This Japanese company is possibly the largest single manufacturer of precision measuring tools outside of China. Some of their products were, until a few years ago, assembled in the USA of Japanese components and somewhat misleadingly labeled "made in USA."
Mitutoyo leads the field in digital measurement technology and what we really like is the fact that they never stop improving their products. Unfortunately this also means that this year's innovations will be out-dated before you can count to five tenths, but that's the nature of digital technology and we have all learned to live with it.
It isn't always easy to spell. Mititoyo, Mitituyu, Mitotuyo, Mititoya are variations often seen. It isn't the easiest brand name to pronounce, either. It's a bit of a tongue twister for English speakers. Try: Mitt-oo-toy-o with the stress ideally placed at the beginning of the word.
Mitutoyo has an excellent online catalog and a comprehensive data base of parts breakdowns including models that pre-date the digital age. Their catalog is full of details and more products than anyone can dream of. We have chosen to highlight some of our favorites on this web-site.
How can I tell if it is a fake Mitutoyo?
The Chinese are very busy making Mitutoyo fakes which are, on the surface, quite convincing. So much so, that Mitutoyo is forced to change its model numbers every two or three years to keep ahead. The best way to avoid getting an inferior Chinese imitation is to buy only from an authentic Mitutoyo distributor located in the United States. Do not buy from other countries, including Japan. You may be sorely disappointed to receive your new indicator by China Post. Be on the lookout for phrases such as "70% off list price" and other unreasonable discounts. No genuine Mitutoyo gage can be sold for those prices. If you buy through Amazon, look for the words "sold and shipped by Amazon". If another distributor's name is listed on Amazon, you may want to call Mitutoyo first to find out if they are legitimate. The large catalog companies are probably safe: Travers, Grainger, MSC, etc. because they have a reputation to uphold. If you want to buy directly from a distributor and by-pass Amazon, check the Mitutoyo web site for one in your area. Sometimes distributors can be very helpful in ways that the automated Amazon site can not. If you have already received a fake Mitutoyo caliper or indicator and can not return it (usually the case) just go ahead and use it until it breaks down, but be more careful the next time around.
At Long Island Indicator Service we only repair mechanical Mitutoyo test indicators, dial indicators, indicating micrometers and dial bore gages.
Digital gages are best sent to the manufacturer for servicing. For information in the U.S., phone Mitutoyo at +1 (630) 978-5385
For details about our repair services, please check page 30.
If you are so inclined, we also have a repair manual for the Mitutoyo test indicators.
Mitutoyo 513-402 .0005" Test Indicator
Mitutoyo indicator repair
Mitutoyo digimatic indicator with SPC output
Mitutoyo solar powered digimatic indicator with SPC output
Mitutoyo dial indicator 1" travel
Mitutoyo dial indicator 1" travel with reverse reading
Mitutoyo dial indicator .0001"
Mitutoyo dial indicator 2" travel
Mitutoyo dial indicator metric
Mitutoyo backs for dial indicators
Mitutoyo Pocket Type test indicator
Mitutoyo test indicators series 513 with 20° tilted dial face
Mitutoyo test indicators series 513 with flat dials "QuickSet"
Mitutoyo test indicator attachments and holders
Mitutoyo magnetic indicator stand
Mitutoyo indicator calibrator
Mitutoyo back plunger dial indicator
Mitutoyo 505-675-56 Dial Caliper
Mitutoyo dial calipers
Mitutoyo depth base attachment for dial calipers
Mitutoyo 500-196-30 Digimatic Calipers
Mitutoyo digital Digimatic calipers
Mitutoyo Digimatic digital calipers with SPC output
Mitutoyo Digimatic coolant proof digital calipers with SPC output
Mitutoyo solar powered digital caliper
Mitutoyo depth base attachment for digital calipers
Mitutoyo 103-177 Micrometer
Mitutoyo blade micrometer
Mitutoyo point micrometer
Mitutoyo Digimatic coolant proof micrometer with friction thimble
Mitutoyo QuantuMike coolant proof digital micrometer
Mitutoyo Quickmike coolant proof digital micrometer with SPC output
Mitutoyo indicating micrometer
Mitutoyo 511-932 Dial Bore Gauge Set, 0.7"-6" Range
Mitutoyo dial bore gage series 511
Mitutoyo dial bore gage series 511 for blind hole measurement
Mitutoyo 7326S Dial Thickness Gauge
Mitutoyo dial thickness gage and alternatives
Mitutoyo dial thickness gage with 4.7" deep throat
Mitutoyo Quick Mini digital thickness gage
Mitutoyo digital thickness gage with SPC output
Mitutoyo thickness gage with interchangeable anvils
Mitutoyo spare parts (for test indicators and dial indicators only)
Mitutoyo repairs (for mechanical gages only)
If you are looking to purchase from Mitutoyo outside of the United States, you will have to contact a distributor in your own country. If you need help finding a distributor, please contact Mitutoyo in Japan at (044) 813 8201 or one of the following:
- Mitutoyo Canada at 1-905-821-1261
- Mitutoyo México at (525) 312-5612
- Mitutoyo UK at 44 (1264) 353123
- Mitutoyo India (New Delhi) at (91) 11-2637 2090