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    Default Dead Digital Mic's

    So, this morning I grab my 1-2" Mitutoyo digital mic to measure a feature on a shaft I'm making and the darn thing is dead. I replaced the battery and nothing happened. I put it aside and grabbed a trusty vernier mic and went about my business. Later, the exact same thing happened with my 0-1" digital. Dead; battery change; still dead; grab vernier mic and continue.

    After the mornings excitement was over, I went and bought new batteries and put them in the mics. Everything was just ducky! What are the chances of 2 mic's dying on the same day and the replacement batteries, that are still in the package, dead as well?

    My 6" digital caliper was skipping numbers as well.

    It's gonna be one of those days.....
    Last edited by hesstool; 06-18-2008 at 02:38 PM. Reason: I before E except after C, right?

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    Gremlins in the shop, definitely.

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    Default Bizzare things in the workshops

    I often loose things, micrometers for example, I then spend half a day going round in circles trying to find it.
    Then sudenly there it is!
    My theory is that there is an overlap from a parallel universe and someone i cant see nicks my mic , uses it then replaces it!

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    I had problems finding my 6" rule which I used all day long but could never find after I put it down.

    Bought two more 6" rules so I could always find a least one of the three.

    Surprisingly now I can ALWAYS find that original one and never the two replacements.

    Looking for tools is the most time consuming activity in our shop.....

    Regards,

    Mike.

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    I have a similar problem. I keep losing my dial caliper. Even though my workspace is little I seem to always be looking down and grabbing at air. Finally I decided to buy another one that way I'd have one on each side of the work bench so I always had one in sight.

    I just wish there were somebody from a parrallel universe or gremlins moving my stuff around. I wouldn't feel so bad losing my tools. I'm too young for memory loss!!

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    If you ever have some free time and access to a CNC router, make some foam trays with cutouts for all your tools. I believe mechanics at military air bases and maybe commercial airports do that to keep track of all their tools, preventing foreign objects from getting sucked into the jet engines.


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