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General Tools 133ME Brass Caliper, 4"
General Tools 133ME Brass Caliper, 4"

General Tools 133ME Brass Caliper, 4"

General Tools 133ME Brass Caliper, 4"
General Tools 133ME Brass Caliper, 4"
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Features

  • Handy tool for plumbers, electricians, jewelers and do it yourselfers
  • Brass Caliper with a smooth brushed finish with lacquer coating
  • 4" measuring capacity inside and outside with graduations in 16ths and millimeters
  • Great for measuring rod diameters, plate thickness, inside and outside of tubing
  • Heavy gauge solid brass caliper that fits right into your pocket

Description

Pocket size Brass Caliper for measuring rod diameters, plate thickness, inside and outside of tubes. Opens to 4" of inside and outside measuring and graduations in 16ths/millimeters. Smooth brushed finish with lacquer coating and a closed tolerance dovetail design. Finely stamped numbers and graduations in 16ths and millimeters. Opens to 4" (102) rule graduated in 16ths. GENERAL TOOLS - THE PRECISE TOOL FOR DOING THE JOB EXACTLY RIGHT. Offering over 1,000 tools, we’re proud to provide tradesmen, craftsmen and DIYers around the world with a broad range of affordable, specific-purpose mechanical hand tools and precision measuring and inspection tools. For inquiries, please contact our Customer Service Department at 212-431-6100. We strive to provide our customers with 100% satisfaction. WORK SMARTER, MEASURE BETTER & BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITH GENERAL TOOLS


Manufacturer General Tools & Instruments


Part Number 133ME


Item Weight 1.76 ounces


Product Dimensions 0.11 x 1.31 x 4.56 inches


Item model number 133ME


Size 4"


Style Brass Caliper


Item Package Quantity 1


Included Components 4" Brass Caliper


Batteries Required? No


ASIN B01BHWZSNS


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 246 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #16,367 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific) #46 in Digital Calipers


Date First Available February 5, 2016


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Features

  • Handy tool for plumbers, electricians, jewelers and do it yourselfers
  • Brass Caliper with a smooth brushed finish with lacquer coating
  • 4" measuring capacity inside and outside with graduations in 16ths and millimeters
  • Great for measuring rod diameters, plate thickness, inside and outside of tubing
  • Heavy gauge solid brass caliper that fits right into your pocket

Description

Pocket size Brass Caliper for measuring rod diameters, plate thickness, inside and outside of tubes. Opens to 4" of inside and outside measuring and graduations in 16ths/millimeters. Smooth brushed finish with lacquer coating and a closed tolerance dovetail design. Finely stamped numbers and graduations in 16ths and millimeters. Opens to 4" (102) rule graduated in 16ths. GENERAL TOOLS - THE PRECISE TOOL FOR DOING THE JOB EXACTLY RIGHT. Offering over 1,000 tools, we’re proud to provide tradesmen, craftsmen and DIYers around the world with a broad range of affordable, specific-purpose mechanical hand tools and precision measuring and inspection tools. For inquiries, please contact our Customer Service Department at 212-431-6100. We strive to provide our customers with 100% satisfaction. WORK SMARTER, MEASURE BETTER & BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITH GENERAL TOOLS


Manufacturer General Tools & Instruments


Part Number 133ME


Item Weight 1.76 ounces


Product Dimensions 0.11 x 1.31 x 4.56 inches


Item model number 133ME


Size 4"


Style Brass Caliper


Item Package Quantity 1


Included Components 4" Brass Caliper


Batteries Required? No


ASIN B01BHWZSNS


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 246 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #16,367 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific) #46 in Digital Calipers


Date First Available February 5, 2016


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Handy tool for plumbers, electricians, jewelers and do it yourselfers
  • Brass Caliper with a smooth brushed finish with lacquer coating
  • 4" measuring capacity inside and outside with graduations in 16ths and millimeters
  • Great for measuring rod diameters, plate thickness, inside and outside of tubing
  • Heavy gauge solid brass caliper that fits right into your pocket

Description

Pocket size Brass Caliper for measuring rod diameters, plate thickness, inside and outside of tubes. Opens to 4" of inside and outside measuring and graduations in 16ths/millimeters. Smooth brushed finish with lacquer coating and a closed tolerance dovetail design. Finely stamped numbers and graduations in 16ths and millimeters. Opens to 4" (102) rule graduated in 16ths. GENERAL TOOLS - THE PRECISE TOOL FOR DOING THE JOB EXACTLY RIGHT. Offering over 1,000 tools, we’re proud to provide tradesmen, craftsmen and DIYers around the world with a broad range of affordable, specific-purpose mechanical hand tools and precision measuring and inspection tools. For inquiries, please contact our Customer Service Department at 212-431-6100. We strive to provide our customers with 100% satisfaction. WORK SMARTER, MEASURE BETTER & BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITH GENERAL TOOLS


Manufacturer General Tools & Instruments


Part Number 133ME


Item Weight 1.76 ounces


Product Dimensions 0.11 x 1.31 x 4.56 inches


Item model number 133ME


Size 4"


Style Brass Caliper


Item Package Quantity 1


Included Components 4" Brass Caliper


Batteries Required? No


ASIN B01BHWZSNS


Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 246 ratings 4.0 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #16,367 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific) #46 in Digital Calipers


Date First Available February 5, 2016


abunda_amazon_reviews I'm editing this review to add which specific caliper I am reviewing. Reviews for plastic calipers, metric calipers, and such seem to be mixed together. The caliper I ordered and received is a General brand model 729. Steel. Etched. 6-1/16 inches long, scale goes up to 5":, but mechanical limitations keep it from opening past 4-1/8". Minimum inside measurement is 3/16". TLDR?...Buy It. I don't know how I got along without it. I have a digital micrometer that I was using for everything. For perfect measurement that is the instrument to use, but for day-to-day use this gauge is much more useful, especially if you are trying to measure fractional inches. The digital micrometer was always a pain when I needed the fractional value. Scale goes down to 1/32", so you can easily read 1/64" by splitting the 1/32 increments. It appears to be accurate to that level (about 16 mils). The fraction-to-decimal scale on the back is also very useful, The scale is etched-in which is GREAT and much easier to read than my other steel rules. Finally, the movement has a spring-loaded friction piece on the back so once you set it where you want it, it stays there. I kick myself for letting the price keep me from buying one in the past.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2020;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Expensive And Worth Every Penney;;Copper;;;This review is for the 141ME Pocket Caliper. After ordering and trying several different pocket calipers including stainless and brass made modela by General Tools and others, I found this pocket caliper to be top of the heap. I was surprised one of the metal calipers didn't come out on top but quite frankly, none had the precision or usability to outclass this caliper. You might be surprised to find it is made in Switzerland and although it is a reinforced plastic the fit and finish are excellent and I find the feel it has in your hand is what really makes me want to use it. It is reasonably accurate for a caliper of this type. You are not getting a precision vernier caliper but that isn't what you are buying. I do see some of the printing wearing a little but the indices are etched so they should hold up reasonably well. I would have preferred to have the outside measurement marker be set in a small amount instead of being on the edge of the caliper but this is a trivial detail. There is a small inch scale ruler in 1/16ths along the top which is nice. To make the action even smoother I sprayed a small amount of lock graphite in the action and it is like silk. Five or six small pocket calipers later, this one is the best out there.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2016;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Not a plastic fan, but a fan of this caliper;;Edward K.;;;I bought this to replace my lost, beloved General caliper, which I had for years and went with me everywhere. It looked slightly different than my old one in the pic, but I thought it couldn't be THAT different. Same brand, after all. But it's a thinner gauge of metal, so it might bend if I put it in my pocket. And the inch scale is really annoying. My old one was marked with simple fractions, 1/8, 1/4, etc etc. This one is marked with even numbers of 16ths of an inch. 4 for 1/4, 8 for 1/2, 12 for 3/4, etc etc. Not a big deal to figure out, but I don't like having to activate brain cells to convert the numbers, and I know that one day I'll be in a hurry and make a mental math mistake.;;Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;Does the job, but not as good as my old one;;kram1961;;;Unless you need some scrap metal... Avoid these calipers! Markings are NOT accurate making these completely worthless... Edit: Woops... I forgot to mention, there's even VISIBLE GAPS between the measuring surfaces that create tolerance issues too big for even a child's physics lesson. I wanted something cheap for some book work, but there's cheap, and then there's a whole different level of CHEAP (these are the latter) and are somehow worse than my beat up, 5+ year old polymer ones that were about the same cost. These are as much usable calipers as a roll of used toilet paper is a novel. I'd say that you get what you pay for, but honestly, I wouldn't have bought these for even a dime if I knew they were this bad. Guess I'll try cutting it down and welding it into something that's actually useful.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;***AVOID*** Absolutely USELESS as Calipers;;Nomad;;;I was looking for a small pocket caliper to use at work, (hospital maintenance & biomed.) I’m lucky to have a couple Starrett calipers, but needed something to keep on me during long shifts. The 141ME is a little Swiss-built caliper, made of FRN. They can be a bit stiff when new. I used some dry Teflon film & it broke it nicely. The yellow helps you keep track of it, & the FRN is strong, stiff, & lightweight. The markings are fairly good, though not as precise as a Starrett or Mitutoyo. But Mitutoyo doesn’t seem to make a pocket caliper and the fantastic Starrett 1025 Series are about 25x more money. I have an older, US-made General 132ME pocket caliper, & frankly, it feels like a toy. The stamped metal is too thin for real accuracy, & I’m sure it would bend if you kept it in your pocket over time. So, for the price, the 141ME is tough to beat. It’s accurate enough for field measurements & DIY, it’s really sturdy, easy to read & lightweight.;;Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;141ME: Perfect Pocket Caliper;;GP

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Delivery

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Returns

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Copper - Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2020
Expensive And Worth Every Penney
I'm editing this review to add which specific caliper I am reviewing. Reviews for plastic calipers, metric calipers, and such seem to be mixed together. The caliper I ordered and received is a General brand model 729. Steel. Etched. 6-1/16 inches long, scale goes up to 5":, but mechanical limitations keep it from opening past 4-1/8". Minimum inside measurement is 3/16". TLDR?...Buy It. I don't know how I got along without it. I have a digital micrometer that I was using for everything. For perfect measurement that is the instrument to use, but for day-to-day use this gauge is much more useful, especially if you are trying to measure fractional inches. The digital micrometer was always a pain when I needed the fractional value. Scale goes down to 1/32", so you can easily read 1/64" by splitting the 1/32 increments. It appears to be accurate to that level (about 16 mils). The fraction-to-decimal scale on the back is also very useful, The scale is etched-in which is GREAT and much easier to read than my other steel rules. Finally, the movement has a spring-loaded friction piece on the back so once you set it where you want it, it stays there. I kick myself for letting the price keep me from buying one in the past.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Edward K. - Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2016
Not a plastic fan, but a fan of this caliper
This review is for the 141ME Pocket Caliper. After ordering and trying several different pocket calipers including stainless and brass made modela by General Tools and others, I found this pocket caliper to be top of the heap. I was surprised one of the metal calipers didn't come out on top but quite frankly, none had the precision or usability to outclass this caliper. You might be surprised to find it is made in Switzerland and although it is a reinforced plastic the fit and finish are excellent and I find the feel it has in your hand is what really makes me want to use it. It is reasonably accurate for a caliper of this type. You are not getting a precision vernier caliper but that isn't what you are buying. I do see some of the printing wearing a little but the indices are etched so they should hold up reasonably well. I would have preferred to have the outside measurement marker be set in a small amount instead of being on the edge of the caliper but this is a trivial detail. There is a small inch scale ruler in 1/16ths along the top which is nice. To make the action even smoother I sprayed a small amount of lock graphite in the action and it is like silk. Five or six small pocket calipers later, this one is the best out there.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By kram1961 - Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
Does the job, but not as good as my old one
I bought this to replace my lost, beloved General caliper, which I had for years and went with me everywhere. It looked slightly different than my old one in the pic, but I thought it couldn't be THAT different. Same brand, after all. But it's a thinner gauge of metal, so it might bend if I put it in my pocket. And the inch scale is really annoying. My old one was marked with simple fractions, 1/8, 1/4, etc etc. This one is marked with even numbers of 16ths of an inch. 4 for 1/4, 8 for 1/2, 12 for 3/4, etc etc. Not a big deal to figure out, but I don't like having to activate brain cells to convert the numbers, and I know that one day I'll be in a hurry and make a mental math mistake.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Nomad - Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
***AVOID*** Absolutely USELESS as Calipers
Unless you need some scrap metal... Avoid these calipers! Markings are NOT accurate making these completely worthless... Edit: Woops... I forgot to mention, there's even VISIBLE GAPS between the measuring surfaces that create tolerance issues too big for even a child's physics lesson. I wanted something cheap for some book work, but there's cheap, and then there's a whole different level of CHEAP (these are the latter) and are somehow worse than my beat up, 5+ year old polymer ones that were about the same cost. These are as much usable calipers as a roll of used toilet paper is a novel. I'd say that you get what you pay for, but honestly, I wouldn't have bought these for even a dime if I knew they were this bad. Guess I'll try cutting it down and welding it into something that's actually useful.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By GP - Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
141ME: Perfect Pocket Caliper
I was looking for a small pocket caliper to use at work, (hospital maintenance & biomed.) I’m lucky to have a couple Starrett calipers, but needed something to keep on me during long shifts. The 141ME is a little Swiss-built caliper, made of FRN. They can be a bit stiff when new. I used some dry Teflon film & it broke it nicely. The yellow helps you keep track of it, & the FRN is strong, stiff, & lightweight. The markings are fairly good, though not as precise as a Starrett or Mitutoyo. But Mitutoyo doesn’t seem to make a pocket caliper and the fantastic Starrett 1025 Series are about 25x more money. I have an older, US-made General 132ME pocket caliper, & frankly, it feels like a toy. The stamped metal is too thin for real accuracy, & I’m sure it would bend if you kept it in your pocket over time. So, for the price, the 141ME is tough to beat. It’s accurate enough for field measurements & DIY, it’s really sturdy, easy to read & lightweight.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Copper - Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2020
Expensive And Worth Every Penney
I'm editing this review to add which specific caliper I am reviewing. Reviews for plastic calipers, metric calipers, and such seem to be mixed together. The caliper I ordered and received is a General brand model 729. Steel. Etched. 6-1/16 inches long, scale goes up to 5":, but mechanical limitations keep it from opening past 4-1/8". Minimum inside measurement is 3/16". TLDR?...Buy It. I don't know how I got along without it. I have a digital micrometer that I was using for everything. For perfect measurement that is the instrument to use, but for day-to-day use this gauge is much more useful, especially if you are trying to measure fractional inches. The digital micrometer was always a pain when I needed the fractional value. Scale goes down to 1/32", so you can easily read 1/64" by splitting the 1/32 increments. It appears to be accurate to that level (about 16 mils). The fraction-to-decimal scale on the back is also very useful, The scale is etched-in which is GREAT and much easier to read than my other steel rules. Finally, the movement has a spring-loaded friction piece on the back so once you set it where you want it, it stays there. I kick myself for letting the price keep me from buying one in the past.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Edward K. - Reviewed in the United States on October 24, 2016
Not a plastic fan, but a fan of this caliper
This review is for the 141ME Pocket Caliper. After ordering and trying several different pocket calipers including stainless and brass made modela by General Tools and others, I found this pocket caliper to be top of the heap. I was surprised one of the metal calipers didn't come out on top but quite frankly, none had the precision or usability to outclass this caliper. You might be surprised to find it is made in Switzerland and although it is a reinforced plastic the fit and finish are excellent and I find the feel it has in your hand is what really makes me want to use it. It is reasonably accurate for a caliper of this type. You are not getting a precision vernier caliper but that isn't what you are buying. I do see some of the printing wearing a little but the indices are etched so they should hold up reasonably well. I would have preferred to have the outside measurement marker be set in a small amount instead of being on the edge of the caliper but this is a trivial detail. There is a small inch scale ruler in 1/16ths along the top which is nice. To make the action even smoother I sprayed a small amount of lock graphite in the action and it is like silk. Five or six small pocket calipers later, this one is the best out there.

3.0 out of 5 stars
By kram1961 - Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2019
Does the job, but not as good as my old one
I bought this to replace my lost, beloved General caliper, which I had for years and went with me everywhere. It looked slightly different than my old one in the pic, but I thought it couldn't be THAT different. Same brand, after all. But it's a thinner gauge of metal, so it might bend if I put it in my pocket. And the inch scale is really annoying. My old one was marked with simple fractions, 1/8, 1/4, etc etc. This one is marked with even numbers of 16ths of an inch. 4 for 1/4, 8 for 1/2, 12 for 3/4, etc etc. Not a big deal to figure out, but I don't like having to activate brain cells to convert the numbers, and I know that one day I'll be in a hurry and make a mental math mistake.

1.0 out of 5 stars
By Nomad - Reviewed in the United States on September 6, 2019
***AVOID*** Absolutely USELESS as Calipers
Unless you need some scrap metal... Avoid these calipers! Markings are NOT accurate making these completely worthless... Edit: Woops... I forgot to mention, there's even VISIBLE GAPS between the measuring surfaces that create tolerance issues too big for even a child's physics lesson. I wanted something cheap for some book work, but there's cheap, and then there's a whole different level of CHEAP (these are the latter) and are somehow worse than my beat up, 5+ year old polymer ones that were about the same cost. These are as much usable calipers as a roll of used toilet paper is a novel. I'd say that you get what you pay for, but honestly, I wouldn't have bought these for even a dime if I knew they were this bad. Guess I'll try cutting it down and welding it into something that's actually useful.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By GP - Reviewed in the United States on June 27, 2020
141ME: Perfect Pocket Caliper
I was looking for a small pocket caliper to use at work, (hospital maintenance & biomed.) I’m lucky to have a couple Starrett calipers, but needed something to keep on me during long shifts. The 141ME is a little Swiss-built caliper, made of FRN. They can be a bit stiff when new. I used some dry Teflon film & it broke it nicely. The yellow helps you keep track of it, & the FRN is strong, stiff, & lightweight. The markings are fairly good, though not as precise as a Starrett or Mitutoyo. But Mitutoyo doesn’t seem to make a pocket caliper and the fantastic Starrett 1025 Series are about 25x more money. I have an older, US-made General 132ME pocket caliper, & frankly, it feels like a toy. The stamped metal is too thin for real accuracy, & I’m sure it would bend if you kept it in your pocket over time. So, for the price, the 141ME is tough to beat. It’s accurate enough for field measurements & DIY, it’s really sturdy, easy to read & lightweight.