Lixer Master Tape Measure Calibration Tool Review
We reviewed several products from Lixer Tools last year. The company is about to release the new Lixer Master tape measure calibration tool. Instead of wood, Lixer constructed this new “Lixer Master” with 303 stainless steel. They used a wire EDM process which basically creates the tool’s unique shape via electrical discharges. These serve to rapidly remove material from the workpiece. An available option on their other products, the Lixer Master will have NIST Traceable Certification. It will also ship with a custom fit padded storage box. The accuracy of this tool is an impressive +/-.0005″.
Lixer Master Tape Measure Calibration Tool
This tool , although similar to the original Lixer tape measure calibration tool in how it works, is actually designed for CMM certification. Also, if you re-certify similar tools through local calibration labs, the Lixer Master could potentially be recertified locally as well. And compared to the wood models, the stainless steel will be easier to keep clean. Another nice benefit is that the end hook adjustment slot–a potentially fragile point on the wood Lixers–now gets the added benefit of being made of metal.
The photo above reflects an early “sneak peek” prototype model. We show the final (which we reviewed) in the top featured image. All of the tool marking on the stainless steel are more or less correct. The final tool markings will utilize a laser fused porcelain process. Lixer Tools has also added two parallel lines. These run the length of the tool so you can more easily line up the tape measure blade.
Our experience with the Lixer finds it to be a very reliable tool. We base this on the simple fact of the certification bodies behind it. This tool makes more sense in a manufacturer’s hands to verify that new models are being manufactured to spec. For us, it allows for baseline comparisons of tape measure accuracy.
The Lixer Master comes at a hefty price tag of $245.95. A model with Independent ISO Certification (LM101-ISO) costs $315.95. That extra certification serves to provide the necessary documentation to confirm accuracy. Aside from that, the two models are identical.
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