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Companion Reference Guide For Test Indicators

Test indicator accessories and holders made in Switzerland for Bestest, Interapid, Compac, Tesatast and all other high quality test indicators

 

 

We are pleased to offer you the following selection of top-quality Swiss-made test indicator holders and attachments. If you've been burned by cheap holders that won't fit, you'll appreciate these holders made by Tesa in Switzerland.

Although specifically designed for Bestest, Interapid, Compac and Tesatast indicators, these holders and attachments will work with any manufacturer's indicator that has a dovetail.

If you'd also like to see a high-quality Swiss-made indicator stand go to page 126.

Brown & Sharpe Universal Dovetail Attachment

 

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Brown & Sharpe 599-7054 universal dovetail attachment fits any test indicator with dovetails such as BesTest, Interapid, Compac and Mitutoyo. The 1/4" diameter shank swivels until the knurled nut is tightened. Length of shank is 2-1/2" from the end to the center of the ball.

Stem attachment - fixed or swivel style

 

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TM8 (01840106) swivel stem with Ø 8 mm shaft shown above

Swiss quality and design: attaches to the dovetail portions of all your test indicators. The stem portion can then be attached to any number of fixtures and holders. The swivel holder, with a 15mm long stem, shown above, rotates freely (±30°) in all directions until tightened into the desired position. It can be used on any brand of indicator that has dovetails (Mitutoyo, Starrett, Bestest, Interapid, etc.) including generic low cost indicators.

  • These are the best quality stems available.
  • Fixed stems are similar but do not swivel.
  • Click on a linked order number below to purchase online.
  • For additional options, refer to the Dovetail Shank (fixed stem).

TESA Order No.

Compac No.

Shaft length

Diameter

Style

Price USD

01840107 (18.40107)

TA6

15 mm

5/16"

fixed stem

29.50 order now

01850106 (18.50106)

TMA4

15 mm

1/4"

swivel

47.00 order now

01840106 (18.40106)

TMA6

15 mm

5/16"

swivel

37.00 order now

01840109 (18.40109)

T4

15 mm

4 mm

fixed stem

29.50 order now

01840107 (18.40107)

T8

15 mm

8 mm

fixed stem

19.50 order now

01840108 (18.40108)

TM4

15 mm

4 mm

swivel

46.00 order now

01840106 (18.40106)

TM8

15 mm

8 mm

swivel

44.00 order now

 


Starrett PT22429 Dovetail Swivel Holder with long shank



 

Dovetail shank (fixed stem)

 

 

These non-swiveling Tesa stems attach to any dovetail on any brand test indicator. There's a screw slot on the end of the stem. Turning this with a standard screwdriver will tighten the stem onto the dovetail. Swiss-made.

Order No.

Type

Dimensions

Your Price

01840104 (18.40104)

Dovetail shank

4mm Ø x 12mm

42.00 order now

01860008 (18.60008)

Dovetail shank

6mm Ø x 12mm

40.00 order now

01840105 (18.40105)

Dovetail shank

8mm Ø x 12mm

29.50 order now

01850104 (18.50104)

Dovetail shank

7/32" Ø x .5"

40.00 order now

01850105 (18.50105)

Dovetail shank

1/4" Ø x .5"

40.00 order now

Angle holder

 

 

Cylindrical shank allows test indicators to be held at right angles. The thumb screw tightens down onto an 8mm or 3/8" stem attachment on your indicator. Made in Switzerland by Tesa.

  • 8mm diameter x 25mm long (bore = 8mm) 01840406 (18.40406) ... $64.00
  • 3/8" diameter x 1" long (bore = 3/8") (B&S 599-7043) Tesa 01850406 (18.50406)... $64.00

Rectangular or cylindrical shank

 

Works in conjunction with a clamp. Order the items separately from the list below. The clamp attaches to any dovetail. The rectangular or cylindrical shank fits into the 5.6mm diameter hole on the clamp (shown below). Tightening the knob will tighten both the rectangular shank and the dovetail at once.

 

This indispensable universal holder for lathes and height gages has been newly redesigned by the manufacturer. They replace the former Compac model SP and SPA holder. The rectangular or cylindrical shank attaches firmly to any dovetail (any manufacturer) and then clamps into the tool post holder or into the height gage. The indicator can swivel into many positions and then stays securely fixed when the knob is tightened. It will also accommodate a dial indicator with a standard 3/8" diameter stem. It's also an ideal way to calibrate both your test and dial test indicators when used with a height gage and some gage blocks. Order one shank (rectangular or cylindrical) and one clamp shown below. Swiss-made.

 

Order No.

Type

Dimensions

Your Price

01840203 (18.40203)

Rectangular

13 x 6 x 50mm

discontinued (*)

01850203 (18.50203)

Rectangular

1/2 x 1/4 x 2"

34.00 order now

01840202 (18.40202)

Cylindrical

8mm Ø x 80mm

no stock

01850202 (18.50202)

Cylindrical

3/8" Ø x 3.5"

34.00 order now

 

(*) Item is discontinued and replaced by 01850203.

 

Tesa test indicator holding clamp

 

 

Test indicator clamp with small hole = 5.6mm for rectangular and cylindrical shanks (shown above) and large hole = 3/8" for indicator. Will also fit the dovetails on any manufacturer's indicators. Can be disassembled into components.

  • Clamp 01860401 (18.60401) ... $41.00 order now

Are you looking for another combination of openings on this style clamp? Gem Instrument (made in USA) offers as many as 17 different combinations with 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" openings as well as custom sizes. Check out their online catalog.

 

Interapid Indicator Swivel Holder

 

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This versatile Swiss-made mounting stem (axial support) shown in the diagram above is 5-1/4" long and swivels at two points. The two joints allow for multiple positioning. One end has the dovetail attachment and an opening for the Interapid 4mm stem. An allen wrench (not supplied) is used to tighten the clamp. The other end has a mounting rod which can be gotten in two different diameters as follows:

 

A note of interest: there is a limited swivel of about 20% between the two leftmost joints on this holder. If you're at all handy with a Dremel and an abrasive sanding drum, you can modify the corners of these joints to give you complete side-to-side swivel.


 

Interapid Reducing Sleeve (adapter)

 

Interapid indicators come with a 4 mm diameter stem attached to the end of the instrument. This elegant Swiss-made sleeve, shown in the photo above, will fit over the stem so that you can attain different diameters. You can use this adapter on any 4 mm stem–Interapid or otherwise–to increase its diameter. The choices are:

  • 3/8" adapter (74.108943) 074108943 ... $27.50 order now
  • 8 mm adapter (74.108942) 074108942 … check below for discount pricing and stock


INTERAPID 74.108942 Reducing Sleeve for Dial Test Indicator, 8 mm

Stem Adapter Sleeve (bushing style)

 

This metal sleeve will fit over your 8 mm diameter indicator stem so that you can hold it with a 3/8" clamp or holder. Some of the best quality dial indicators only come with metric dimensions, so this adapter will be an absolute necessity if you're working in an imperial environment. Swiss made.

  • 8 mm to 3/8" sleeve 03560101 (35.60101) ... $21.50

Swiss Magnetic Base

 


Brown & Sharpe TESA 01639025 INTERAPID Magnetic Base with Articulated Arm and Fine Adjustment, 8.07" Arm Height, 7.9" Arm Length, 400N Measuring Force, V-Base for 1.18-5.9" Diameter

Use your Swiss made indicators and attachments with a quality Swiss made magnetic base.

 

 

LONG ISLAND INDICATOR REPAIR MANUALS

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
Mitutoyo Test Indicator Repair Manual … page 102

New! Companion Reference Guide for Test Indicators … page 178
 

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