I'm going to be teaching a wheel building
course at the local bike coop here in the
early part of next year and will require the
participants to buy and learn to use a vernier
caliper as part of the introduction.
I'm old enough to be kinda shocked at the
current prices of the quality made in USA stuff
as well as the generally crappy nature of the
stamped steel made in India stuff at Home Depot
and Sears. A lot of chinese import stuff like
optics has made a quantum leap in the last
few years in terms of quality. I cannot reasonably
expect these guys to spend more than 20 or 30
bucks for a set of calipers, and I'm pretty set on
vernier scale models both as the most durable
and as a learning experience.
Does anyone out there have any suggestions/
experience with the stuff in this range available
from an internet retailer like Amazon or AEBike?
I've done a search on Amazon and the most likely
alternative I can come up with is:
Thanks for your experience/opinions. I'm sure glad
I bought mine when they didn't require a bank loan
for a decent one.