|Item Weight||4.2 ounces|
|Product Dimensions||8.8 x 3.9 x 1.2 inches|
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|Item model number||141ME|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
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- Make great travel companions for those on the move
- Whether you're working in the Field or in the shop, these handy instruments will deliver accurate Measurements up to 1/32
- Fiberglass-reinforced plastic body delivers both Metric and English readings of inside and outside Measurements
- 4 rule on the back side with 1/16Graduations
- Opens to 3(76mm) outside measurement capacity
- 4 rule on the back side with 1/16" graduations
- Opens to 3" (76mm) outside measurement capacity
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Fact is that this is a flimsy piece of stamped metal which I am ashamed to say I paid $8.99 for. I would say $2.00 might be the right price, if in fact you wanted it at all. Probably would have been better to buy the plastic version, since they couldn't have made the plastic this thin without it wilting in your hand. I'll bet you could make a high-quality cardboard model that would be superior.
Also, there is no reference marking for the "IN" millimeter measurement, and the first mm. and 32nd seem truncated about 50%.
Caveat emptor, folks, semper caveat emptor.
addendum: used graphite powder to coat the inside track of the slide mechanism and it is much better. Still do not feel that I should have to add this. Not sure how often I will have to apply but it is nice to know that I can at least use it for the purposes I had intended with a little alteration.
While measuring an Arca plate I was surprised to find "Made in Switzerland" written in the ruler slot. Probably the reason it's pricy is because it's among the few items on Amazon not made in China!
There is a gotcha: the silkscreened numbers near the thumb grip (the textured bump you push to expand the rule for measuring) are starting wear off after only a few days of use. Other than a little finger sweat, I have no contact with solvents. If it continues to degrade I'll return to amend this review. Also, the sliding rule was a bit stiff at first but loosened up nicely with use and a dab of silicon lubricant on a Q-stick.
The 141ME is great to use because I don't have to worry about poking a finger or scratching a delicate piece. Just measure quickly and go about my work. It's accurate, slides smoothy, easy to use with one hand and the fiberglass is very durable, so I'm a happy camper as long as I can read the numbers...
Granted, it is not the most accurate device on the market, but it does fit my need. I don't hae to gently put it back into it's foam-lined padded case after each reading. I don't have to worry about dust contamination of the caliper or inside its case. I just quickly make a reading when the wood passes thru the planner or drum sander, then put it back into my pocket until the next reading. I use the "more accurate" expensive caliper on the final reading, after all the dust has cleared.
For me, a good tool!!
It's not a Vernier scale, so it doesn't read in a completely precise or accurate manner. Truly, even a $5 Vernier wouldn't be that reliable. But when it comes to measuring thing that usually come in pre-defined sizes, such as pipe and wire, this ought to work fine. Actually, I use mine to measure the "ring" gauge of my cigars.
There is no lock mechanism, but it's easy to pinch and hold the two sliding pieces together and see the reading more closely.
The top scale is graduated in millimeters up to 100 mm.
The bottom scale is graduated in 32nds of an inch, up to 4 in.
However, due to the design, the maximum outside opening is 77 mm or 3-2/32". The maximum inside opening is 82 mm or 3-6/32".
The minimum measurement while checking an inside diameter (when slider is fully closed) is 5 mm or 6/32".
On the back, when the slider is fully extended, there is a Decimal Equivalent chart showing 16ths to decimal inches, and also 32nds to decimal inches.
Overall, it's a fairly sturdy piece of stainless. The ruler that slides out is a bit more delicate when it's extended, but I wouldn't call it flimsy. Closed, it's sturdy enough to survive in a pants pocket.
All the markings both front and back are etched and painted, not merely painted on. I'd imagine it would take some normal wear and tear and still be readable if the black paint of some markings were to rub off.
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Poor quality. Much worse than I expected. Thin metal that does not slide wellPublished 21 days ago by Christopher C. Cole
very useful tool in clinical practice. flawless transaction!Published 25 days ago by James William Young
It is made in Taiwan.
The finish of the caliper is not very good, all the edges are quite sharp.