General Tools’ 141ME Pocket Caliper is exactly what it sounds like – small calipers that are convenient and compact enough for pocket-carry. Or you can of course leave it in your tool bag or toolbox.
I mentioned these calipers in last month’s post: What’s the Difference Between Calipers and Micrometers.
They’re small, with a 3″ opening width, and a 4″ scale on the top edge. Markings are in 1/32″, and 1 mm.
While no substitute for “real” calipers, the Pocket Caliper is quick to use and handy to have around. I bought one a while ago, and it has earned its place in my toolbox.
There are better tools for precision measuring tasks, but it’s hard to beat the Pocket Caliper’s convenience for when you just need to make a quick outside measurement up to 3″.
It’s light, durable, and non-marring.
Unless things have changed, they’re made in Switzerland.