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    Whoo-hoo! Licked the error problem in the Wild....

    Whoo-hoo! Licked the error problem in the Wild. It had a flat (really dead, measured 0.0VDC) lithium battery soldered on one of the circuit boards. Ordered a new one, desoldered the dead one and...
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    Yeah that's the one. He has a few other good...

    Yeah that's the one. He has a few other good videos. Your project sounds pretty interesting. I read about the subtense bar usage in the T3000 manual, pretty neat - Wild also offered an autocollimator...
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    I'll second that again too. I have definitely...

    I'll second that again too. I have definitely gained a bit more insight into the instruments, so thanks to all who replied.

    I managed to pick up another interesting instrument a little while ago...
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    Yes, was thinking about picking one up if I get a...

    Yes, was thinking about picking one up if I get a chance at one cheap for playing around with, possibly surface plate checking. And those kinds of links are exactly what I was looking for, thank you...
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    I am not sure that's correct. I think the...

    I am not sure that's correct. I think the autocollimators or collimators without micrometer dials are used the way you describe, but when you have micrometer adjustment I don't think a graduated...
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    Does it need a micrometer reticle when there are...

    Does it need a micrometer reticle when there are direct reading micrometer dials to move the crosshair into alignment?

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    I am a little confused on why the dials read in thousandths also, I...
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    Autocollimator question about resolving power

    So I've been reading about these instruments a bit just seeing how they work. I see talk of 1/10 arc-second resolution for checking surface plates. Looking at specs of one of these I've seen for...
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