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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

Great Caliper

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Verified Buyer


This is a joy to use, it's accurate and looks gorgeous . I keep mine hanging on the wall where I can always grab it quickly. Sturdy frame, easily readable dial and good ergonomics for right or left hand. Glad I got this tool!

4.0

Essential tool.

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Verified Buyer


I've been using this wonderful thickness caliper for over a year on my mando soundboards and backs. It is designed specifically for that task, and does it well. Recently, the tool fell to the floor from about 2 feet. When I picked it up, the dial indicator wouldn't work correctly, even though the words "shock proof" are printed on the face. I didn't want to put the same quality dial indicator on this great tool, so I ordered a very high quality one. i now have a "tricked out" thickness caliper, that's even better than ever.

4.0

Great tool, could use a couple tweaks

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Verified Buyer


Very well made and accurate- just wish the throat was deeper so you could get it into an assembled instrument....

5.0

Thickness caliper (metric)

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Verified Buyer


Well made, accurate and reasonably priced (the same tool in Europe is twice the price of this one).

5.0

graduating calipers

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Verified Buyer


The Graduating Calipers are a fantastic deal . They are solid and work accurately. I am a machinist by day and use tools everyday, for the money this is a fine choice.

5.0

Thickness Caliper

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Verified Buyer


Several luthiers suggested that thickness calipers are not really necessary. You can make one out of wood or some other homemade version. However, since voicing the guitar is a direct funcion of thicknessing the top, I decided to purchase the StewMac calipers. I do not regret that decision. I now believe that if you are serious about making a quality instrument, one of these calipers is a must. If you cut corners here, I think you will be sorry later.

5.0

Thicknessing Caliper

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Verified Buyer


As someone who works in metric sizes I am very pleased with Stewmac's latest addition to their measuring instruments. Measuring in small sizes is easier for me in millimetres rather than thous and decimal inches. But I suppose it is what you are used to. The instrument is light easy to use and looks an item of proper quality

5.0

Thickness calipers...

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Verified Buyer


A tool that you wonder how you managed without it, half the price of similar calipers in the U.K, accuracy is the key in this game, so another must have item for the toolkit..

5.0

Delighted

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Verified Buyer


My Thickness Caliper has proved invaluable and extremely accurate in preparing my Soundboards and backs so much so that I have no hesitation in recommending this unit.

5.0

Great Value

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Verified Buyer


I find the thought of thicknessing tops to exacting standards rather intimidating when I'm carving a mandolin. I decided to try out this caliper and I'm very glad I did. Easy to use, very accurate and very well made. My recent mando now has a monster top because I was able to carve the graduated top accurately. I highly recommend this tool to any Luthier.

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StewMac PDF Catalog, page 27 See Thickness Caliper
on page 27 of our StewMac Digital Catalog