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    Woodcraft - Wixey Dual Display Fractional Caliper

    Received an email from Woodcraft today - the Wixey Dual Display Fractional Caliper is on sale for $35.99 (regularly $51.99) until May 31, 2009.

    I recently bought one of these and they are a great instrument - easy to use/read and precise.

    http://www.woodcraft.com/product.asp...fcode=09IN05NL

    Jim

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    True. I bought one for dad and traded him for his fractional dial calipers as they were hard for him to read.
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    I got the same notice in an email today. 36 bucks plus shipping and shipping here is outrages. I went to Wixey online and they had them for 39 bucks free freight even to Hawaii. I needed one so I got it comming!
    Aloha,

    What goes around, comes around.

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    I have one of those. The battery died...

    And my very cool digital angle gauge? That battery died too...

    So now I'm thinking of getting their digital router lift indicator. Think the battery will die?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Wow Bill, it's a shame they don't sell batteries in your neck o' the woods.

    No worries, though. I hear the router lift gauge has the new Mr. Fusion™ batteries that never die.
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    Bill, the batteries in all my Wixey stuff (except the items I got straight from Barry) were either dead or very weak. I did learn that saving a buck on replacements was a false economy. The cheap ones died within a few months. The Duracells are (dare I say it?) still going.
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    Yep a great deal. I did ask the maker of the wixey products why there was no AC adapotor and was told there was no need for one. It wouod be nice to have this one the planer heigth guage. I did add one of these calipers to my order, hopefuly the batery last awhile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    Bill, the batteries in all my Wixey stuff (except the items I got straight from Barry) were either dead or very weak. I did learn that saving a buck on replacements was a false economy. The cheap ones died within a few months. The Duracells are (dare I say it?) still going.
    Me too, I now use Duracells. This has to do with the type of lithiun technology used and the consequencial internal resistance and open circuit cell voltage.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Me too, I now use Duracells. This has to do with the type of lithiun technology used and the consequencial internal resistance and open circuit cell voltage.
    "......consequencial internal resistance and open circuit cell voltage."

    Rob, as a moderator, I must warn you, you cannot use language like that here. Just think of all the iggerant minds you are confusing out there.

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    Wixey is a good company with quality products.

    That being said I am very happy with my $20 Harbor Freight 12" Metric/SAE Decimal/Fractional calipers.

    It was said somewhere else on this site most of the measurements we make are relative, being that we measure and transfer, rather than perform low tolerance measurements.



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