View Full Version : Telescoping gage, single vs both?

12-27-2009, 09:58 AM
I'm getting tired of transporting my telescoping gages from work to home and back so I'm thinking of getting another set.

I'm using some old Starretts that telescope out of one side and I see Starett makes them that telescope out of both sides.

So what are the pro/cons of each?



12-27-2009, 10:09 AM
I have both Starett and Mitutoyo.
I prefer the Starett, Both sides moveable. I feel I can get better measurements with the flexible Starett than the more solid Mit.

I myself would prefer both legs moveable. With one solid leg, you may be measuring near the low limit and you may not be able to move the tool through an arc for the feel.
Also if you are near the low limit with a solid leg , you may not be able to measure deep into the bore. The handle would not allow you to swing the tool through an arc.

12-27-2009, 10:39 AM
I prefer the ones with two movable legs. It's easier to get a good reading and sometimes having the gage to one side measuring a deep hole is nearly impossible.