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an economical alternative to BesTest Indicators

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Very liitle needs to be said about these Asian imports bearing the all-American name of Brown & Sharpe.

There are only two options: large dial or small dial.

It seems that every major manufacturer has been lured into making something that will compete with the inexpensive Chinese competition. Ironically, the product they come up with is usually made in China by their very competitors. To sound like they're above the fray, the manufacturers will say something like: Made to our specifications in our factory in China. And that's why these indicators all look alike.

In this case, the indicators have a superficial resemblance to the far superior Swiss Made Bestest indicators, complete with black dial, orange hand and the All-American Brown & Sharpe trademark name.

Still, even if the origin is Asian, the company you are supporting by purchasing these affordable indicators is to some degree American. Better than nothing. The models are new as of Spring 2016 and may not be in stock everywhere. They currently sell for $100 or less.

 

  • Graduations: .0005"
  • Range: one revolution .030"
  • Dial configuration: balanced 0-15-0
  • Dial size: 1.26" or 1.54"
  • Contact point length: .70" (caution: replacement points may be hard to find)
  • Maximum error: .00012"
  • Accessories included: rectangular holding bar, swivel clamp, plastic box
  • Compatible with other Bestest accessories
  • Note: repair will not be economical
  • Caution: spare parts are not available

Ref:TESA 2016 BS-45



 

Books by René Urs Meyer

The Companion Reference Book on Dial and Test Indicators
Repair Manual for Swiss-made BesTest and TesaTast Indicators
Starrett 711 Last Word Indicator Repair Manual
Interapid Indicator Repair Manual

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