If you’re an engineer, you’ll know that finding the very best tools is crucial. As a brand Limit have a lot to offer engineers, who are one of the largest proportions of our clientele. Behind every design and product, there is a sturdy foundation of knowledge, experience and in-depth consumer research. Accuracy, ease of use and a good user-friendly design are the top priorities when creating these tools.
Another aspect you’ll want to consider when buying measuring tools is value for money. Limit’s tools are set at a moderate price point. Even better, we offer a range of options for most tools, meaning you’re never forced into paying a huge price for something that has 10 different functions when in reality you only need to use two of them.
So what precisely can Limit offer engineers? Below is a list of our top 5 products for engineers:
1. Angles (squares), Rules and Protractors
These tools are the bedrock of basic manufacturing. Even if you’re not an engineer by trade, it’s likely you’ve used them or know what they’re for. Sometimes known as a machinist square, an engineer’s square is a handheld measuring, marking and checking tool. It comprises two straight pieces of metal set at a right angle which can then be used to assess angles and mark straight lines. These are widely used in metalworking and cabinet making workshops, in fact, anywhere where accurate square construction is required.
Limit manufacture a wide range of steel workshop graduated rulers, flat and footed angle bars, and disc angle protractors to cover every requirement in setting out and marking of sheet metal and wood cabinet fabrication.
Browse our range here.
2. Letter and Number Punches
Also known as letter stamps or number stamps, letter punches are used to emboss the impression of a letter or number into a workpiece. The numbers and letters can be used to describe, identify or give a code number to manufactured steel and other metal items. You can also use them to label and protect your valuable tools. The Limit range of letter and number stamps starts at 2mm digit heights for steel or hard steel rising to 25mm, this is the biggest range on the market. All Limit punches have the reverse image (meaning the end result is immediately readable) and feature hardened steel faces.
1733 and 1735 punches are suitable for steel and other metals and are for punching marks on materials with tensile strength up to 150 Kg/mm². 5175 and 5176 punches are designed for hard steel with tensile strength up to 200 Kg/mm².
Browse our range of punches here.
3. Precision Digital Machine Levels
Digital machine levels, also called machinist levels, are precision tools for use where highly accurate levelling of all kinds of manufacturing machinery is required. Examples of this would include metal working (lathes, planers), printing and high tech production line equipment.
Limit offers three battery operated digital levels, all with ±0.3° accuracy, magnetic base, IP54 rating and easy to read figures. Other features on individual models include a protractor, V groove enabling use on a round bar, deviation or actual readings. All models are small, lightweight and compact for easy carrying and use.
In addition to the digital levels Limit also offers a precision flat level and a range of 4 precision frame levels. The latter allow the precise setting of surfaces to horizontal or vertical, adjustable graduated vials, longitudinal and transverse and a V groove on the working surface.
Browse our machine levels here.
Micrometers are used in mechanical engineering (and most mechanical trades) for accurate measurements of components. They generally provide a more accurate reading than using vernier calipers.
Limit’s comprehensive range includes analogue and digital micrometers with accuracies from ±0.004 to 0.009 mm. Additionally, we offer specialist micrometers for measuring pipes, thread measurement, wire diameters and large range steel framed micrometers too, with a range of seven different models for measuring from 300-400mm up to 900-1000mm.
Browse our micrometers here.
5. Gauge Block Sets
Gauge blocks are a system for producing precision lengths and are often used as a reference for the calibration of other equipment. They come in sets and are stacked up to create the desired length. Using gauge blocks is the main industry-used method of length standardisation.
Limit produces two types of gauge block sets. DIN 861/2 block sets are designed for the inspection and calibration of dial and other workshop gauges. DIN 861/1 block sets are for the inspection of feeler gauges, measurement instruments and other items in the measuring room. Both are available with either 47 or 87 blocks. They are manufactured from special hardened steel and are precision ground and lapped, supplied in a wooden case.
Browse our gauge block sets here.
Are you interested in purchasing tools from Limit? Browse our selection online or give us a call on 01933 665877.