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    My $10.00 caliper began messing up, jumping .200 every now and again. Sooo... time to get a Mitutoyo! Enco had their free shipping and 15% off the other day, so I ordered this: http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PARTPG=INLMK32 Frankly, it appears as though much of it will interchange with my $10.00 unit, I'm pretty sure the battery cover is the same. However, it lacks a thumbwheel, which the $10.00 one has. Plus, it has an "Init" button that apparently sets absolute zero or something, but it doesn't work.

    I think I'm going to send it back, but which one should I get? I'm looking at this: http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PARTPG=INLMK32 Is this what I want?

    At any rate, the one I have is going back to Enco.

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    The init or zero on my new one wouldn't work, till I read the instructions and found it had to me held in for a couple of seconds, annoying
    Mark

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    • #3
      The second one looks like the IP67 Digimatic, I bought one recently and it is freekin' Awesome
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      • #4
        Hi,

        I owned a Mit solar caliper. Sold it and won't make that mistake again. But my battery powered Mit Digimatic is rock solid.

        Dalee
        If you think you understand what is going on, you haven't been paying attention.

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        • #5
          The IP67 is about as good as it gets.

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          • #6
            Is that IP67 a Mitutoyo number?

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            • #7
              Yes.

              https://www.google.com.au/?gws_rd=ss...oyo+number%3F+

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              • #8
                As I understand, the IP67 is a standard as to how water or coolant resistant a tool is. There are other similar numbers.

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                • #9
                  I put my full recommendation behind those calipers... I may get flack for saying this, but I have verified that that same model of caliper that I own, measures within .0005" of any dimension, in all four methods of measurement with a caliper. Measure a gage block, it's on; measure an ID, compare with a tri-mike, dial bore gage, etc., it's on; step, measuring a gage block up from a surface plate, it's there... really amazing for calipers, even Mits. I may not use them when +/- .001 matters out of principle, but just for giggles I did indeed verify its accuracy, in a shop environment.

                  Your results may vary! But probably not.

                  Let me add this - the coolant-proof aspect is very important. It's not just coolant, it's any sort of oil, liquid, or dirt. A coworker had some 8" Brown & Sharpe Value-Line digital calipers, I borrowed them for a moment to check a saw cut, and happened to get just a bit of coolant on the beam, transferred from my hand. I about had to buy him new calipers - they started acting all kinds of funny. Fortunately, changing the battery and letting them dry made things better; but it was a lesson learned. All digital instruments I ever purchase will be IP67 coolant-proof.
                  Last edited by TN Pat; 02-26-2015, 10:15 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by jdunmyer View Post
                    My $10.00 caliper began messing up, jumping .200 every now and again. Sooo... time to get a Mitutoyo! Enco had their free shipping and 15% off the other day, so I ordered this: http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PARTPG=INLMK32 Frankly, it appears as though much of it will interchange with my $10.00 unit, I'm pretty sure the battery cover is the same. However, it lacks a thumbwheel, which the $10.00 one has. Plus, it has an "Init" button that apparently sets absolute zero or something, but it doesn't work.

                    I think I'm going to send it back, but which one should I get? I'm looking at this: http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?P...PARTPG=INLMK32 Is this what I want?

                    At any rate, the one I have is going back to Enco.
                    Do you really think that is about all you should expect as you paid $10 for it and that would have included all profit for all parties between the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, transport etc.

                    The end margin would need to be very "thin" at best.

                    What will it cost you to send back to Enco?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Toolguy View Post
                      As I understand, the IP67 is a standard as to how water or coolant resistant a tool is. There are other similar numbers.
                      exactly... nothing to do with Mitutoyo other than they meet the spec and say so.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by oldtiffie View Post
                        What will it cost you to send back to Enco?
                        Nothing if it's faulty. They either send a prepaid shipping label or tell you to keep it.

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                        • #13
                          No.

                          IP67 is a standard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code

                          IP67 means that it is protected from water ingress when submerged between 15cm and 1 meter depth and is completely sealed from dust.

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                          • #14
                            The Enco site seems to be down. I'm getting "account access error" even on the home page.

                            My cheap HF calipers started reading exactly half the correct value, but a fresh battery fixed it.
                            Last edited by PStechPaul; 02-27-2015, 12:02 AM.
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                            • #15
                              The Enco site seems to be down. I'm getting "account access error" even on the home page.
                              I've had that happen. There's an Enco cookie in your browsers cache that's tripping it up.
                              Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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