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    sent to me by someone on facebook hoping i would know for sure. I don't. educated guess some sort of garage micrometer - disk alignement or some-such?

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    Dial Indicators and a Magnetic Base.

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    Dunno, but that magnetic base alone costs $200 bucks US.

    https://www.amazon.com/Eclipse-Magne.../dp/B00JIUDJ88

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    Dial Indicators and a Magnetic Base.
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    Useful stuff when you need it.
    EbayUK 50 in the box
    The indicators can be more or less valuable depending on details

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eclipse-M....c100005.m1851

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    Mostly used by machinists.

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    I ended up with a magnetic base and dial indicator when my sister moved. Her father-in-law was a machinist, quite sure that it came from him.

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    For adjusting backlash on gears, too.
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    And concentricity and run-out on propeller shafts.

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    D. Indicator and the Magnetic Base ...a great name for a band.
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    And, it appears to be antigravity

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    Used a lot on helicopter spinning bits. But, the magnetic base is next to useless, as there's nothing magnetic to stick'em to. So we use dial indicators with clamps bases, like this one...

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    I used this type of dial indicator much more often, mostly for "tramming the head" (checking head alignment) and aligning the vise on a vertical milling machine, in a chuck with the head in neutral, but a lot of other uses too, such as aligning to a bore on a mill or lathe:



    I call the other style a "plunge" dial indicator.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icyb View Post
    Mostly used by machinists.
    Woodworkers sometimes use them to align the rip fence and blade on a table saw.
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    Also can be used to check runout on brakes, wheels or other rotating devices.
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