Axminster Magnetic Base
Axminster Magnetic Base
£14.94 (£12.45 Ex. VAT)

Axminster Magnetic Base

Code: 600401

  • Rigid 12mm diameter centre post
  • Solidly mounted cross bar with spring-loaded adjustment system
  • Universal fitting
  • Mounting fitting can be rotated through 360°
  • Allows for a choice of mounting positions
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£14.94 (£12.45 Ex. VAT)

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Frequently Bought Together

  • Axminster Magnetic Base
  • Axminster Precision Dial Test Indicator
  • Tin of Micrometer Blue
  • Morse Taper Arbors - JT6
Total: £61.75

In Detail

This magnetic base has a rigid 12mm diameter centre post and a very solidly-mounted cross bar with an ingenious spring-loaded adjustment system for varying the height of the dial indicator. The universal fitting on the end of the arm will take the standard 8mm stems of our various dial gauges as well as having the facility to mount an indicator with a lug on the back. The mounting fitting can be rotated through 360° in two planes to give maximum flexibility in positioning the indicator. The base is machined on the bottom and one vertical side to allow for a choice of mounting positions.

This product is on page 179 of the Axminster Tools & Machinery 2018/19 Catalogue.
Reviews (4)

Customer Reviews

Overall rating 3.7 out of 5 based on 4 reviews

Newest Customer Reviews



9 November 2018

Very good

The base is excellent with very powerful grip, useful around any workshop with machine tools.
The arm is rather fiddly, especially changing from through hole mounting to spigot.
Excellent value.


14 July 2016

Disappointing quality - returned faulty

Disappointed by the poor quality of this item. Had to return as one of the clamp threads was stripped/there was no usable thread on receipt of the product. I note another reviewer commenting on having to re-cut a thread. This product is not up to the standards usually expected of Axminster. Most of the clamp parts are of a fairly poor plastic. The magnetic hold of the base seems adequate for holding a dial gauge but it didn't seem that strong.


26 June 2014

A good value for beginners

The base is top.
The cross bar is not very handy but the spring-loaded adjustment system is far enough precise.
A good base for a beginner who could replace the cross bar later.

Dr Jeremy Watson

28 March 2009

Good for the price

Good copanion to the Axminster dial gauge, which attaches very easily. Magnetic base holds amazingly well. However, I did need to re-cut the thread on one of the clamps as it had been cross-theaded during manufacture.

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