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Old 12-17-06, 05:50 PM   #1
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Difference between these calipers?

I am buying those Mitutoyo DM coolant proof calipers with the IP66 rating. Does anybody know what difference there is between these two?
http://cgi.ebay.com/Mitutoyo-6-DM-Ca...QQcmdZViewItem
http://www.penntoolco.com/catalog/pr...ategoryID=5964
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Old 12-17-06, 10:15 PM   #2
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They look like the same caliper to me.
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Old 12-18-06, 06:01 AM   #3
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Except the buttons. One has two buttons, one has only one. Wondering if that means anything
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Twice as many things to push?
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I can't see what that other button does, but I think I can guess...

Some have a zero feature, so you can set zero anywhere on the scale.

If it's important, be sure you get standard or metric. One of them (on ebaY) has both scales, the other only has metric (I thought 16.68 looked a bit off on that second one. I'm used to reading in inches!) Some calipers can switch, but the markings on the scale will be off. Maybe that's why the first on has two buttons...and two scales.

I personally prefer dial calipers. It's much easier for me to pre-set them to a specific measurement.

Hope this helps!
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I was going to add...be sure you get a caliper that is at least 6" long. They have 4" shorties, but the end jams into your palm while you're trying to use them.

I think both of these are 6" models.
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