Precision, durability, and reliability characterize Reeds 'n Stuff dial indicators.
Achieve consistently good results by measuring the thickness of your cane. The markings on the tongue help to determine identical measuring points between reeds, which allows you to check the profile and symmetry of the reeds.
The dial and the lifting lever can be rotated to any desired position.
The dial indicator is therefore suitable for both right-handed and left-handed people.
Our dial indicators are available in both analog or digital formats.
The precision of both devices is the identical, the only difference lies in the convenience of use.
The Tip of Your Choice
Choose among tips S (Standard for bassoon), F, and D to see the point you are measuring from every perspective and to measure exactly at a given point. Choose the ball-pointed tip K for a smooth glide when you pull the cane or reed through, as well as to measure gouged cane.
How can I set the dial indicator to ZERO?
The easiest way is to turn the dial so that the large pointer is back at ZERO. However, the dial indicator can also be recalibrated so that the large pointer is back at 12 o'clock. To do this, loosen the fastening screw that fixes the dial indicator in the dial indicator arm. Now position the dial indicator by moving it up or down so that both the small and large pointer show ZERO. When locking the screw do not tighten it too much, as this can block the axle movement in the dial indicator.
Can I change the tip of the dial indicator?
Replacing the tip of the dial indicator is easy to do. You can simply turn out the tip that you have now with the help of pliers and replace it with the desired new tip. If there is not enough space between the tongue and the tip, you can loosen the screw that fixes the dial gauge in the dial gauge arm and remove the dial gauge from the arm. It may now be necessary to recalibrate the dial indicator.
Can I change the tongue of the dial indicator?
The tongue of the dial gauge can also be changed very easily. You can find instructions here.
Can the hardness tester be used as a dial indicator?
The support plate of the hardness tester is too large to obtain precise results. The thickness of finished reeds, for example, cannot be measured with the hardness tester. Inaccurate measurement results may occur also with gouged cane. For this reasons we do not recommend to use the hardness tester as a dial indicator.