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Starrett 798 Series Caliper Gauge, Stainless Steel, Inch/Metric, For Depth/Inside/Outside/Step Measurements

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Price: $185.65 - $810.14
Product Specifications
Brand Name Starrett
System of Measurement Inch/Metric
Material Type Stainless Steel
Manufacturer Series Number 798 Series
Specific Uses For Product Depth , Inside , Outside , Step
Tip Description Standard
UNSPSC Code 41111600

The Starrett 798A-12/300 dial caliper measures 0 to 12 inches and 0 to 300 mm with 0.0005&#x20... Read full product description


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0-12" 0.0005" +/-0.001" 798A-12/300 B003YL3A40
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0-12" 0.0005" +/-0.001" 798B-12/300 B003YL3A5E
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0-12" 0.0005" N/A 798B-12/300 W/SLC B003YL3A5Y
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0-6" 0.0005" +/-0.001" 798A-6/150 B003YL3A4A
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0-6" 0.0005" +/-0.001" 798B-6/150 B003YL3A6I
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0-6" 0.0005" N/A 798B-6/150 W/SLC B003YL3A7M
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0-8" 0.0005" +/-0.001" 798A-8/200 B003YL3A4U
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0-8" 0.0005" +/-0.001" 798B-8/200 B003YL3A8Q
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0-8" 0.0005" N/A 798B-8/200 W/SLC B003YL3A90
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Product Features

  • Measures 0 to 12" and 0 to 300 mm with 0.0005" and 0.01 mm accuracy
  • IP 67-certified, to ensure protection against coolant, water, dirt, and dust
  • Easy-to-read LCD with 0.310" high characters
  • Hardened stainless steel bar for corrosion resistance and long life
  • Linear accuracy meets international DIN 862 standards

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  • ASIN: B009UX5Y90
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
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Product Description

The Starrett 798A-12/300 dial caliper measures 0 to 12 inches and 0 to 300 mm with 0.0005” or 0.01 mm accuracy. This easy-to-use measuring tool allows for reliable and accurate readings with the slim, streamlined design and large LCD. This caliper is IP 67-certified, which means that the electronic components are resistant to debris, and are resistant to submersion under standard conditions for up to 30 minutes.

The caliper can be used with one hand through operating the fine adjustment roll with the thumb. A lock screw can hold the slide in position. The hardened stainless steel measuring surfaces offer corrosion resistance and long life, while the heavy-duty bar and slide are a sturdy 3.5 mm thick. Single battery is easy to access, on the front of the plastic casing, next to the LCD. The last measurement position is retained when the caliper is shut off, and it is simple to zero the caliper at any position with the clearly marked zero button. It is simple to zero the caliper at any position with a push of the zero button. Easy-to-read LCD is large, with 0.310” tall characters. The caliper shuts off automatically after 30 minutes of nonuse. Linear accuracy meets the internationally used Deutsches Institut fur Normung 862: Vernier Calipers Requirements and Testing (DIN 862) standards. Induction-type linear encoder system offers high precision in measurements by tracking small movements in position by using a conductor moving through a magnetic field. The outside measuring jaws on this caliper are approximately 2-1/2” (63.5 mm) long, while the inside measuring jaws are approximately 3/4” (19 mm) long.

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, machining, manufacturing, carpentry, and medicine. 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 dial caliper is used also for measuring size differential between two objects. The digital caliper takes the same sort of differential measurements as the dial caliper by zeroing the display at any point along the slide, with an LCD (replacing the dial) that displays a single, easily read value in both English and metric units. Some digital calipers can hold data readings between measurements and send them to data collection devices.

The L. S. Starrett Company was founded in 1880, originally manufacturing bench vises, squares, and other tools. They acquired other companies throughout the years, expanding their services into making precision measurement instruments and tools, such as calipers, micrometers, saw blades, and gauges. Starrett is headquartered in Athol, Massachusetts and has manufacturing facilities in Brazil, the United Kingdom, China, and other locations.

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  • CR 2032 3V battery
  • Fitted plastic case

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RickM46 on January 26, 2012
Part Number: 798A-6/150Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
Starrett showed up today right on time with 2 day shipping.
Product was brand new, came in a red hard plastic case containing molded foam to protect and hold it in place. Instructions were included and easy to understand. The product turned on and worked right out of the box. Holds zero well; very smooth operation using the position wheel. Caliper itself seems to be made out of heavy stainless steel machined very smooth and precise - no slop. Electronic unit moves smoothly and there is no play in its movement on the stem. Graduations on the stem of the caliper are very small but readable.
Before I purchased the Starrett from Amazon ($139), I visited Harbor Freight and saw what a low end unit looked like - only about $15. Not a good comparison but my idea is when you buy a tool, you will not regret spending more for quality and reliability. The unit's label states that it is assembled in the US. No regrets here!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Roy Ames on January 7, 2013
I love these. They turn themselves off after while and turn back on as soon as I slide them open. (I have a standard 8 inch digital Mitutoyo at work. They don't turn themselves off and they don't turn themselves on. So they do both things wrong.) The Mitutoyo battery door also fell off and got lost, while this one screws on tight. This Starrett model seems a little sturdier overall. It slides perfectly with no play. I HATE cheap tools, but there is nothing about these that I don't like.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By ceejay on April 16, 2011
Part Number: 798A-6/150Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
Ok so I have worked in a Machine shop now for roughly 2 years and we have mostly always used Mitutoyo calipers myself included however my buddy just got a really nice pair of these Starrett's except he got his with SPC output which for me is useless because I'll never use it. These are the one of the best calipers on the market right now that I have ever used and I honestly believe them to be slightly better than Mitutoyo's for obvious reasons of always zero'ing out when closing the jaw sometime mitutoyo's don't always do that. In my personal experience I would choose the Starrett's over the Mitutoyo anyday of the week not saying Mitutoyo doesn't make a good caliper because they sell good products as well but Starrett's are made in the USA and Mitutoyo's are made in Japan/China tell me which you would preffer? GET THESE CALIPERS YOU WILL NOT REGRET YOUR PURCHASE!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John T., Banning, CA. on January 8, 2013
Part Number: 798A-6/150Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
I'm vry happy with this digital caliper. I reviewed the specs and comments on about ten different brand calipers and chose this one based on the 5-star reviews. I concur with the other reviewers of this caliper - excellent!! Solid build, no slop in movement, able to re-baseline the counter if looking for a "delta" measurement. This one is a keeper and well worth the higher price. You pay the money to get the quality and you can trust the measurements.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By BS on January 9, 2012
Part Number: 798A-8/200Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-8" Verified Purchase
GREAT quality calipers. I use these everyday at work and i cannot complain. Nice smooth movement in the opening/closing motion of the jaws with no play/slack at all in either direction. Easy to switch between units and easy to read both digital readout and slide. Best of all its made in the USA (at least from what i can gather as this is what the inspection certificate says).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Pitts on September 26, 2011
Part Number: 798A-6/150Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
I've wanted a good caliper for some time now, and finally took the plunge on this Starrett product. Again, my experience with Starrett products weighed heavily in the purchase decision. If you want a solid product, with a great track record of solid use and durability, choose Starrett.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By charles giallanza on February 24, 2013
Part Number: 798A-6/150Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-6" Verified Purchase
Through the years,you always had to get the job done.At times,unexpectedly the device that you were using would suddenly break.As the years past,I would try to acquire better equipment .I first used A Starrett Micrometer,calipers, and other pieces of test equipment . My experiences showed me that Starrett was the most dependable brand at the end of the day.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By canoer79 on December 12, 2012
Part Number: 798A-8/200Measurement Accuracy: +/-0.001"Resolution: 0.0005"Range: 0-8" Verified Purchase
As usual Starrett makes a precision piece of equipment. Auto on and off. Always knows it's position so no resetting the zero each time. Just grab it and go. Turns on as soon as you slide it. As accurate as calipers really can be. Good value. This was the best price I found. Also Ip 65 so they are water and some chemical resistant.
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