This page is designed to help you find equivalents to metric dial indicators which you might own or want to replace. It will show the new models when others have become obsolete. It can also help you find better quality equivalents or—vice versa—cheaper alternatives.
If you are looking for indicators with larger diameter bezels (approx. 58 mm) please see page 70.
We've taken the major parameters into account: the range, the graduations, the dial diameter and the stem diameter.
On all these metric models, the stem diameter is 8 mm. Some indicators ship with a lug back, others have flat backs and lug backs need to be ordered separately.
There will of course be some variation from one manufacturer to another. For a detailed comparison of manufacturers and brand names, refer to page 14.
Where they're made:
- Compac: Switzerland
- Etalon: Switzerland
- Federal: USA
- Kafer: Germany (although some models are now made in China)
- Mahr: Germany
- Mercer: Switzerland (current models only)
- Mitutoyo: Japan
- Roch: Switzerland
- SPI: China
- Standard Gage: Switzerland and China (current models only)
- Starrett: USA
- Teclock: Japan
- Tesa: Switzerland
This page does not claim to be exhaustive. There are undoubtedly other options including many off-brand Chinese imports.
Items with links will take you to pages with further details. Items which have been "greyed out" are discontinued.