New Mitutoyo 6" model 505-742
The workmanship of this Brazilian made Mitutoyo dial caliper is clean and refined. It has the much sought after thumb roller which gives you great control in opening and closing the jaws. The sides of the beam have been coated with titanium. This means that there won't be any play—and errors—because of heavy use. It also gives them a nice and smooth slide. The dial numbers are very large and readable on a bright white face, without any annoying and misleading subdivisions.
Take note that, because of their low price, repairs will not be economical. Treat these (especially the 4" and 6" models) as "throw-aways" when the time comes. If you just need to replace a crystal or other simple part, you can always buy parts online. Take a look at the bottom of this page to see what parts are in stock. This is one of the reasons we recommend the Mitutoyo dial calipers: parts will be available (theoretically from any Mitutoyo distributor, if you ask nicely) except possibly for the oldest (obsolete) models, and that's understandable.
To use the calipers for depth measurement, add a T-Bar depth base attachment as shown on page 203.
We all know by now that you will find the best prices on Amazon. We want you to make certain that you buy the genuine Mitutoyo calipers, not one of the Chinese Mitutoyo imitations currently flooding the market.
Be very wary of buying so-called Mitutoyo from anyone other than an authorized Mitutoyo distributor!
By clicking the Amazon.com links shown below you will be able to buy these calipers directly from Mitutoyo and not from a third-party. It is the best way to avoid getting ripped off and you will be saving 25% to 32% off list price.
Check it out and don't hesitate to place an order. You will not be buying from us because we can no longer compete with these cost-saving prices. Still, we will be making a few pennies by having referred you to Mitutoyo at Amazon.com and, thank you!
Check Amazon.com for genuine Mitutoyo dial calipers at 25% to 32% off List Price by clicking below.
Important: Mitutoyo has just announced new model numbers, shown below. Old and new are likely to overlap until stock is depleted. The new calipers have minor changes which do not affect accuracy or function.