Electronic Calipers feature ergonomic design.

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Featuring LCD display with .32 in. high readout, 799 Series is offered in 0-6 in., 0-8 in., and 0-12 in. models. All units provide push-button zero at any position as well as instant inch/millimeter conversion. Design includes depth rod and hardened stainless steel body, slide, and jaws. Thumb wheel provides fine adjustment, and lock screw holds slide in position. Resolution is .0005 in., and linear accuracy meets DIN862 standard.



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New Starrett Electronic Calipers Feature Ergonomic Design, Precision and Economy



Athol, Massachusetts (October 7, 2005) - Today, The L.S. Starrett Company announced The New Model 799 Series Electronic Calipers with design and accuracy features that have made Starrett Tools the choice of machinists for decades. Part of the Starrett Global Series, the 799 Calipers are light, comfortable, easy-to-use and have a slim, streamlined profile. These calipers feature zero at any position, inch/mm conversion, a large, clear, highly visible LCD display, and long battery life. They are attractively priced and available in 0-6" (150mm), 0-8" (200mm) and 0-12" (300mm) models, each furnished in a fitted, protective case.

The Starrett 799 Series' light, ergonomic design incorporates a large, easy-to-read LCD display with a .32" high readout. Simple, push-button features provide zero at any position and instant inch/millimeter conversion. Resolution is .0005" (0.01mm) and Linear accuracy meets DIN862 standard. To prolong battery life, Starrett 799 Calipers automatically shut off after 5 minutes of inactivity, while retaining the last measuring position.

The body, slide, and jaws of The No. 799 Calipers are made from hardened stainless steel for long life. A conveniently located thumb wheel provides fine adjustment and a lock screw is provided to hold the slide in position. Each model includes an integrated depth rod. The jaw depths range from 1-1/2" outside, 5/8" inside for the 6" model; 2" outside, 5/8" inside for the 8" model; and 2-1/2", 23/32" inside for the 12" model. Accessories include a Center Distance Attachment and Depth Attachment for the 6" and 8" models. A Deluxe Padded Case is optional for the 6" (150mm) model and finished wood cases are available for the 8"(200mm) and 12"(300mm) models. The 6" and 8" models are also offered with a Standard Letter of Certification.

Since 1880, The L.S. Starrett Company has earned a reputation as the world's pre-eminent supplier of precision measuring tools and equipment. The Starrett product line includes over 5,000 items; precision tools such as micrometers, calipers, and rules; tape measures, levels, electronic gages, dial indicators, gage blocks, granite surface plates, and metrology equipment such as optical measuring projectors and vision systems. Starrett also manufactures a complete line of saw blade products.

For more information about the Starrett Series 799 Electronic Slide Calipers, please contact The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331, Telephone: 978-249-3551 or on the Internet, www.starrett.com.

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