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So you really want to know how much harder a hockey puck is when it’s frozen — ’cause it sure seems like it hurts a hell of a lot more! A quick search on the Internet didn’t lead to much, so if you really want to know you’ll have to resort to using a durometer like the Starrett 3805A Digital Durometer.

Durometers measure the hardness of soft materials like rubber, PVC, leather, vinyl, and other like materials. To use Starret’s model 3805A you simply press the blunt 35° point into the material and read the Shore A value on the display. It can read between 0-100HA with .1HA of resolution, runs on four AA batteries, and automatically turns off when not in use.

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Starrett designed the almost 4″ jaws and 3mm diameter tips of their new 5006BZ-14/350 electronic groove calipers to measure the width of internal and external grooves. The caliper will measure outside grooves from 0″ to 12.5″ and inside grooves from 1.654″ to 15″.

They manufacture the calipers from hardened stainless steel and the tips can be installed facing in or out or to measure either outside or inside grooves respectively. The calipers read with a resolution of .0005 of an inch or 0.01mm.

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Starrett is arriving late into the digital inspection scope arena with their recently-introduced inspection scope. Made in the USA, the scope features an auto-focus digital camera with a full-color resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. The camera can focus on object anywhere from 0.4″ to infinity and displays the image on a 2.5″ LCD with a 55° degree viewing angle.

Powered by 4 AA batteries, the device lasts 4 hours on average. Dual LED’s give can be set to three different intensity levels. The inspection scope comes with either a 3′ or a 6′ water-resistant shaft that measures .42″ in diameter at its widest point and can be bent in a 2.5″ radius circle. It also has an RCA output that will connect to an NTSC monitor.

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Whether you’re grinding, drilling, or milling, sometimes a simple V-block isn’t enough to hold your workpiece steady.  That’s where a V-block and clamp set would really come in handy — they’re usually sold in pairs like this Series 278 set from Starrett.

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Highland Woodworking is selling the Starrett 3/4″ x 6′ L-R Adhesive Rule for $8.  Add this ruler to any tool or setup surface — for instance, you could slap it on your chop saw.  We found a cheaper source, but it seemed dodgy, so we went with Highland on this one.

Starrett 3/4″ x 6′ L-R Adhesive Rule [Highland Woodworking]
Street Pricing [Google]

 

All2ools is selling this Starrett 8-piece drive pin punch set for $36.  Sure, you can buy a cheap imported set of drive pin punches — but speaking from experience, a cheap import just won’t hold up compared to a well-tempered set when doing demanding jobs.

Has anyone ever ordered anything from All2ools?  They list the lowest prices for many things, but we’ve yet to hear any feedback about them.

Drive Pin Punch Set [All2ools]
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If you really need to know the pitch of a screw or bolt, a screw pitch gauge is probably the quickest and most accurate way to check.  There’s no trying to thread into hole after hole in a plate — you just find the leaf with the teeth that match the screw threads, and read the marked pitch.

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No matter how good your band saw is, if it doesn’t cut square it’s not living up to its potential.  Usually setting a band saw blade square to the table involves a lot of cutting and checking of scrap stock — or you could clip this blade alignment gauge to the blade and check the alignment easily with a machinist square.

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All2ools.com is selling the Starrett D34-5CME DigiTape electronic tape measure for $26.52.  The DigiTape features a digital readout that displays inside/outside measurements in inches, metric, and even fractions.  Note: The photo above may not be the same model as the one on sale at All2ools.com.

D34-5CME DigiTape [All2ools.com]
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All2ools.com is selling the Starrett 828A Wiggler, also known as a Centerfinder, for $15.45.  The Wiggler helps you pick up prick points, either optically or via a contact method, when you’re drilling with a drill press or milling machine.

Starrett 828A Wiggler [all2ools.com]
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