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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Always one of our most popular items when we exhibit at luthiers conventions!

Our Luthier's Digital Caliper combines precision, ease of use, versatility and an attractive price, but its usefulness for fret work makes it special.

Customized for fretwork!
We added a custom jaw notch for accurately measuring fretwire crown height (the height above the fretboard). This is essential for comparing new wire to original wire. And thanks to a great idea by repairman Frank Ford, we've also added a notch on the depth gauge to measure fret height on the instrument—a real time saver.

  • Measures fret height before AND after fret installation
  • Accurate readouts in inches or millimeters
  • A must for all precision guitar work

Handy for lots of other measuring jobs in the shop—nuts, saddles, tuners, tool setups and more—this caliper has long-life stainless steel jaws. Featuring LCD digital readouts in inches or millimeters, it measures outside, inside and depth dimensions up to 6" (154mm), with super-accurate .0005" (.01mm) resolution. The jaws can be locked at any position.

LR44 battery and durable plastic storage case included.


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4.0

Every bench needs one

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Does everything that I expected. This unit replaced my dial caliper from the early 80's and the extra features, especially the metric readout, are a big plus! I agree with other reviewers,though, about storing the caliper in the provided case. I have to remove the battery when I store it in the plastic case or it gets turned on when closing the lid!

5.0

Essential tool

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Yes, you can buy similar products for less. Big deal. The notches in the jaw and end make guitar work easier. I have a set of measures from an old aerospace machine shop calibrated to the 10,000th of an inch. I checked this out against them and was surprised to find this accurate to the display. I work one handed and find the two-snap case a bit inconvenient. I didn't care for it when both hands worked, either. If I could suggest an improvement it would be an automatic shut-off if left idle too long to save battery life. Like the case, a minor inconvenience and not enough to downgrade my opinion.

4.0

Very good with one minor problem

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This is a good caliper, reasonably priced and accurate. The carrying case seems durable enough - it's a nice piece of gear. The only problem I have had is that the power button is easy enough to push that the caliper can turn itself on in the case just from the little bit of wiggle room it has in there. I frequently open my case to find my caliper is on. That said, I've been using it for a while now and the battery is still good...so buy a few extra batteries and put them where you can find them and don't worry about it!

5.0

Amazing Digital Caliper

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The Luthier's Digital Caliper is a very good and useful tool. It's accurate and precise. I¦m very satisfied with it.

5.0

Luthier's Digital Caliper

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The luthier's digital caliper is great.
It's accurate and very reliable as long as you don't forget to recalibrate it after measuring fret hight.

5.0

Great specialized tool.

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A bit pricey, but exactly what is needed for fret work, worth every penny! Accurate, repeatable results.

5.0

Great value and accuracy

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Wish I had got one of these ages ago. Beats using a ruler any day!

4.0

Digital Caliper

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Well the first one I bought was not working, it turned on at will. SM replaced it without question, the next one I got was better but still turns on as soon as you touch it. Maybe it's working the way it should. Over all it works good a little pricey but they stand behind all their products, and that is priceless! Highly recommend this tool. I wish it came with some kind of learning chart.

5.0

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These are good callipers. Solid to the touch, practical, metric and imperial measurement. A grub screw that is reliable. The on/off means the battery lasts longer. I bought a cheap pair from my local tool shop that lasted 5 months before the grub screw was stripped. The StewMac ones are far superior and a quality tool essential to precision work.

5.0

Great

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This is my first caliper. Not only does it help me make accurate measurements for my guitar and ukelele builds, but I use it for so many other woodworking hobbies. A great tool to have by your side. Thanks.

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