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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.
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.
Swiss quality and design made by TESA: 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. Compac products were discontinued in 2020. Some of these stem attachments may no longer be available.
|TESA number||Compac number||Diameter||Style||Price (US$)|
|01840107 (18.40107)||TA6||5/16"||fixed||31.00||order now|
|01850106 (18.50106)||TMA4||1/4"||30° swivel||inquire|
|01840109 (18.40109)||T4||4 mm||fixed||31.00||order now|
|01840107 (18.40107)||T8||8 mm||fixed||31.00||order now|
|01840108 (18.40108)||TM4||4 mm||30° swivel||inquire|
|01840409 (18.40409)||TM8||8 mm||30° swivel||50.00||order now|
These non-swiveling 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 by TESA for the BesTest indictor.
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.
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 by TESA.
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.
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 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:
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.
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