That's odd, here's how my Mitutoyo tools brand appear?@Tomc938 - This is what my very old micrometers look like. I tried to take photos of the logo that are as clear as possible so you can do your own comparisons. My newer mitutoyo products have the same logo. Also note the way that mitutoyo is written.
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Well that doesn't look at all suspicious!
seems to make everything about .003 smaller than it should be.
I have calibrated it to zero, but doesn't measure 1" the same as my Brown and Sharpe 1-2".Have you calibrated it? If it is out 3 thou routinely, it prolly just needs calibrating. With most micrometers, you do that simply by turning the barrel to align the zero marks.
Measure zero with clean anvil surfaces, make a note of what it says, back the thimble off a turn or so, turn the barrel using a small hook wrench the amount it's out. (the hook wrench prolly came with it - make one if not)
Retry until you get it right.
All the above said, get the mitutoyo anyway. Thats a good price for an old one that works. It will prolly come with the hook wrench.
I have calibrated it to zero, but doesn't measure 1" the same as my Brown and Sharpe 1-2".