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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.
14 July 2016
Disappointing quality - returned faultyDisappointed 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 beginnersThe base is top.
Dr Jeremy Watson
28 March 2009
Good for the priceGood 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.