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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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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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5.0

Important Tool For Precison and Accuracy!

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The simple features that are added to this tool make fretwork and nutwork so much easier. The slots for measuring fretwire on/off the fretboard ... simple yet verry effective!

2.0

Accurate but some design flaws

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I've found them to be pretty accurate. Much better at reading string sizes than dial calipers. However, they feel really cheap for what you pay (no tool should have delicate plastic parts), and the auto turn on feature is terrible. You have to be so careful when putting them down because it will turn itself on and drain the battery. I'm not sure why you would need calipers to automatically turn on when you begin to slide them open. You should be able to turn this feature off. As far as I know, you can't.

4.0

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is a very useful and good quality, the only fault I could find is that with the slightest movement of the head so it is very difficult to move it in its box without turning on automatically and runs on battery ....

5.0

Great Caliper

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Always on my bench!

5.0

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just purchased this caliper. I was having trouble trying to get proper measurements on nuts and everything else. i have never used anything like this before. I am so pleased because it is so easy to use and soooo accurate. thanks

5.0

How Did I Live Without Em!!!!!

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I Hand carve all my necks here at Neville Guitars, so when I get a order for a certain size neck,it makes it a dream to nail the correct size with these digital calipers.

5.0

Excellent

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Practical tool and very accurate.

5.0

Amazing little machine!

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Dead on accurate! Measures everything you need it to plus more. Another great tool from StewMac.

2.0

Short life !

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This caliper have much more problems can you imagine. The ideas to measure the fret crown out or inserted on the fretboard is so great, but the tool is low quality!

5.0

Zero and Measure

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The main reason I bought this was for fretwork. I was sick of getting inconsistent readings with fret height because of how easy it is to get an inaccurate reading with standard calipers. Is it .052" high or .046" high? I like my frets best in a relatively narrow margin of height, so getting this dialed in is very, very important to me. For checking fret height, I first zero the calipers after getting the depth probe level with the base of the calipers. I put the calipers on a flat surface, lower the depth probe until it firmly touches, make sure everything's level, take it off and push the zero button. The depth probe on mine is level with the base at just about .077". It doesn't get any easier for accurately measuring fret height: just zero and measure. That's the primary reason I bought these, because I was in love with an old pair of Browne and Sharpe dial calipers. But I've been using these for everything now and haven't touched my dial calipers in a long time. I can get the exact measurements on screw threads and shafts, drill bit flutes, etc. - it just makes everything faster, easier and more accurate. I love this thing and use it all the time. For me it's an invaluable addition to the toolbox.

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