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    Online supplier of precision tools?

    I am looking to buy a good Vernier caliper (thinking of a Mitutoyo) and it will almost certainly be far cheaper to buy online from the US than within Australia. Can anyone point me in the direction of a reputable online supplier of precision tools in the US? I guess there must be some well-known websites which would be happy to ship overseas...
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    Amazon carries that too. www.amazon.com
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    MSC Industrial Supply
    www.mscdirect.com

    Lots and lots. Not just Mitutoyo;
    Brown and Sharpe, Starrett, Fowler, etc.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    other US tool suppliers

    Some companies I have used and can recommend:

    Stanley Supply Services: http://www.stanleysupplyservices.com/

    MSC and McMaster mentioned above are both great companies.

    SmallParts: http://www.smallparts.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by iandavid View Post
    ...it will almost certainly be far cheaper to buy online from the US than within Australia...
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Really?
    That's what I was wondering too. There must be suppliers of vernier calipers in Australia.


    Steve.

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    I bought an inexpensive one from a major supplier of small tools and it was a piece of junk. I later parted with a bit more noney and bought a digital one from Home Depot. http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053

    This one is the one I should have bought first. Don't know if they will ship overseas, however you might google the manufacturers name and see what you can find. Bill Barber

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    That's what I was wondering too. There must be suppliers of vernier calipers in Australia.


    Steve.
    I don't know how big of a town/city Brisbane is, but this was the first hit on a google:

    http://www.fastenersales.com.au/calipers-c-69_176.html

    Bolts, Steel & Tools Australia
    Shop 6, 50-52 Hume St
    NORMAN PARK QLD 4170
    BRISBANE
    AUSTRALIA

    There was at least one other supplier in some other Queensland town/city.

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