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dsc
05-12-2012, 11:59 AM
Gents,

looking for a good quality dti and a magnetic base. Can anyone suggest any manufacturers? I know Mitutoyo is probably on the top of the list, although the lever ones like this:

File:FingerTestIndicator513-404.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FingerTestIndicator513-404.jpg)

tend to be rather expensive, running at >100. Anything around 50 would do, although I'm willing to stretch the budget and get better quality if it's available.

Cheers,
dsc.

m.marino
05-12-2012, 12:18 PM
Insize who is carried by cutwell tls are pretty good and they can do UKAS certification if you need it done.

Michael

oscar
05-12-2012, 04:43 PM
I use Tesa and Verdict. Never had any problems with either.

AdCNC
05-12-2012, 08:46 PM
I got my Mitutoyo (the same one in the link) for around 65 from my local FWB have a look on MSC website see what they are doing also. the have some good deals sometimes.

dsc
06-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. I've found rather cheap Mitutoyo's here:

Dial Indicators including: Mitutoyo 2046S (http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/dial-indicators-c1597)

so will try and pick something.

Cheers,
dsc.

dsc
11-12-2012, 11:18 PM
Bumping this simply to ask another question regarding magnetic bases. Worth upgrading to a branded one, or simply stick with a cheapo? I won't be using the magnetic part of the base anyway, I just want something heavy and solid to hold the DTI in mid air.

Regards,
dsc.

oscar
11-12-2012, 11:39 PM
I got a cheapie stand off eBay 4 years ago and I'm still using it everyday with no probs.

MachineTool
12-12-2012, 05:32 PM
Cutwel Tools always have good deals - they've just launched Cutwel Metrology (http://www.cutwelmetrology.co.uk) too and I'm sure they will give you a price to beat anything else you can find. Give them a call

Fivetide
13-12-2012, 01:34 PM
Cutwel Tools always have good deals - they've just launched Cutwel Metrology (http://www.cutwelmetrology.co.uk) too and I'm sure they will give you a price to beat anything else you can find. Give them a call

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