Excellent Value for Extended Length Caliper
Your review: I needed to make some reasonably accurate measurements over a distance of 8-12 inches, that exceeded the capacity of my 6" calipers. Since the level of accuracy was not of supreme importance, I didn't want to spend a lot of money on premium quality.
Pros: I was pleasantly surprised at the quality look and feel of the Fowler 12" units. The action was smooth and the accuracy was repeatable in measuring some known references. A great value for the money invested.
Cons: Installed battery was dead. It was very hard to remove the battery from the device. The directions said to rap it against your hand or wrist to dislodge it. No way it was coming out this way as it was an extremely tight fit in the battery pocket. I needed to use a pin and insert it between the battery and the housing to pop it out. The good news.....it came with a spare battery.