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Have not used one of these Herb but I reckon it would be good for people who cant see to clearly. James.
That's why I use a blindman's tape. https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...lindmans-tapes This is my standard shop tape. They also sell it in left handed and right handed versions. The standard tape you buy everywhere is a left hander's tape. For a right handed person they are awkward to use. The other version is much easier.

For dividing small lengths I use a center finding ruler, also from Lee Valley. For longer lengths I switch to an all metric tape. Dividing is much easier in a base 10 decimal system.

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If AAA batteries, it's a candidate for Christmas. What I like is that it records the measurement, One thing that frustrates me is that I measure something, walk over to mark a cut and forget what the measurement was, or at least the fraction. The display would be nice for poor eyesight.

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That's why I use a blindman's tape. https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop...lindmans-tapes
Oooo, like that. Not for vision issues, altho I do like the large numbers, because since I got my cataract surgeries, my vision is now 20/20. I like it because it is a right hander. May have to get one.
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[QUOTE=Danman1957;2106937 Otter rubber case that is almost indestructible ! I have had it since 2016 and dropped it several times and it is still like new.

I forgot what I did to my Otter, but they gave me a new one in the store when I gave them the busted one
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Another gadget to be misplaced, run out of batteries, or malfunction, just when you need it the most. Expensive too I imagine. I'll pass.
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Iím with you, Stick, but some folks need someone to tell them what those little lines without the numbers mean...Kidding, of course. Jeez, Iím starting to have trouble SEEING those little lines!
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I was given one for Christmas and by the time I got around to needing it the batteries were dead. Replaced them and it is back on the shelf.

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Herb,

We bought two of these a while back, thinking these would be great in our little wood shop. Neither of them held up for any time at all. One had the spring go bad inside. When I opened it up it was very rusty and locked up. It had never been near water since we had had it.
The other one we still have, it is accurate, but must very careful as we release it to go back into the case as it will catch. I have just about quit using it all together. It is a great idea and they may be better now, I hope so. We purchased from amazon about two years ago I think.

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More and more I'm going back to my old analog days. This may be just the ticket for some but, by choice, I'm staying dial and good ole way...for me, it's a preference thing...I guess I like the good ole mousetrap...

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More and more I'm going back to my old analog days. This may be just the ticket for some but, by choice, I'm staying dial and good ole way...for me, it's a preference thing...I guess I like the good ole mousetrap...
If I could double or triple like your post I would. About 15 years ago I bought a very expensive Starrett digital caliper as in over $180 expensive. It eats batteries and is virtually worthless now. Then I go on ebay and see old Starrett and Brown and Sharpe or Mitutoyo analog devices that may be worth more now than when they were originally purchased.

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