Thanks, all. I didn’t hear any pro-American prejudice specific to Harley mechanics, though nobody actually said they were reporting a Harley mechanic’s preferences.
Looks like Starrett is about 60% more costly than Mitutoyo.
I wonder, Bernse, whether in place of one pair of digital calipers you buy English and Metric versions? Or do you not use one of these unit systems? Or do you do 4-digit conversions in your head much faster than I do? Or do you work more slowly in one unit system?
And don’t folks find long calipers don’t fit into tight spaces more often than short calipers don’t reach far enough? I certainly do - I think about 4" would be a better all-around size. But then I do industrial work, not bike repair.
Actually, these points are getting to be “In My Humble Opinion” topics - I originally was interested in the humble opinions of Harlye mechanics, which topic is one of fact.