PAGE 97 — TESA METRIC DIAL CALIPER

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TESA metric dial caliper

Swiss model CCMA-M

There is considerable confusion about these metric calipers.

TESA metric dial calipers are no longer made in Switzerland and the words "Swiss made" will not appear on the dial.

  • TESA's online catalog and Amazon photos still show older models with "Swiss made" on the dial.

TESA calipers seem to be marketed in the U.S. as if they were a Brown & Sharpe caliper. They are made by the same manufacturer but have different brand names and dials.

  • If you are expecting B&S, you may be unhappy to receive a look-alike.

Brown & Sharpe no longer offers a mechanical metric dial caliper with the B&S brand name. You could invest in the Etalon or TESA alternative; or, switch to a manufacturer that doesn't have multiple personalities.

For these confusing reasons we've decided to remove the TESA caliper in our lineup for the time being.

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"Swiss Made" on the dial? Not true. According to Amazon, this is the 0.01 mm model. Not true. According to the photo, this caliper has a range of 150 mm. Not true. According to the photo, there is a thumb wheel. Not true. Good grief, Charlie Brown.

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Caution if buying from Amazon: their product images sometimes do not match the product description. Read carefully!

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