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Big Cal Woodworking Calipers


When you're looking for piston-fit accuracy,
you need a tool that gives you precise inside and outside dimensions. Woodpeckers BigCal Woodworking Calipers do just that and more. Calipers are often used in metalworking, but most standard calipers max out at just 6" and are graduated to the thousandth of an inch. BigCal combines machinist-level accuracy and furniture-sized scale in a caliper designed for woodworking.

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BigCal 12" & 24" Combo Set BigCal 12" & 24" Combo Set SKU: BC-COMBO
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BigCal 24in/600mm BigCal 24in/600mm SKU: BC-24600
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BigCal 12in/300mm BigCal 12in/300mm SKU: BC-12300
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Precision‚Ķ Inside AND Out 

BigCal's jaws align perfectly between the inside and outside references. Now, you can transfer critical dimensions with an exact physical reference. To secure the jaws, we engineered a dual-function nut that applies a rock-solid grip and squares the jaw to the blade. That means no slip and no wiggle when transferring critical dimensions. We lock the fixed jaw precisely at zero so you can slide the adjustable jaw out of the way and use BigCal as a T-square. And, we mill the tips of the outside jaws exactly 1/8" square, allowing you to register even the smallest slots or grooves.

No more complicated dials or confusing fractions. We engraved the scales in both 1/32" and 1mm graduations. Turn BigCal over and you'll find the scales read from the opposite end. You can use this side to gauge the depth of a mortise or groove. We made it easy to transfer that dimension using the scribing notch on the end of the blade.

Precision-milled from high-quality stainless steel, BigCal's blade is rigid even with the jaws fully extended. We mill the jaws from solid blocks of aircraft-grade aluminum. Then, we finish the jaws in our signature Woodpeckers "Red" which will keep your calipers looking flawless for decades.  

We make BigCal in two sizes. The large caliper lets you measure inside or outside dimensions to 24" (or 610mm). That's 18 inches more than most standard calipers. On the smaller BigCal, you'll get over 12" between the jaws. The jaws on both are 2-1/4" deep for outside measurements and 3/4" for inside measurements. Each BigCal includes a wall-mountable Rack-It so your new tool will always be perched and ready to go to work.

Like all Woodpeckers products, each BigCal Woodworking Caliper is precisely machined and carefully inspected in our Strongsville, Ohio, facility (just south of Cleveland). 

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Country of Manufacture United States