What is a dial indicator
what is the name of this dial indicator attachment?
Clive603 said: 04-17-2014 08:42 AM
You mean something like Starretts 670 A & B Indicator Hole Attachments and 671 Universal Attachment. That said I always knew the 671 style beast as a Right Angle Attachment as that was the name given when I was first shown one.
Originally Posted by Clive603
tnmgcarbide said: 04-17-2014 09:23 AM
while they can make-do
in a pinch. a stem indicator w/ this gadget has to have tremendous force compared to a test-lever indicator. i have a federal apparatus. with
needle bearings and a pear-shaped (anti-cosine?) tip. it sucks. no matter which indicator i clamp it to ( mitutoyo 1". helios 20mm. china no - name)
it's difficult to use. it does come in handy when setting up on a deep bore - when the bestest or last word 711 won't reach. but the heavy force
needed to drive the thing has to distort any expected accuracy.
i'd suggest buying a proper cheapo test indicator over a cheapo widget .Source: www.practicalmachinist.com