[Vwdiesel] Tool recomendation
jrasite at eoni.com
Fri Feb 7 16:49:28 EST 2003
Federal, Mitutoyo, Starrett, Brown & Sharpe, Fowler. Mitu and Starrett
are probably the most common. Teclock, Central Tool Company and most
Chinese manufacturers are best avoided. Look for three point gages.
Note that you'll also need a ring gage to set the dial bore gage.
Something approximating the bore size that you'll be measuring.
Telescoping guages and a caliper is okay for comparison, but I wouldn't
use that method to "measure" a bore. Calipers typically just aren't
that accurate when opened way up. Much better to use a mic. And
practice!!!! Obtaining accurate results is a matter of feel.
Poking around Ebay yields the following that I might take a chance on:
Cheap. Occasional use:
Excellent quality. Production use:(I didn't check the bore size for a VW
Diesel, so I'm guessing here. There's one the next size down there too.)
Setting master. (Needs Jo Blocks) Current bid is a steal. That's a $600
piece of equipment.
And finally, a ring gage:
QA Engineer in a past life. Much of it spend measuring Orbiter parts...
LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:
> Sears used to have them and they were about $150 and that was over
> 10 years ago. They ain't cheap and are a little hard to find. Telescoping
> gauge set and caliper or mic is the way most go. I happened on a couple
> dial bore gauges for a good price, just missing the dial indicators. :)
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