1999 Plymouth Neon Tools

Tiny
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1999 Plymouth Neon

I am a new auto tech and wanted to get advice on what micrometer sizes and brands are a must have? I have heard that you don't want to go cheap on some tools. Thanks for any feed back.
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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 AT 2:47 PM

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Tiny
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Exactly what specialty are you going for?Micrometers are not used very often in automotive unless doing engine or possibly trans internals. Sometimes rear diff work, but that is basically just to measure the shims.
Mitutoyo and Starrett are what I use between dial indicators and micrometers. Might want to invest in a set of calipers as well
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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 AT 7:54 AM
Tiny
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Wont need it as much for trans work but for engine rebuilding its a must, start by getting a set of calipers because they're cheap igaging has a accurate set for 30 bucks that will get you used to measuring things to within 1 thousanths of an inch . Then later after you work in the industry for a while and start getting deeper into things' you will need three micrometers a 0 to 1 inch, a 1 to 2 inch and a 3 to 4 inch .I like brown and sharp' starrett' lufkin' mitutoyo'. But theres so many. For micrometers 100 bucks and up' for calipers 30 bucks up' // dial indicators for stuff outside of the engine. Like brake rotors 10 bucks on ebay but for anything inside the engine 60 bucks and up and as for a good magnetic indicator stand I like noga. That should do it
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 10:06 PM
Tiny
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Oh '' if you plan on re building engines you might also think about getting a strait edge too for checking for warpage or flatness and such. Good luck
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 10:26 PM
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Its always great to see new techs getting started.I wish you the best of luck . And thanks for showing interest
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Sunday, March 6th, 2016 AT 10:35 PM

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