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    It helps as to which digital caliper you are using too. The (later) Mitutoyo's don't eat up battery power when off. Sadly other brands (including the cheapies) do. These days I try to limit button cell batteries to one or two mitutoyo calipers and either remove batteries from things that only get used occasionally (keep them in the fridge - they last longer) or preferably get 'old fashioned' measuring gear that uses dials or vernier scales.
    SR44 batteries certainly are longer lasting than LR44 batteries, but they still cost.

    Michael

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    Why not just buy them in bulk? They are not that expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Com_VC View Post
    Why not just buy them in bulk? They are not that expensive.
    This works if they dont go flat on you while in storage.Model Engineering Workshop

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    Picked up MEW Issue 274 today. An interesting article on a tool for removing the Myford Chuck, instead of using the backgear to lock it up, which could cause damage to the teeth.
    A continuation of Differential Dividing, for anyone with a Drummond M-Type lathe an article on making Norman Type tool holders. Making split bushes and mandrels to achieve concentric turnings, also a short article on making a Direct Indexing Head from a scrapped Towing hitch. This type of hitch I don't normally see around, it's the ball cast/forged into a fitting with the plate attached ready to bolt on. Fixed flange tow bar, I think they're called.flange neck tow bar.jpg
    For those that have a Mini Mill, fitting a power feed to one. Plus an index of issues 261 - 272
    Hope this helps someone.
    Kryn
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBs PensNmore View Post
    Picked up MEW Issue 274 today. An interesting article on a tool for removing the Myford Chuck, instead of using the backgear to lock it up, which could cause damage to the teeth.
    A continuation of Differential Dividing, for anyone with a Drummond M-Type lathe an article on making Norman Type tool holders. Making split bushes and mandrels to achieve concentric turnings, also a short article on making a Direct Indexing Head from a scrapped Towing hitch. This type of hitch I don't normally see around, it's the ball cast/forged into a fitting with the plate attached ready to bolt on. Fixed flange tow bar, I think they're called.flange neck tow bar.jpg
    For those that have a Mini Mill, fitting a power feed to one. Plus an index of issues 261 - 272
    Hope this helps someone.
    Kryn
    Kryn you'll see a lot more of those UK European hitches about as Aussies towbars can't be fitted to many European cars. Viods warranty no where to attach them to.
    They are useless hitches for our conditions and size of towed stuff.

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    Thanks for that Ray, sounds like a good use for them then.
    Kryn
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    Got the latest MEW 278 today. A few interesting articles in it, the front cover has a Alba Shaper that has been partly CNC'd. Grinding with CBN (Cubic Boron Nitride), an alternative way of bolting down a drill press vise, a carry on article from the precvious issue on constructing and using stepped chucks and a concluding article on making the cam grinding machine
    There's a short article on Gib tightening and in the same article, on machine lighting.
    Hope this benifits someone.
    Kryn
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    Picked up the latest issue 279 today, and it has some good articles in it. For those that have a Myford or 2, making a tailstock dial for it. Fine Feed Gears for the Mini Lathe, an interesting article on choosing Collets, and for those that like to make items for their shed, Constructing a workshop crane, making a powerful Carriage Lock, and a Trammel for Marking out.
    Also the conclusion of Living with a SX3 Milling Machine.
    Kryn
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