Greetings and Salutation
My 8 inch caliper has a problem, the little plastic doohickey which keeps the dial from turning, is broke. Kind of distressing to discover that the dial moves easily, thus "changing" the reading, and I've only got .005 to play with. (Nerts, but that's another story) I thought of borrowing a number 75 drill and putting a couple pins in it (the weld shop being out of plastic rod), but Carlin left those at home. So does anyone have any suggestions for replacing what looks to be a small L shaped piece of ABS (or other) black plastic?
I like this one, and aside from the broken thingy, it is most excellent. Unlike the 6 inch, which I discovered can "flex" .004 when I push it tight against the zero (or anything else.)
anyway, thanks for any advice.
p.s. Maybe I can put in a request to Engineering and have them write the program to mill one. I'd be willing to run it after hours...