Long Island Indicator Service

Professional Repair Service since 1959

Our family has been repairing test indicators and dial indicators since 1959 and, with a third generation in training, we have no intention of stopping. It gives us great pleasure to return damaged gages back to full working order.

Where to send:

Long Island Indicator Service
14 Sarah Drive
Hauppauge NY 11788

If you don't have your own, then you can print out a PACKING LIST which you can include with your shipment.

Sorry... we cannot accept any international orders or shipments at this time.

What we can repair

We offer expert repair service on many types of mechanical precision measuring instruments. Among others:

  • chamfer gage (made by Barcor for Starrett, SPI, MSC and others)
  • Co-Ax indicators (made by Blake only)
  • dial bore gage (Compac, Standard, Mitutoyo and Sunnen)
  • dial indicator (Compac, Mitutoyo)
  • groove gage (Interapid IRA2, Intertest, Dyer, Kroeplin)
  • indicating (dial) micrometer (Etalon, Mitutoyo)
  • micrometers (TESA, Brown & Sharpe, Etalon, Mitutoyo)
  • test indicator (Interapid, Tesatast, Bestest, Mitutoyo, Starrett, Compac)

Print out a
PACKING LIST which you can include with your shipment.

What we cannot repair

We don't carry spare parts or we just have a dislike for some of these brands, so please do not send the following:

  • Dial or digital calipers
  • Off-brand tools
  • Craftsman Helios Kanon Peacock NSK Fowler Sylvac Teclock SPI S-T
  • Generic gages made in China.
  • Height gages of any kind
  • High-end electronic gages (probes)

How we repair gages

  • total disassembly
  • cleaning of all parts with appropriate cleaners
  • inspection of all parts under high magnification
  • repair or replacement of all worn or damaged parts (those parts which are necessary for the full functioning of the gage)
  • lubrication with appropriate lubricants
  • reassembly
  • inspection for functionality
  • calibration using equipment and standards certified traceable to NIST
  • your satisfaction is guaranteed upon return of gage or we'll issue credit, refund or rework as per your instructions

Current turn-around

Asking for quotes or asking us to call you for information, or asking us to ship FedEx can add several days to delivery.

You are welcome to send repairs at any time. Repairs will be processed in the order in which they were received. When your gage is okayed for repair, you can expect the following turnaround times:

  • test indicators, dial indicators: less than 2 weeks
  • micrometers: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Repair times are estimates and are updated frequently


All repaired gages are calibrated with NIST traceable standards or measuring equipment.

On request,
short-form Certificates of Calibration are included free with all test indicator and dial indicator repairs.

Your gages will be certified that they have been calibrated using standards and equipment which are traceable to NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Our certificates are designed in conformance with ISO/IEC Guide 25.

We DO NOT provide calibration for gage blocks, ring gages or other standards. Those items should be sent to a local calibration lab. Let us know if you need help finding one.

Repair Costs 2024

Our Fixed Rate prices are for a completely refurbished instrument as described at the top of this page. The price includes labor and replacement of damaged parts. We will charge you separately for any parts that are missing and for the replacement contact points on test indicators. Please allow us the right to return any gage not repaired for reasons such as extensive damage, obsolete models, unavailable parts, lack of know-how, etc.

The fixed costs shown below do not include replacement of parts which are missing. Be sure to send all parts along with the gages in the event that they have fallen off or have been disassembled.

  • Bestest indicators … $120
  • Blake Co-Ax … $160
  • Compac indicators … $175
  • Etalon micrometer … $425 to $575
  • Interapid indicators … $140
  • Mitutoyo indicators … $140
  • Starrett Last Word … $120
  • Tesatast indicators … $140
  • new carbide points are not included and cost $20 extra if needed or requested
  • crystal replacement only (no other work done) upon request … $45

You are welcome to send other gages for a free repair evaluation (check our "What we can not repair" section first)


It is the customer's responsibility to perform final inspection and verify accuracy before using any repaired gage.

The customer will most certainly want to know the extent of any reading errors which have to be taken into consideration when using these gages for precision work.

Although the gages may leave our premises in top-notch condition, we can not be held responsible for gages going out of calibration during the stress and turmoil of shipment. This applies even in cases where calibration certificates are supplied.

Free Quotes

Send your instruments along with shipping papers requesting a repair quote. We'll be able to e-mail you a quote as soon as the instrument arrives. Be sure to include your e-mail. Keep in mind, a repair can proceed faster if quotes are not required. With the exception of the fixed repair costs listed above, we will not make any repairs in excess of 40% of the published cost of a new instrument without obtaining the owner's permission.

That's our dad in the photo, taken while he was working at Alina Corporation in Plainview, New York, around 1963.

Our Guarantee

How about warranties on our repair services? It's simple: your satisfaction is guaranteed. If within 45 days of invoicing the gage malfunctions again through no fault of your own, we'll repair it again or issue credit, whichever you prefer.

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The "other" Swiss indicator still made in Switzerland.

Long Island Indicator Service
Long Island Indicator Service was founded in 1960. We provide professional repair service for precision measuring tools and gages with an emphasis on Swiss made test indicators, dial indicators, dial calipers and micrometers. We are pleased to be a recognized service partner for Brown & Sharpe.

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