New Electronic Digital Height Master from Starrett Features Digital Readout Display

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Starrett introduces the new Digi-Check No. 258 series height masters with a digital readout able to display an instant readout to .0001" or 0.001mm.  The product features a precision micrometer head as well as a digital readout display. Capabilities include settings for checking bore gages, inside micrometers, end measuring rods and other gages, and height measurement of parts.

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Starrett Introduces Electronic Digital Height Masters

ATHOL, MA  U.S.A. (October 8, 2018) – The L.S. Starrett Co. (, a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, has announced the introduction of its Digi-Check™ Height Masters with electronic digital readout. The new Digi-Check No. 258 Series Height Masters combine the accuracy of Starrett-Webber Gage Blocks with a precision micrometer head and digital readout display. Highly accurate, stable, easy-to-read and American made, Digi-Check Height Masters provide an ideal reference setting for checking bore gages, inside micrometers, end measuring rods and other gages, and height measurement of parts. For more details on Starrett Digi-Check No. 258 Height Masters, click here.

Featuring the rigid and high precision Starrett design that QC inspectors, toolmakers and machinists have relied on for years, the new Digi-Check Height Masters now have a large, easy-to-read electronic digital display providing instant readout to .0001" or 0.001mm. In addition, a graduated satin chrome finished precision micrometer head with speeder knob for fast positioning, provides staggered graduations reading to .0001" or 0.002mm. Both the micrometer head and digital readout are directly in line with the operator’s vision. The Digi-Check gage’s housing within a heavily flanged frame and base featuring three-point hardened, ground and lapped bearing pads, contributes to an exceptional accuracy of +/- .0002" (+/- .005mm) and makes the gage highly stable. Gage blocks are assembled in a free-standing system isolated from the frame, allowing the blocks to conform to the workpiece temperature. Accuracy is further enhanced via a one-piece micrometer spindle with hardened and stabilized measuring threads.

Both over and under heights on Digi-Check Height Masters can be checked directly from the gage blocks in a single setting, and with reference surfaces on the top and bottom of each block, adjacent blocks are in the same plane. Readings can also be taken from either left, center, or right of the gage block column. The column design also permits wringing a 1" block between two blocks in the column – convenient for setting and checking other gages.

Starrett Digi-Check No. 258 Height Masters are offered in three ranges: .100” – 12.100”, .100 – 18.100”, or.100 – 24.100”. Metric models are also offered in three ranges: 2 – 302mm, 2 – 452mm, or 2 – 602mm. Gages are furnished in finished, fitted wood cases. Height Master accessories such as Starrett Reverse Reading Blocks and Riser Blocks are also available.

About The L.S. Starrett Company

Founded in 1880 and headquartered in Athol, MA U.S.A., The L.S. Starrett Company ( is a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, optical comparators and vision systems and force and hardness testing solutions. Starrett also manufactures laser measurement systems, custom engineered granite solutions, custom gaging, band saw blades, power tool accessory saw blades, workshop tools and jobsite tools. The Starrett brand is recognized throughout the world for exceptional quality and precision. Skilled personnel, superior products, manufacturing expertise, innovation and excellent service and support have earned Starrett its reputation as the "World's Greatest Toolmakers". Starrett has over 1,600 employees worldwide and annual sales exceeding $200 million. The company has six manufacturing locations in the U.S.A., including facilities in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Ohio, Minnesota and California. Starrett also has three international manufacturing facilities. Plants are located in Brazil, Scotland and China, in addition to distribution centers and offices located worldwide. The L.S. Starrett Company is publicly traded on the NYSE, symbol SCX.

For more information on Starrett Digi-Check Height Masters, contact Carl Stearns at (440) 835-0001 or by email at, or click here or contact The L.S. Starrett Company, 121 Crescent Street, Athol, MA  01331 U.S.A.  Telephone: (978) 249-3551, Fax: (978) 249-8495, email:, internet:

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