The Mitutoyo 700-126 Plastic Digital Caliper is a possible choice that you would make when buying a new calliper for use at home if you were after a lightweight calliper. The plastic material with which the jaws are constructed of would mean that you don’t run the risk of scratching whatever items you are measuring should they be delicate.
The material for the frame is very durable and at only 3.2 ounces it is not going to weigh you down. Mitutoyo callipers are always made to the highest quality standards so you can be confident in the product you are buying and at less than $45.00 this is a bargain priced product. The caliper comes with a long life battery lasting for two years under normal conditions.
As well as being suitable for the home handyman or DIYer the Mitutoyo plastic caliper is also suitable for use in the lab, wood-shop or office.
Buy A Mitutoyo 700-126 Plastic Digital Caliper
Accuracy: .008in 0.2mm (excluding quantizing error for digital models)
Resolution: 0.1mm or .001"/0.1mm
Range : 0-6in 0-150mm
Length standard: Electrostatic capacitance type linear encoder
Max. response speed: 1800mm/s
Battery: SR44 (1 pc.), 938882
Battery life: Approx. 2 years under normal use
Zero-setting, Power on/off
Alarm: Low voltage, Counting value composition error
Measurements displayed in both inch and metric
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Overall, this a nice digital caliper for the money. I did some research on digital calipers before buying, as there are a lot of cheap digital calipers available. However, reviewing the many inexpensive ones seemed to consistently show that many had problems with zeroing out reliably, and also the cheap models will continue to drain the battery even when they supposedly power themselves off. I read an article showing that the cheap calipers were still actually measuring while "off", but that the screen was just shut down. The Mitutoyo, while slightly more expensive, reportedly has a exceptionally longer battery life. While you do have to remember to turn the unit off manually, I have accidentally left it on overnight with no problems. I have had no problems with zeroing--the unit is quite repeatable.
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