|Item Weight||9.6 ounces|
|Package Dimensions||9.7 x 3.7 x 1.2 inches|
|Item model number||CP8806-T|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
Carrera Precision CP8806-T 6-Inch Stainless Steel Digital LCD Caliper Micrometer
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This is an essential tool for accurate measurement with stainless steel casing and frame. Craftsmen using digital calipers find that their work gets done more quickly and to a higher degree of exactitude. Handy digital caliper allows you to quickly take your measurement on various objects. This digital caliper features with a durable steel casing, extra large LCD for viewing, and a stainless steel frame.
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The quality of manufacture seems to be very fine - good "fit and finish," with smooth operation and crisp button response. It has a *solid* feel to it.
The performance is far better than I expected. There is an ON/OFF button, but the gauge turns on automatically when the calipers are opened, and turns off after a period of inactivity. There's a button to toggle between inches and millimeters as well, but more interesting and potentially useful is a ZERO button, which allows the user to set any particular measurement point as the zero from which the next distance is measured. Nice.
The repeatability also seem to be quite good - I tested several times with some machined brass bars, and the measurement was accurate and consistent.
If I had to say anything bad about this tool, it would be with regards to the extremely weak documentation that accompanies it. For instance, it does not accurately describe how to open the battery compartment with the included screwdriver. Indeed, the illustrations in the "manual" are of a slightly different product... but then, if you are the kind of person who buys calipers, this is not a significant obstacle to overcome.
I don't know if I'll ever be able to wear it out to the point that it needs replacing, but I would buy again.
The jaws are precision grounded and feel solid. Digital display is large and easy to read. Has a On/Off switch and instant metric to english coversion switch. I did not find any of the quality issues as reported by other reviewers.
The measurements are accurate and consistent everytime.
The manual however is not good. Poor english, looks like it has general information on all different calipers from this manufacturer. Does not have product specific information (about the material used and other specs).
However if you already know how to use Calipers you wont miss much here. I am a big fan of Titanium (for obvoius good reasons).
Highly recommended !!!
If you want an affordable set of digital calipers that actually have metal teeth/rails (other on Amazon are plastic), and you are willing to accept that your 1/1000th is going to jump around a little, then these are perfect for you.
If you are like me, and want a little more accuracy, you will give them to your friend and buy a real set.
I measured a few items of known sizes (.860 in this case) and I was getting results ranging from .858 - .865. For a $25 set of calipers? Not a half bad margin of error in my opinion. I measured approximately 10 times and was thrown the the "Right" answer maybe 3-5 times.
So to summarize, if you want EXTREME precision, you are going to have to pay for it folks. If you need accuracy to 1/100th, these are a great investment. More than that? I would say pass on them.
Since they say that you can't manage what you can't measure, instead of arguing with my very skilled and diva-like artisans about the actual milimetric width and variability of their work-product, I bought this Caliper (I didn't want to spend a lot of money), I simply put it in my pocket, and I walk around the floor measuring different sheets from different artisans. The Caliper is so precise, and I can calibrate it every time, and it is a joy to use.
I reduced customer complains 99%, I was able to give my guys super-precise and uncontroversible feedback, which helped them become even better at their job. And now that I have stopped measuring as often,every now and then,they actually ask me to measure them. They love to see that decimal point of a milimeter flash on the digital screen.
Stainless steel, precise, easy to calibrate and very inexpensive (it costs less than an average kitchen knive, for crying out loud!)
For $5 more you can order Carrera Precision CP9806-TF Titanium 0-Inch to 6-Inch Electronic Fractional & Decimal Digital Caliper& Decimal Digital Caliper. I ordered without the factional readout by mistake and sent it back.
The calipers are excellent for wood working and other miscellaneous tasks. I do not do machining so I do not need a truly professional caliper at a professional price e.g. Mitutoyo at $129. Carrera is a much better caliper than the Wixey WR100 6-Inch Digital Calipers with Fractions ($30). Carrera shows fractions as inches and multiples of 1/128 ths (1/64, 1/32, 1/16 ...) Wixey only shows multiples of 1/64 and does not show inches past 1 inch in fractional mode, e.g. 1 1/2 shows 1/2.