Electronic Calipers feature light, ergonomic design.

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Including 24 and 40 in. models, No. 799 Electronic Calipers feature zero at any position, in./mm conversion, and large LCD display with .50 in. high readout. Product features automatic shutoff after 30 min of inactivity, preset/hold functionality that lets users enter preset value or hold the reading after measurement has been taken, and ability to set minimum and maximum limits. Thumb wheel provides fine adjustment, while lock screw holds slide in position.

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Starrett Expands New No. 799 Electronic Calipers Series with Extended Range Models.

Athol, MA, USA (March 30, 2007) - Today, the L.S. Starrett Company announced they have expanded their No. 799 Series Electronic Calipers series with new extended range models up to 40" (1016mm). No. 799 Calipers feature a light, ergonomic design, are easy-to-use and have a slim, streamlined profile. They also feature zero at any position, inch/mm conversion, a large, clear, highly visible LCD display, and easy access to a long-life battery.

In addition to the standard features/functions of models covering the 0-12" range, the new 24" and 40" extended range calipers offer several unique features. These include .50" high readout on the LCD display, automatic shutoff after 30 minutes of inactivity, a preset/hold feature which lets the user easily enter a preset value or hold the reading after a measurement has been taken, and the ability to set minimum and maximum limits.

The Starrett 799 Series is equipped with an easy-to-read LCD display with .32" high readout on the 0-6", 8" and 12" models. 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, the 0-6", 8" and 12" calipers automatically shut off after 5 minutes of inactivity, while retaining the last measuring position.

The body, slide, and jaws of all No. 799 Calipers are made from hardened stainless steel for durable, 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; 2-1/2" outside, 23/32" inside for the 12" model. The I.D. jaw dimension for the extended range 24" and 40" models is .800" (20.32mm).

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), 12" (300mm) models. The 6" and 8" models are also offered with a Standard Letter of Certification.

Since it's founding over 125 years ago, The L.S. Starrett Company has earned a reputation as the world's pre-eminent supplier of precision measuring tools and equipment. For more details and information about the Starrett 799 Electronic Caliper Series, please contact The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA 01331 Tel. 978-249-3551 or visit www.starrett.com.

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