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Tool Starrett Cylinder Gage

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Tomc938

Super User
Premium Member
Picked up a cylinder gage. Looks to be in nice shape.

Any opinions on what it's actual retail value may be? It's a bit of an outlier for me but perhaps others have a wider breadth of experience to draw on.

Seems to have all parts, other than paperwork, and moves freely.

TIA!

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Gearhead88

Super User
I've looked at them before , .001" is a fairly coarse measurement , so it's not something I'd want in my toolbox.

For the work I do thats not close enough ,when honing engine cylinders measurements need to be more precise than .001" .
 

Tomc938

Super User
Premium Member
never seen one either. how do you set it up?
Thanks fore the video Bill.

I had a busy week and just took pictures to post. But the video does a better job anyway.

A bit dated, as the current model from Starrett list for $666 US. Devil of a price if you ask me. ;o)

Mine is fully functional, and includes all 4 rods.
 

Tom Kitta

Ultra Member
Retail value will probably be quite low as to compared to what one would guess from the list price. I.e. item is useful to very, very few people. For most pp its just a cool item.

For example I have a precise measuring gage for 40 taper CNC. Looks new. Retail is few 1000. I be lucky to get 10 cents on a dollar.
 

Tomc938

Super User
Premium Member
Retail value will probably be quite low as to compared to what one would guess from the list price. I.e. item is useful to very, very few people. For most pp its just a cool item.

For example I have a precise measuring gage for 40 taper CNC. Looks new. Retail is few 1000. I be lucky to get 10 cents on a dollar.
I have that impression based on what I've heard so far. Gonna look cool on my dresser!!!
 

Doggggboy

Super User
Is this similar to what they are using here?
Around the 8 minute mark.
Love this channel.
 
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The gauge used in the video is an Ames gauge and if you look closely at the handle, it's designed to be used as a setting fixture. There's a number of shims in the handle to obtain a variety of dimensions.
 
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