/ reading a dial caliper #51
good point. on a good quality mic or caliper (i was using SAE in decimals) lining up the markings on the vernier could be more accurate than cheap dig equipment today. i just use the technology old or new that fits my needs.I have wanted a simple vernier caliper but SAE were marked in 1/128" and I wanted decimal. To get decimal one had to buy metric. Unless one didn't mind spending $100+, which was beyond the task intended.
i sure do miss my B&S Starret & Mitutoyo machinist tools.