Alright, so I've made up my mind to buy either a BestTest white dial indicator or a Interapid indicator. I'm going to list the differences between the two and maybe you guys can weigh in on each difference and let me know how important or unimportant they are.
1" or 1.5" dial
Certificate of accuracy and traceability
Not advertised as having jeweled or carbide ball bearings
Comes with accessories
.008" measuring range
Not advertised as having a certificate of accuracy and traceability
Does have jeweled and carbide ball bearings
.016" measuring range
So, what do you guys think? I like that the interapid explicitly says it has jeweled bearings and a ball bearing for the lever and I also like that it has twice the measuring range as the BestTest. The only things I don't like about the interapid is the larger dial and the absence? of a certificate of accuracy. I don't suppose that matters too much, but the larger dial might get in the way with some set-ups. How often have you found that a 1.5" dial is too big?