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David Marks 103/03/2018 08:49:43
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I have pushed this product previously, but this week Lidl shops have 150mm/6inch digital calipers in stock at £9:99. These are part of Lidl's Powerfix range of hand tools. I spent my working life in the world of mechanical engineering and find these Powerfix calipers extremely useful and incredible value for money. I am so pleased with them, I have two. Also currently available at the same price is a digital angle gauge. I have one and although not used that often in invaluable when required for marking out or setting an angular face.


Dave Milbourn03/03/2018 10:10:31
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That angle finder looks just the ticket. I paid nearly eighty quid for my digital calipers a long time ago - well before the Chinese started making stuff like this properly. I don't suppose that having 'M&W' on mine makes them any more accurate - well, not for general modelling purposes, anyway.


Chris Fellows03/03/2018 11:34:09
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I bought my digital calipers a few years from a motorcycle show for a few quid more than the Lidl ones, but still a bargain, but have only started using them now I'm into modelling and have found them very useful.

Gotta get one of those angle gauges. 3 year warranty as well!


Dave Milbourn03/03/2018 13:47:47
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Bought one this very morning. Does what it says etc etc. Thanks for the heads-up, DM.


Eddie Lancaster03/03/2018 14:48:09
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I will have to stop looking at this forum, just got back from Lidl's with the angle finder AND the tool sharpener!


Paul T03/03/2018 17:04:55
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Hardened Stainless Steel 6in digital caliper £8.50 from ebay (uk site)

Cookie03/03/2018 18:10:29
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Trust me , you cannot trust these cheap calipers ,the scales skip when they come into the slightest bit of moisture ,as for M&R ( Moore and Wright) in the 70,s they were top end but have really gone down hill since . If you want a really good set then Mitutoyo are the best bar none , i have seen them on offer for as little as £45 for a 150mm set.


Chris Fellows03/03/2018 18:28:01
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They are good enough for what I want them for and I usually only buy good quality tools.

If I was using them for engineering etc. I would spend a lot more.


Tim Cooper05/03/2018 07:13:01
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From 11th March Lidl have a modelling Jigsaw £19.99, a Electric Mailer / Stapler £9.99, Hot Glue Gun £5.99.


Ray Wood 205/03/2018 11:49:40
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Hi All

Yes these Aldi Workzone £9.99 digital verniers are great value, Like Dave I bought the Mitutoyo around 30 years ago for £85 when I was building steam engines,050318 001.jpg this was a lot of money then and now, never did get on with micrometers ! The read out's are larger for our failing eye sight

Regards Ray

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