These are our digital micrometers of choice. Simple, quick turning thimbles make them a cinch to use.
Quantumike model 293-185 (0-1")
Quantumike model 293-186 (1-2")
Don't think twice... this is THE micrometer to use. You only have to try it once to be convinced. And, it has an outstanding accuracy of ±.00005 which pretty much beats any competition. The micrometers come with a Certificate of Inspection which gives data based on standards traceable to NIST. You should not need anything else.
The Mitutoyo Quantumike Series 293 is IP65 coolant proof, switches easily between inch and metric and has the singular advantage of quick spindle rotation resulting in much faster measurements and much less wear and tear on your fingers.
Whereas on a standard digital micrometer you have to turn the spindle once to travel 0.5 mm (in metric mode), a single turn of the spindle will travel 2 mm on the Quantumike. It makes single handed use much less tiring and unless you have a specific reason for wanting the old, slower system, we see no reason why you shouldn't invest in this new marvel from the masters of digital measurements, especially once you see how inexpensive they really are.
We do not stock these ourselves because our friendly nemesis Amazon offers them at really low prices, which we can not beat. Go ahead and click on the "check price" links below and see for yourself. Then, treat yourself to one smooth ride.
You will often find discounts up to 35% and free shipping!
- Accuracy: ±.00005"
- Resolution: .00005" (0.001 mm)
- Flatness: .000012"
- Parallelism: .00004"
- Battery: SR44 (1 year or more useful life)
- Water and Dust protection: IP65