View Full Version : Are this electronic calipers a good deal ?

11-21-2004, 12:48 PM
While browsing this supplier for metric metals I saw this ad they have .
Is it a good deal? Since I am ordering some stock from them I thought maybe I but this calipers.

Maryland metrics eCalipers (http://mdmetric.com/mosale0700.htm)

Any advice is greately appritiated.


Jerry Zock
11-21-2004, 01:28 PM
Harbor Freight Tools recently had same calipers on sale for $15.95

11-21-2004, 04:36 PM
Looking at the measurement accuracy of .001 and the price of $30.00...that's not bad.

11-21-2004, 05:43 PM
I dont see how they can be that acurate if myutos $50+ digi caliper is acurate +/- .008 if I remember correctly.


11-21-2004, 10:50 PM
Harbor Freight Tools recently had same calipers on sale for $15.95
yep same ones at HF I bought a set just as beat around set and they work great except you have to remember to turn them off no auto off feature but the battery lasts a long time

Jerry Zock
11-22-2004, 12:10 AM
The ones I bought have auto off.

11-22-2004, 02:31 AM
I got some on Ebay (new) for $12.95 beautiful!

11-22-2004, 09:17 AM
Mitutoyo is +- .001, these are also +- .001. Let me hasten to say that I am not comparing them to Mitutoyo! ;) . I have two sets of these Chinese versions and testing them on known diameter they are more then within tolerances, I especially like the digital since the do not operate using rack and pinion drive to get dirty and hang up. I do not like the units with the black stripe down the center (my First set), looks good but it is tape and it will start to separate after a while, the laser etched of course do not do this and still low priced, as mentioned $13 bucks on Ebay, no need to spend $30. I see these as a genuine bargain for general measurement.

11-22-2004, 11:34 AM
Agree, these Chinese "beater" calipers are a great deal. $30 is too much, find a "buy it now" on ebay for $20 or less.

11-22-2004, 04:39 PM
My HF $16 units get a heavy amount of usage. I've put them on precision 123 blocks and they read dead on. I put them on feeler gauges, the same result.