We've been repairing dial calipers for over 50 years and experience shows us that 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.
Brown & Sharpe dial calipers 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. The Swiss design is made of hardened stainless steel for long wear.
|B&S Model||Range||Length of Jaws||Dial Color||TESA No.|
|599-579-4||6"||1.5"||white||00580020||check stock and price|
|599-579-5||6"||1.5"||black||—||check stock and price|
|599-579-8-1||8"||1.9"||white||—||check stock and price|
|599-579-8-5-1||8"||1.9"||black||—||check stock and price|
|599-579-12-1||12"||2.5"||white||—||check stock and price|
|599-579-12-5-1||12"||2.5"||black||00580014||check stock and price|
|599-579-14||150 mm||40 mm||yellow||—||check stock and price|
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.
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.
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.
Q: Why is there a TESA number?
Q: What holds the crystal in place on the 599-579-5? It came apart in my shop.
Q: Isn't there a caliper without a dial? My Dad used to have one in his shop.
Q: What is the bezel lock for and how do I use it?
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