View Full Version : Opinion / experience with Tresna instruments?

Just Bob Again
07-29-2008, 01:19 PM
Anybody bought from these people? They ship direct from China via DHL. They actually manufacture a lot of the calipers with other people's name on them. They have calipers that read to 0.0002, which is what I have my eye on.

Forrest Addy
07-29-2008, 03:02 PM
World mechanical instrument makers like Starrett and Mitutoyo had better look sharp. Third world start ups have a way of taking over the market. Look how the automotive manufacturers use to laugh at Honda and Toyota.

Just Bob Again
07-29-2008, 03:50 PM
These guys aren't startups. Been making instruments since the 80s but just now started selling direct. Prices are decent for some things and shipping is free. They make stuff that gets branded with Fowler and B&S and other name brands. Some fairly exotic stuff available from them.

So far as competition, about anything the Asians set their mind to, they'll be cheaper. Quality varies. Support is often nonexistent. New vial for a Starrett level? No sweat. But, at the price the Asian stuff is obviously disposable.