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Brown & Sharpe dial calipers
genuine Swiss made dial calipers

 

We've been repairing dial calipers for over 50 years and experience shows us that Swiss made Brown & Sharpe are among the best calipers available. Although repairs are not likely to be economical, spare parts are available should you want to attempt some simple fixes.

  • Check out the competition: see a brand comparison on page 11

     

B&S 6" dial caliper

 

Brown & Sharpe dial calipers shown above are available with white (actually a dull silver) or black dials. If you have no experience with black dials, then we suggest you go for the regular white dial. The length of the jaws on these dial calipers is 1.5" which is pretty much the norm.

The maximum error on these B&S dial calipers is less than or equal to .001" for the first four inches. Above four inches, the maximum error is about .0012" If you need better accuracy, you should be using a micrometer instead of a dial caliper.

Redesigned, foam lined, plastic storage case with the Tesa logo is included. Manufacturer's calibration certificate enclosed. Swiss made of hardened stainless steel for long wear.

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Save money by placing your order online. The purchase order price is shown in case you need to send us a PO.

Model

Range

Grads

Dial color

Order no.

Purchase order price

Internet Discount Price

599-579-4

6"

.001"

white

00580020

166.00

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599-579-5

6"

.001"

black

599-579-5

166.00

check stock and price

 

 

 

Questions and Answers

Q: What holds the crystal in place on the 599-579-5? It came apart in my shop.

A: The lens is held in place with its own pressure. If the metal bezel is still nice and round, a new crystal can be pressed in place and it will stay put. The wavy metal washer and the black plastic ring go underneath the crystal and keep the crystal from touching the dial hand. For new crystals and other spare parts refer to page 75.
 

Q: Isn't there a caliper without a dial? My Dad used to have one in his shop.

A: Vernier calipers don't have dials. There is almost nothing that can go wrong with them because there are no moving parts. The only possible difficulty is that you need pretty good eyesight to read them. They are still available from different manufacturers. Vernier calipers are the our calipers of choice. Take a look at page 136 for details.

 



 

B&S 8" dial caliper

 

Just like the 6" calipers pictured above except for the longer range. This model has a thumb wheel for easier control. Jaws are 1.9" long. The wood box is no longer included. The calipers now come in a hard plastic case. Optional depth base is available. See bottom of this page.

The maximum error on these B&S dial calipers is less than or equal to .001" for the first four inches. Above four inches, the maximum error is about .0012"

  • 8" calipers with white dial #599-579-8-1
  • 8" calipers with black dial #599-579-8-5-1

     

Model

Range

Grads

Dial color

Order no.

Purchase order price

Internet Discount Price

579-8-1

8"

.001"

white

599-579-8-1

296.00

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579-8-5-1

8"

.001"

black

599-579-8-5-1

296.00

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pointinghandvintageimagegraphicsfairy2a1Hint: you can usually save money by ordering online. Stock check will be through Amazon where you are welcome to place an order, if you like.

B&S 12" dial caliper

 

Jaw length is 2.5" on these larger dial calipers. This model has a thumb wheel for easier control. Case included. Optional depth base is available at bottom of this page.

  • 12" caliper with white dial #599-579-12-1
  • 12" caliper with black dial #599-579-12-5-1 (shown above)

Model

Range

Grads

Max error

Dial color

Order no.

List Price

Your Price

579-12-1

12"

.001"

**

white

599-579-12-1

353.00

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579-12-5-1

12"

.001"

**

black

00580014

353.00

290.00 (*)

 

* only one piece remains at this discounted price. You can order online by clicking the price link above.

** The maximum error on these B&S dial calipers is less than or equal to .001" for the first four inches. Above four inches, the maximum error is about .0012"

pointinghandvintageimagegraphicsfairy2a2You may order online by selecting any of the links shown above.

B&S 150 mm dial caliper

 

Metric dial calipers with 0,02 mm resolution. These are the metric equivalents to the 6" calipers shown above. They come with a yellow dial. The depth base attachment is optional on these. It will take the same size depth base as the 6" model.

If you are looking for metric dial calipers with different specs (0.01 mm graduations, for example) please see page 97.

 

Model

Range

Grads

Max error

Dial color

Order no.

List Price

Your Price

579-14

150 mm

0.02 mm

**

yellow

599-579-14

209.00

check

 

** The maximum error on these B&S dial calipers is less than or equal to 20 µm for the first 100 mm. Above 100 mm, the maximum error is about 30 µm.

pointinghandvintageimagegraphicsfairy2aYou may order online by selecting any of the links shown above.

Treat yourself to a new wooden box

 

The calipers above all come with hard plastic cases which do good service in the tool box and the rain forests of Peru. But, you may have reasons for desiring this wooden version. It will safeguard your investment and make them presentable, too.

These wooden boxes (made from those same rain forests, no doubt) are ideal for gift giving and they're pretty impressive when you keep them polished.

Designed for all B&S, Etalon and Tesa 6" mechanical calipers. Item No. 599-578-9999 ... click to check stock and price

Alas, they aren't quite what they used to be. It is by no means of a real woodworker's quality. And think of this: if you store your precious calipers in an unlined wood box, and drop it on the floor, what will the shock do to your calipers? To the jaws? You may want to stick to the foam lined plastic box that came with your calipers instead.

Depth Base Attachment

 

 

In order to use the calipers for measuring depth of grooves and bores, use this attachment (shown with calipers). It slides onto the end of the caliper beam and is fastened in place with a lock screw. The calipers can now be used as a depth gage. For all Brown & Sharpe, Tesa and Etalon dial caliper models. These are the genuine made in Switzerland depth bases.

More stuff about calipers...

 

  • Calibration procedures for dial calipers on page 7
  • Check out the competition: brand comparison on page 11
  • Dial caliper accessories for measuring undercuts and bore centers, etc. page 102
  • Do-it-Yourself repair guide on page 44
  • General instructions of caliper use on page 11
  • Spare parts on page 72
  • Vernier calipers on page 136
  • Valueline the economic version of the Brown & Sharpe calipers on page 119

 

from our book shelf

The Companion Reference Book on Dial and Test Indicators … page 178
BesTest and TesaTast Indicator Repair Manual … page 177
Starrett 711 Last Word Indicator Repair Manual … page 199
Interapid Indicator Repair Manual … page 208
Compac Test Indicator Repair Manual ... page 194
 

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