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    Default WTB Vernier calipers

    I'm looking for a 50 grad vernier caliper OR the parallax free style, where both scales are on exactly the same plane.

    6"

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    How big???????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Nielson View Post
    How big???????????????
    What size are you referring to other than the 6" length?

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    Sorry. Guess I didn't see the 6". Damn Macular.

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    I'd recommend the Starrett 123.

    50 Grad AND parallax free. I own and use 3-4 pairs in sizes from 8" (measures to 6" aprox.) to 24"

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    Those are indeed a set I'm seeking, do you have an extra set not being used?

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    Don't have any for sale but I got all of mine thru Ebay over the years.

    Forgot to mention the Brown and Sharpe 575. Similar to the Starrett 123 series, 50 Division and Parallax free. I have one pair in 14" and am looking for an 8" set but I don't know if they ever made one smaller that 14".

    See: Cheap Large 24-36" Verniers

    Scroll down to post #13 which has a photo of the 123 and 575 side by side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck Evans View Post
    Don't have any for sale but I got all of mine thru Ebay over the years.

    Forgot to mention the Brown and Sharpe 575. Similar to the Starrett 123 series, 50 Division and Parallax free. I have one pair in 14" and am looking for an 8" set but I don't know if they ever made one smaller that 14".

    See: Cheap Large 24-36" Verniers

    Scroll down to post #13 which has a photo of the 123 and 575 side by side.

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    Either one of these would work just fine.

    Due to measuring each piece of work, the 50 grad will be nice.

    Thanks for the photo reference.

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    I love my Starrett 123's. I have them in 6 and 12.

    I have a different brand in 24, but it is the 50 grad one like the 123.

    Eyes are getting too old to read the 25 grad vernier. I can almost read these without my glasses, and I can read them almost as fast as a dial.

    I was told that Long Island Indicator, in their shop, only use vernier calipers. They never go out of adjustment unless they are worn or broken.

    I sent you a link with a lead on some. Check your email.

    Steve

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    If this was 6 or 10 feet, verniers may make sense, but

    Why deliberately choose the vernier over dials, especially in the 6 inch length ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven-Canada View Post
    If this was 6 or 10 feet, verniers may make sense, but

    Why deliberately choose the vernier over dials, especially in the 6 inch length ?
    Good point, I should up it to 12" or 14" since these are hard to find anyway.

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    Starret list price for a 12 is 909.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by indychuck View Post
    I'm looking for a 50 grad vernier caliper OR the parallax free style, where both scales are on exactly the same plane.

    6"
    I have a Starrett 123 I would sell, it is in as new condition in it's fitted wood box, and the original Starrett cardboard box. The cardboard box is in rough condition with wear and tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Nielson View Post
    Starret list price for a 12 is 909.00
    Sticker shock! I had no idea, why are name brand verniers so pricey? I have a set of 24" Starrets I might use once a year, 99.9% of the stuff I make is 4" or less. I bet used brand name verniers don't bring a lot with 24" Chinese junk going for $50.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dualkit View Post
    Sticker shock! I had no idea, why are name brand verniers so pricey? I have a set of 24" Starrets I might use once a year, 99.9% of the stuff I make is 4" or less. I bet used brand name verniers don't bring a lot with 24" Chinese junk going for $50.
    MSC prices (so cut by 1/3) -

    "value collection" 12" dials - $125
    Tesa Brown & Sharpe 12" dials -$170

    Mits 12" verneier - $440
    Starret 12" verniers - $1017

    W T F?!? Why would I pay 3x the price for verneirs that are harder to read? Maybe becuase they generally don't break... I dunno, but at those prices I would just as soon replace the dials every 5-10 years if they broke.

    I bought my china made 12" dials probably 20 years ago and they still work, although they did skip a tooth so zero is not a 12'oclock. Annoying but not worth replacing when I use them a couple times a year. Just checked them with a 4" gage block and they are right on the money. Even trying to squeeze them I can only get them to read 3.999. Good enough for me!


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