PAGE 140 — MITUTOYO DIAL CALIPER
PROFESSIONAL REPAIRS & SALES IN THE U.S.A. SINCE 1959
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The workmanship of this Brazilian made Mitutoyo dial caliper is clean and refined. It has the much sought after thumb roller which gives you great control in opening and closing the jaws. The sides of the beam have been coated with titanium. This means that there won't be any play—and errors—because of heavy use. It also gives them a nice and smooth slide. The dial numbers are very large and readable on a bright white face, without any annoying and misleading subdivisions.
Take note that, because of their low price, repairs will not be economical. Treat these (especially the 4" and 6" models) as "throw-aways" when the time comes. If you just need to replace a crystal or other simple part, you can always buy parts online. This is one of the reasons we recommend the Mitutoyo dial calipers: parts will be available (theoretically from any Mitutoyo distributor, if you ask nicely) except possibly for the oldest (obsolete) models, and that's understandable.
To use the calipers for depth measurement, add a T-Bar depth base attachment as shown on page 203.
We all know by now that you will find the best prices on Amazon. We want you to make certain that you buy the genuine Mitutoyo calipers, not one of the Chinese Mitutoyo imitations currently flooding the market.
Be wary of buying so-called Mitutoyo from anyone other than an authorized Mitutoyo distributor!
By clicking the Amazon.com links shown below you will be able to buy these calipers directly from Mitutoyo and not from a third-party. It is the best way to avoid getting ripped off and you will be saving 25% to 32% off list price.
Check it out and don't hesitate to place an order. You will not be buying from us because we can no longer compete with these cost-saving prices. Still, we will be making a few pennies by having referred you to Mitutoyo at Amazon.com and, thank you!
Genuine Mitutoyo 6" model 505-742 has the standard white dial.
Some models have carbide jaws for wear resistance
|Range||New Mitutoyo Model||Old Model||Dial Color||Sale Price US$|
|6"||505-742||505-675||white||check price and stock|
|6"||505-742-51||505-675-51||blue||check price and stock|
|6"||505-742-52||505-675-52||purple||check price and stock|
|6"||505-742-53||505-675-53||green||check price and stock|
|6"||505-742-54||505-675-54||red||check price and stock|
|6"||505-742-55||505-675-55||orange||check price and stock|
|6"||505-742-56||505-675-56||black||check price and stock|
|6"||505-736||–||white with carbide OD jaws||check price and stock|
|6"||505-738||–||white with carbide OD and ID jaws||check price and stock|
|8"||505-743||505-676 and 505-644-50||white||check price and stock|
|12"||505-746||505-677 and 505-645-50||white||check price and stock|
Q: I own a Mitutoyo dial caliper, code number 505-675. It can read to the nearest thousandth of an inch, supposedly, so I could measure a distance, for example: 1.253". However, there is also a scale on the blade for mm. Is this mm scale just there so I can know "approximately" the distance in mm? Am I missing something?
Q: The hand no longer returns to zero. Can I make an adjustment?
Q: I gather from your site that you could also repair my old Mitutoyo dial caliper. Is that true and/or is it probably even worth considering doing?
Q: Which screws should I order for the slider stop? I need to replace the slider stop, the black plastic piece at the end of the caliper beam. It fell out and I lost it.
Q: I need a thumb roller hook for a Mitutoyo caliper model 500-351.Your parts list shows that I need thumb roller hook 145120 that is discontinued without replacement. The parts list also shows thumb roller hook P/N 141941. Will this work or am I screwed?
Q: I have an old model Mitutoyo caliper and I'm not sure if I can use the dial from a new model. Will this cause problems?
Q: Do Mitutoyo calipers get oiled when reassembled?
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