Kafer dial indicators are sturdy, highly accurate (within one graduation), moderately priced indicators made in Germany with old world craftsmanship. Each indicator has a serial number and the manufacturer provides a certificate of calibration which is, however, not NIST traceable.These gages are manufactured in Europe and are German DIN traceable*. You may request optional NIST certification for $45.
Features of note:
- crystals (lens) are easily replaced by the end user without resorting to specialized tools. Remove the two tolerance markers by pulling on the tabs with needle nose pliers. The crystal falls out on its own and you simply put a new one in its place and reinsert the tolerance markers. They should all be this easy.
- All size travel indicators (below) feature a very large counter hand which makes for quick and easy reading. You won't have to walk around with a magnifying glass dangling from your neck.
Many different distributors have had their names put on the Kafer dial indicator. The Kafer dial indicators offered here once featured the SPI vanity dial. Both the SPI ordering number and the Kafer model number are shown for cross reference.
Kafer repairs: By special arrangement with the manufacturer, Long Island Indicator Service is a repair service and importer of spare parts for the Kafer line of dial indicators, thickness gage, and depth gage.
Model Z2/30TA shown above has an extended range of 1.125"
Long Range Kafer Model Z 2/50 TA (SPI 20-782-9) with 2" travel
(This is a perfect replacement for Teclock model AI-951DA)
Please note that indicators with 8 mm diameter stems will also have metric M2.5 threads for the contact points. Indicators with 3/8" diameter stems will have 4-48 threads.
Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery on some of these items because we import them from Germany on demand.