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New Digital Caliper for the Shop

Every once in a while there’s a tool around the shop that breaks and needs to be replaced, and most of the time it’s just an annoyance to deal with. However, some of those times when tools break can actually be a blessing in disguise, just like when our caliper crapped out on us.

Before getting our brand new Neiko Digital Caliper, we had one that was so old and used that you couldn’t even find a manufacture’s name on it. While doing research on a new one of course I eventually made my way over to Amazon. When I came upon this Neiko I was very impressed with the customer ratings and price, but I was surprised when I dug deeper. As I started to read some of the customer reviews, it seemed there was a common theme occurring over and over again. People were saying that while the product is well made, it definitely isn’t perfectly accurate.

So for myself, I had to read what others were saying about exactly how inaccurate it is, and if that’s okay with the type of tolerances that we have to worry about at the shop. So yea, this Neiko isn’t the best digital caliper on the market, but it sure is nice for the price point, and with free 2-day shipping it really doesn’t get much better.

At the end of the day, if you need some insane type of accuracy, then you really have no business looking at a digital caliper that’s under $100. If you are just a hobbyist or general contractor then this one will do just fine.

The only problem I’ve had with it so far is that the little rubber buttons on it can get wedged or stuck if you press them at the wrong angle. I know it’s not a big deal but just a general problem that can get annoying.



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