on, letting it sit, and then wiping it off, as you don't want the adhesive remover getting between the parts or into the battery compartment.

I guess overall the caliper is ok if you don't mind taking the extra 15 to 30 minutes to clean the screen off (adhesive remover often requires the cleaner to sit for a period of time for effectiveness), but the manufacturer clearly failed completely when it comes to choosing the right material for the job.

Hopefully they will change this in the near future.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By PilotGuy on June 25, 2011
Size: 3-Inch
I just received my little General UltraTech 1433 3" digital/fractional/metric caliper. I was very excited as it was my first fractional caliper, as well as the fact that 95% of the parts I measure are less than 3" in dimension. My excitement very rapidly turned to frustration, anger, and disappointment, for the following reasons:

1. The heat-sealed package was very difficult to open, requiring multiple careful slits with a razor blade knife.

2. The user manual was cut into several parts as a result of #1 above.

3. The user manual was sealed into the plastic display case near the top right side, making it impossible to remove intact, even if you didn't cut it while opening the package.

4. The user manual was penetrated clear through with the hole in the package (for hanging it on a display rack at a store).

Items 1-4 above are annoying, but can be dealt with, after all, who needs the user manual on a simple caliper? Disappointing, but not a show stopper. The real shot in the head, the things that killed this in it's tracks were:

5. Like other reviewers have noted, the vinyl sticker that has a simulated display on it had the most gummy, aggressive adhesive on it I have seen in a long while. The glue was so strong the label itself was delaminated when removing it. What a terrible, sticky mess. General Tools said back in September that they were going to change it to a static label, but perhaps they didn't do it, or my caliper was old stock.

6. Upon initial power-up my caliper flashed all sorts of numbers and gibberish. It will tell you that the dimension is 78.45" when it's open 0.3". Re-zeroing or cycling the power or switching from imperial to metric to fractional doesn't help the situation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By James G. Owen on December 20, 2011
Size: 3-Inch
Tue 12/20/2011 2:45 pm. Some of the negatives in the reviews are definitely true; I had to use goo-gone to get the stupid display sticker off. However, this caliper has at least one "feature" others lack: it appears to actually power-off. Other digital calipers maintain battery drain even when they're off, so they can "remember" what the caliper is reading, so even if it auto-powers off or you turn it off, it'll have the "correct" reading; at least that's the way the other digital caliper *I* own works. This one apparently *doesn't do that*: if you turn it off when it's got a reading, it'll be zero when you turn it back on. This might be bad, depending on what you want, but what *I* want is to return to the thing after long intervals, and not have the display blinking at me demanding I replace the battery! ... Obviously, I don't use these things very often.....
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By George Chenarides on September 28, 2010
Size: 3-Inch Verified Purchase
This is such a handy tool that is something I highly recommend to anyone to put in their tool box. I am always having to convert from Millimeters to fractional inches, or decimal equivalents for instruction sheets. Having this caliper saves me a lot time time by not having to constantly refer to charts. The low price makes it a "must have" tool for anyone. They also have a 12" model but I like this because of it's convenient size.
If I had a negative it would only be that there is no lock on it once you have sized something so it doesn't accidentally change.
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