New Micrometer

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alphabrass posted this 26 January 2022

A new to me micrometer from Mitutoyo: the QuantuMike.

The big difference is that the thread pitch is 2mm (.0787") rather than the normal .025".  Changing to a different dimension is 3x faster.  Also, it can be opened up to clean the faces faster.  No fine scale on the barrel though.  Typical great Mitutoyo quality.

Not cheap; a buy once, cry once proposition.  I use this for my hobby machining and shooting pursuits and it is a pleasure to use every time.  The large display, not unique to this, is also wonderful.  Saves me a lot of squinting.

I am so impressed I wanted to let the CBA forum know.

Alphabrass

 

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John Alexander posted this 26 January 2022

I think I need one. Do I have to mortgage the house or only the car?

John

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alphabrass posted this 26 January 2022

Not even that, only a 1980 car payment ~$190

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John Alexander posted this 27 January 2022

Thanks

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porthos posted this 27 January 2022

thanks for not supporting China

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Wm Cook posted this 27 January 2022

Very nice add on to your equipment list. Did you ever pick up a tool that you use all the time and realize it isn’t on anyone’s top ten things you gotta have to cast/reload? A vernier caliper would make the top 5. But I can’t imagine not having a digital temp meter with a probe. Bill.

My Uncle once told me that you learn something new every day. And when the day comes that you don’t learn anything, well, that’ll be the day after you die.

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sluggo posted this 27 January 2022

That looks like a nice mic. Most of the young people i know think micrometers are fancy "C" clamps.

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mashburn posted this 28 January 2022

Your comment is so true.

Mash

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josber posted this 31 January 2022

I worked at Starrett tool Co for 26 years so this is blasphemy to me, lol  Starrett has the same type of mic, and is Starrett is an American Co. located in Athol Ma.  Please give them a look. 

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porthos posted this 31 January 2022

isn't starett getting some of their measureing equiptment made  "offshore"

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admiral posted this 31 January 2022

isn't starett getting some of their measureing equiptment made  "offshore"

Yes, 

they have a line of measuring tools made in China.

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alphabrass posted this 01 February 2022

My first choice is always Athol Mass. made Starrett.  I did first purchase the Starrett digital mike, made in China, and it is a shame that Starrett put their name on it.  The Mitutoyo is superior in all ways.

 

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alamogunr posted this 25 February 2022

 If I was 20 years younger and didn't have 30 years experience using a Brown & Sharp vernier mic and was somewhat biased against digital, battery operated measuring instruments, I would give that mic serious thought.

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Eutectic posted this 10 March 2022

I bought this micrometer stand on Amazon 12$ cast iron.

Keeps your hot hands off the micrometer.

When you need a third hand or are doing precise measurements it is priceless.

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