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saltmine
03-06-2012, 02:52 PM
Well, Santa Claus came early....Today, he showed up in a big brown truck, and left a package at my door.

It's the new replacement caliper for my old (30 years) Mitutoyo #500-351 "Digimatic" electronic caliper.

Mitutoyo said the old caliper was beyond repair, when I sent it in, but offered me a significant discount on a new replacement. So here it is.....


http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu155/saltmine_album/Mitutoyo2.jpg

mototed
03-06-2012, 02:56 PM
Iv'e got that same one. So far 3 years on the battery.
I think you'll like it.

MotorradMike
03-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Nice!

Mine's a 500-196 and it's only about 10 years old.
They cost $50 less than I paid now.

hardtail
03-06-2012, 04:43 PM
Theres something to be said for buying quality tools.............

Mcgyver
03-06-2012, 04:51 PM
good looking caliper - that was nice of them!

oldtiffie
03-06-2012, 05:27 PM
Well, Santa Claus came early....Today, he showed up in a big brown truck, and left a package at my door.

It's the new replacement caliper for my old (30 years) Mitutoyo #500-351 "Digimatic" electronic caliper.

Mitutoyo said the old caliper was beyond repair, when I sent it in, but offered me a significant discount on a new replacement. So here it is.....


http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu155/saltmine_album/Mitutoyo2.jpg

That's a very nice caliper at a reasonable price too.

I hope you get 30 good years out of that one too.

A big thing is that it is not only of Mitutoyo quality but has a USA Mitutyo warranty and service and spares if needed. That all adds value and confidence to a tool.

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&gs_nf=1&cp=48&gs_id=7&xhr=t&q=Mitutoyo+%23500-351+%22Digimatic%22+electronic+caliper&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&pbx=1&oq=Mitutoyo+%23500-351+%22Digimatic%22+electronic+caliper&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=&gs_upl=&gs_l=&rlz=1W1IRFC_enAU360&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=85fc6439923f56f2&biw=1280&bih=523

Dr Stan
03-06-2012, 06:07 PM
A big thing is that it is not only of Mitutoyo quality but has a USA Mitutyo warranty and service and spares if needed. That all adds value and confidence to a tool.

My 1-2" mic is a green enameled Mit with a .0001 vernier and carbide faces. It is going on 35 + years as I got it used in 1977 and has served me well. Very good tools.

PaulT
03-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Saltmine, those are nice units, I've had the same one for I think 6 or 7 years now and its been rock solid for me.

Paul T.
www.power-t.com

wierdscience
03-06-2012, 11:41 PM
I'm on my third pair of 8' Mitutoyos,great calipers.