For most everyday measuring uses, the True Power digital vernier caliper is all you’ll ever need. Even
though the cost is very affordable (making you might expect the quality to be cheap), this just isn’t the
case with this caliper.
One example of the quality of this model is the display. Although it’s very simple, it’s also very large and
easy to read. When you’ve got sweat in your eyes, dirt on the caliper and you’re getting up there in age
(sorry Dad), then you’ll appreciate this large display. You can very easily measure your object, read the
display, and go without worrying about second-guessing the measurement.
Another nice feature is the quality of materials used for this caliper. Even though the price is low,
cheap materials are not used for this product, and you will get very accurate measurements due to the
extremely high assembly tolerances used to manufacture this model.
Again extremely accurate, this product can display and convert measurements in Inch fractions to the
1/128”, convert them to Inches decimals to .0005”, or display in millimeters to .01mm. Being able to
easily switch from mm to Inches and back is a very nice feature, especially if you’re working with both
international and foreign customers who use 2 different types of measurement systems!
The carrying and storage case is also surprisingly nice and durable for the price paid for the whole setup.
With a hard shell outside and foamy inside, you don’t have to worry about calibrations of your True
Power digital vernier caliper getting messed up or the unit breaking.
If you go on Amazon.com and read the reviews, you’ll find it has a 5/5 star rating. One reason why
is that almost all of the reviewers love it more than the cheap Chinese calipers found on the market.
Although one customer said he’s more attached to his Mitutoyo, but that’s mainly due to the price- not
necessarily the quality being any better!
A lot of customers also like the auto shut off mode. If you’ve ever left a unit without turning it off and
had the batteries wear out or die, you understand why it’s so popular. The setting is to turn off the
caliper after 4 minutes of no use.
One user said that if you move the caliper at more than 60 inches per second than it might miss reading, but really doesn’t expect someone to move it that fast. In a real-world application, normally it is only moved at about 1-2 inches/second, so 60 inches is far outside the norm!
Overall, most of the users agree on one thing as far as quality goes- it isn’t quite as nice as those made
by “the Big Boys”, but for the price the quality can’t be beat. So if you’re looking for a pretty good
quality caliper that you can afford to lose (in case someone walks away with it), then the True North
digital vernier caliper is a great choice and a top recommendation.