Please correct the manual. I just buy it last week(18 Feb 2013) but the manual is still wrong/no update. The manual still shows 3 button with power off button. But the actual one I got has only two button(inch/metric changeover, zero setting) but no power off button. Only to check this discussion group to realize there is no more such a button. The caliper automatically power off after few minutes.
Just got mine, very impressed. Compared it to my old and very precise German made verniers and its very accurate. My only complaint is that the instructions were for a different model and showed an on/off switch. Took me about half an hour to work out that it switches itself off after about ten minutes idle. Well worth the money.
Yeah, just got mine today (June 14, 2013) and only 2 buttons on it, not 3. Directions show 3 buttons with an on/off button that just isn't there. Finally realized it automatically powers off after a few minutes. Wish the directions said so. They need to update the directions... it's confusing other wise.
Did try new battery... no change. When completely closed, still shows 7.77... will not change to 0.00. When jaws are opened, the display only seems to jump around, not giving a correct reading as per the scale marks on the slide. Plus some of the digits are not completely showing. IOW a section of the 6 element LCD are not lit up...?? I don't see a 'fix' for this...!!! Bad LCD screen I guess..??
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All I get on the screen when I have the jaws completely closed is 777. The 'zero' button has no effect...??? Did I get a **** one...???
At least the 'scale marks' on the body seems to be (more or less) with in the ballpark. I just wanted it for shaft measurements on electric motor shafts.
I have brought this to insrumental department in my factory, where the guys were tested on their caliber. Hundredths of a millimeter shows true.
It broke my usual understanding of size. Where I had seen before just 5 millimeters, for example, on the drill, now I see 4.95. I want to throw out all my drills.
The main parts are steel (NOT aluminium), stainless steel I think although not marked as such anywhere I could find and a magnet will stick to it but magnets will stick to some grades of stainless steel. The display and its housing are plastic but don't let that put you off, they are excelent quality quality and fantastic value. I've bought 3, one for home, one to live in my car and another one to live in my car after I showed the first one to a flying buddy who imediately fell in love with it and begged me to sell it to him. Just buy it, you wont regret it :)
None of the Calipers switch off completely, only the display turns off, even the ones with "ON/OFF" button, so you should remove the battery when not using it for a long time. Silver Oxide batteries lasts much longer.
It turns on by rolling the roller on the top.
When it goes to open or close it will turn on.
I purchased one of these and the display only half works! I have to push on the front of it to get the numbers to display..Cheap..
I have the Harbor Freight version (same exact thing) of this one. Works good. The only thing I dont like is the top thumb screw is kind of tall and can get in the way of using that set measurements sometimes.
The caliper is good. A zeroed readout will not change if applying normal pressure as stated on the manual. Pressing it harder will change the readout to even 0.02 but is still a great buy, even though I am still getting used to it after my mechanical 0.05 precision caliper.
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Great to use, but no on/off button like in the instructions. At first I moved the slide and it come on and could not turn it off, without taking the battery out. Does it automatically turn itself off? I need to put the battery in to use it and take it out when finished. Is this right??