View Full Version : Caliper source needed.

03-05-2005, 11:06 PM
I am looking for a set of stainless or brass calipers,but not a vernier set,just a set scaled in 1/16" divisions.

General and Sears used to sell them,but I don't see them in thier catalogs.I need a few sets to give my help at work so when they pull bar stock for customers they pull the right size instead of mistaking 1-15/16 for 2" like the otherday.

03-05-2005, 11:52 PM
I think this is the one:


03-05-2005, 11:55 PM
But for the fiscally challanged:


and even cheaper:


03-06-2005, 09:15 AM
Thanks for the links,but the one I am looking for just has 1/16-1/8-3/16 and so on in big letters/lines.

I wish I could teach these guys to use dial calipers,but it's had to get them to use a decimal chart.

03-06-2005, 09:32 AM
Teach em to read a tape measure. Cheaper and Sears warrantees's em.

03-06-2005, 09:42 AM
That's how they got to where they are now,they know how to read a tape,but tapes do no good on round bar and hex stock on rolled ends.

Add to that one guy is 66 and the other 72.Bifocals are murder so I hear.We only carry even 1/16"ths so there is no need for a vernier scale.

Rough Cutting
03-06-2005, 01:38 PM
Why not give them a Pi Tape, available for around $8.00. It has one side that is the usual inches divided in sixteenths. The back reads diameters of round stock when wrapped around such. A link to a page is
"http://www.keson.com/index.html?session_id=8c680618e1fda2eb30ef8c4e96ec 85e2&screen=6_ft_diameter_tape"

Dave Opincarne
03-06-2005, 01:53 PM
Something like this?


Dave Opincarne
03-06-2005, 01:58 PM
Here's an option:


03-06-2005, 07:58 PM
Darin, found the set that I have. They are called "The executive pocket chum". Looked on the web to see if I could find a manufacturer but no luck. THese were given away by vendors, think mine came from Anchor Packing Co. There are three of these on ebay right now each at $9.99 each. Maybe one of the advertizing places still have them so you can put your name on them.


03-06-2005, 08:15 PM
Good links all,looks like the UK link is what I am looking for,just have to find some company here.

Dave Opincarne
03-06-2005, 08:35 PM
Try General tools, here's one


03-06-2005, 08:51 PM
Well damn,I wonder why it ain't in thier paper catalog?
Thanks Dave!

Dave Opincarne
03-06-2005, 08:55 PM
Because it's General...'nuff said!

Your welcome

03-06-2005, 09:00 PM
Lee Valley used to have a nice 4" brass pocket caliper(page15 2002/2003 catalog). They no longer carry them.

03-06-2005, 09:04 PM
Looks like you can get them here.