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Now, @Jonomoto , I don't see this is as a mechanical vs digital argument at all. It's about the ease of use to me. In some cases it's a wash. But in some cases, there is no question. For example, I have a lift mounted wixey digital height gauge for my router table/lift. The manual/mechanical solution is something like setup bars or a depth gauge (mechanical, digital, whatever). However, I've found that the wixey is vastly easier to use - no stooping and peering while turning the crank. I'm sure there are some that would prefer to have to stoop down and peer to see when the top of the bit kisses the limit. I used to do that but would never want to go back. It's pretty accurate too. Every now and then I spot check it - still accurate to a couple of mils. Height setup on my RT is a breeze now.

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I have a few digital devices in the shop and battery life can stop a project in it's tracks. I keep a tray full of replacement batteries on hand in the sizes I use most. You can buy these at huge savings on Amazon, often with free shipping.
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I have a few digital devices in the shop and battery life can stop a project in it's tracks. I keep a tray full of replacement batteries on hand in the sizes I use most. You can buy these at huge savings on Amazon, often with free shipping.
And I see you keep a little volt meter in there too . Great idea Mike
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A little off the subject but I have one of those Empire pocket calipers and use it all the time. It measures in inch fractions and millimeters. I'd like to have a higher quality version, Starrett makes one but they don't give them away.

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I have a few digital devices in the shop and battery life can stop a project in it's tracks. I keep a tray full of replacement batteries on hand in the sizes I use most. You can buy these at huge savings on Amazon, often with free shipping.
I do the same...but I can't tell you how many times the one battery that I'm looking for seems to be missing!
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