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    FYI: Pretty nice pair of Dividers - $16

    Bought 2 pairs of these Ledin dividers from Amazon. They are solid, fit and finish is nice, the adjustment mechanism works well. They were heavier than I expected but that's not a show stopper for me. I think they were worth the $16 asking price. Here's a link to the 6" set I bought, if anyone is interested. They sell other sizes too.

    Hope it helps.
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    Just a suggestion, when you embed a link make it bold for those of us that don't have young eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Page View Post
    Just a suggestion, when you embed a link make it bold for those of us that don't have young eyes.
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    With an increased understanding of using dividers, thanks to everyone at SMC, lately my sniffer has been sniffing these out. They are also good on the lathe along with some calipers that have been popping up at estate sales.

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    Mine, gathered up from a couple shops around here..
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    Includes a 6" and an 8" pair.

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    These look awfully similar to those I bought from Lee Valley. Here's the link for Bruce
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    With an increased understanding of using dividers, thanks to everyone at SMC, lately my sniffer has been sniffing these out. They are also good on the lathe along with some calipers that have been popping up at estate sales.

    jtk
    I got one of those recently primarily to use at the lathe. I really like the quick adjustment feature, so much that I ordered another last week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John K Jordan View Post
    I got one of those recently primarily to use at the lathe. I really like the quick adjustment feature, so much that I ordered another last week.

    JKJ
    A Starrett that was recently acquired has this feature and it is handy.

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    This and another Starrett dividers set me back $5 plus tax at one of my regular junk store stops.

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    Well, that certainly works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilton Ralphs View Post
    These look awfully similar to those I bought from Lee Valley. Here's the link for Bruce
    Now that's what I'm talkin' about!
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    I had bad fortune with French made dividers with the brass slip nuts. The steel thread wore against the soft brass and the dividers did not hold the setting. As a consequence I have avoided brass slip nuts for many years. Hold out for steel nuts or avoid slip nuts for long life.

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