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Thickness Caliper

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Item # 5193
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Thickness Caliper

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High quality caliper is designed specifically for luthiers, with a deep 9" (228mm) reach to accommodate an archtop guitar, mandolin, violin or viola.

Inch or metric models for archtop carving!
To carve an archtop instrument you need fast, precise measurements of critical top and back thicknesses. Our caliper does the job with just a flick of your thumb.

The dial indicator is accurate to .001" (the metric model to 0.01mm) for thicknesses up to 1" (25mm). It has an adjustable zero point, and can also be positioned for left-hand use. You can install the removable brass foot for convenient freestanding operation, or take your measurements freehand; the sturdy lightweight aluminum frame is easy to handle.


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5.0

A Christmas present to myself!

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I have been limping along for years with a poor excuse of this tool made up of a wooden frame, a very cheap dial gauge, and a bolt. What a pleasure to have such a fine tool to use now with measurements I can actually rely on. I find myself using it far more than just graduating soundboards. It is so easy to use and having the stand available is a big plus. This is the only one I could find that measures in inches and I'm too old to go to metric now. Thanks for making this available!

Ken Bloom

5.0

All good

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I've been using it for 2 or 3 years now and so far so good.

3.0

Good to .2 inches

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This is a great tool for the range of finish dimensions of a top or bottom, but I noticed that anything above ~ .150 inches the brass pull on the end of the dial caliper actually gets in the way and causes errors in measurements of as much as .050.

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