Micrometer Line Has 15 New Tools and Measuring Ranges to 4”/100mm

ATHOL, MASS., (January 19, 2011) — The L.S. Starrett Company, a global manufacturer of precision tools and metrology equipment and other tools, today announced that it has reduced the price of its 795 and 796 line of electronic micrometers by more than 25 percent and expanded the line with 15 new tools.  The expanded line offers a measuring range to 4”/100 mm.

The price reduction makes Starrett’s design, build quality and precision an affordable choice for a broader range of people considering the purchase of an electronic micrometer. Starrett’s 795 and 796 micrometers feature an IP67 level of protection against coolant, water, chips, dirt, dust and other contaminants found in hostile shop environments. The 795 includes an RS232 output port for data transmission while the 796 does not have output. The 795’s RS232 port allows output to the Starrett Datasure® Wireless Data Collection System and other RS232-equipped systems. All other features and specifications of the 795 and 796 are identical.

Starrett’s 795 and 796 electronic micrometers include large, easy-to-read (.275”/7mm), high-contrast LCD digital readout; a balanced, tapered frame for comfortable and accurate measuring and a Starrett no-glare satin chrome finish on the thimble and sleeve.  Other features include micro-lapped carbide measuring faces; automatic shut-off after 20 minutesof nonuse; inch/millimeter conversion, and an ability to zero the tool at any position as well as retain and return to the true zero reading.

For more details and information about the Starrett’s expanded 795 and 796 electronic micrometers, please contact The L.S. Starrett Company at 978-249-3551 or visit www.starrett.com.

About The L.S. Starrett Company Founded in 1880, The L.S. Starrett Company manufactures and markets precision measurement tools, metrology equipment, granite-based engineered solutions, band saw blades, power tool accessories, jobsite and shop tools.  Long known as “the world’s greatest toolmaker,” Starrett continues to set the standard of excellence through practical innovation, exceptional quality and unmatched precision.