- Nov 27, 1999
I'm like John. My good stuff is Starrett. They are also older and I haven't had any of the problems mentioned on the site.
As you turn the thimble on the micrometer, it drives some simple gearing for turning a set of mechanical wheels with digits on them (think of a mechanical odometer) so you can directly read out your measurement in the display window. Very simple, always "on" (most electronic mics normally shut off the display after a few seconds or minutes), durable, and ready to go.razorhunter said:zerogee,
Could you please explain "mechanical digital"? THanks