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Gene T
 
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Hello all,
This may seem like an odd post but has a last resort I may need to shorten
a 4 inch digital caliper with a hardened stainless scale. What would be the
best method to cut this? I also realize that I will have to reattach the
stop. Thanks for any input!!!
Gene

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Nick Müller
 
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Gene T wrote:

This may seem like an odd post but has a last resort I may need to shorten
a 4 inch digital caliper with a hardened stainless scale.


They aren't realy hard, sometimes. I have cut one just with a hack saw.
But you also can use a angle grinder with a cutting disk. Try to keep it
cool! You might lose the last few mm's functionality, but it doesn't
matter, the electronics won't reach that part.


HTH,
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Default Shortening caliper length?

I did a 6" to 4" with a cut-off wheel and cleaned it up with a file. A
little superglue to keep the fiberglass from fraying. Drill and rivet the
stop back on. Works fine!

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Hello all,
This may seem like an odd post but has a last resort I may need to
shorten a 4 inch digital caliper with a hardened stainless scale. What
would be the best method to cut this? I also realize that I will have to
reattach the stop. Thanks for any input!!!
Gene

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Default Shortening caliper length?

This may seem like an odd post but has a last resort I may need to
shorten a 4 inch digital caliper with a hardened stainless scale. What
would be the best method to cut this? I also realize that I will have to
reattach the stop. Thanks for any input!!!


I believe someone recently posted a message about using one as a cheap DRO
scale and said they cut the jaws off with a cutoff wheel on a Dremel tool.

A quick Google search found this message:

http://groups.google.com/group/rec.c...f4d2754d2d1766

Best Regards,
Keith Marshall


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