Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
I have a Mitutoyo 8" that I've had for over 20 years, good kit. What I don't like about it, though, is the LCD is small and getting harder to read as it ages...or maybe as my eyes age LOL. Also, I don't like that when you turn it off, you have to reset the zero every time. Even the el cheapo HF calipers retain zero, surprisingly enough. I am typically a middle-of-the-road kinda guy. So a while back I picked up the iGaging Absolute Origin 6" and am pretty happy with that one. The fit and finish is nice, better than the HF set that is a bit rough to me. The iGaging is smooth, display is good size and works as intended. For $35 or $40, I think it's worth it over the HF set, even though the HF is probably fine for most. If I were to buy another, I'd probably opt for the one that also does fractions as that is kinda nice to have too sometimes.
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