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    Could some one shed some light as to which I would need?

    The main reason I want one is to tram (I think that the right term?) my machine but I don't really get the difference between the two.

    Thanks,
    Jim
    Last edited by cncJim; 21-06-2013 at 01:05 PM.

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    I don't think there IS any difference between the two, it's just different names for the same thing. If you're buying a DTI, I strongly suggest you get an analogue one rather than a digital one as it's far easier to see the hand move. In my opinion, the digital ones are a bit of a gimmick.

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    Dial gauge , dial test indicator , DTI , or where I work "clock" are all different names for the same thing. Mike

  4. there are however two types, a plunger type e.g.

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    and a lever type e.g.

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    Each has pros and cons. Generally I find the lever type more useful [discuss]

    Wikipedia article

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    Lives in Reading, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 4-5 years. Has a total post count of 170. Received thanks 15 times, giving thanks to others 32 times.
    Thanks for the replies everyone, I have bought both a plunger type and a finger/lever type - looking forward to measuring my backlash and tram tonight!!.........man......I'm sure I used to be cooler than this!

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