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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Luthier's Digital Caliper

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Luthier's Digital Caliper

About This Item

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

Digital Caipers

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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.

3.0

Average caliper

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These are pretty average calipers. We found that they did not accurately repeat measurements, especially under .020. Find a used set of calipers, cut a notch in the jaw with a dremel wheel and you're there.

4.0

Nice for the money.

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It's always hard to tell with these less expensive calipers until you get them in hand, so I was happy that the quality of this turned out as high as it is. not a real high-end unit, but certainly up to the tasks it's designed for. I've found the notch in the end of the beam particularly useful on one of my problem fretboards to assure myself that the high fret I found was a local backbow problem rather than poor leveling. Only thing I'd change is the case, which I'd prefer to have one snap-latch rather than two, so that it'd be easier to get into.

5.0

I liked very much

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Problems of measurements were resolved with this tool. Recomended.

4.0

Great until.....

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Awesome little tool. It's great for all sorts of things including checking the gauge of strings when customers don't know what sizes they use. It's quite awesome until the batteries start going out then it reads incorrectly. What puzzles me is that Stew-Mac does NOT sell the SR44 battery that this thing uses. Come on Stew-Mac! Grrrrrr.....

5.0

Very good

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And usefull tool.

5.0

Digital Caliper

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A must!! This thing goes beyond just fret setting.....a worth while expense......JCM

5.0

excellent

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excellent tool

3.0

Not a happy caliper!

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Works alright when I first got mine, then I noticed the battery life was'nt very long, and had to zero in all the time. I replaced the batteries twice already. I prefer the old time dial indictor with no batteries as opposed to the digital.

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