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Brownells Steel Pilots Fits 41 Cylinder
"Hardened steel pilot keeps Facing and Chamfering cutters properly centered in the bore. Resists wear for years of service. Mfg: Brownells SPECS: Hardened steel. 1¼"" (3.2cm) long. .45 ACP Pilots - .45 ACP-1 fits S&W model 25 & 625. .45 ACP-2 fits Colt 1917."
itzmiopinion: I like the design. The plastic is light weight. I would have liked a glass version. Seems like it would melt in the dishwasher.
Jessica Weissman "poet and computer programmer": concept is great. Mine has lasted six years so far. I love it.
J. Fletcher "Jim Fletcher": One of the best parts about this (and actually draws some fire from other reviewers) is that it's plastic, which means no meniscus when measuring water. It's actually easier than a glass measure because of that.There is, unfortunately, a downside. It doesn't matter how easy it is to measure when it's not accurate. Because it IS so inaccurate, this piece is almost worthless for being more than a decoration.It's a 6-star concept. With so many possible ways to measure this thing could have been awesome, but the practical realization falls far short.
Joseph Tidline: This is a great tool for measuring liquid ingredients. Since I do a lot of cooking and baking I find myself using it a lot. I am able to pour boiling hot water into it without any problems. It is best to not use it to measure oils since you tend to leave some behind. Also I find the lid that comes with it to be pretty much pointless. I just leave it sitting in a drawer and have not used it once since I purchased the beaker. My major problem with this is that over the years cracks have begun to develop along the bottom and sides of my container. It hasn't caused any leaks but I am sure I will need to buy a new one eventually. Until then it still serves it purpose well. But I do agree with a past reviewer that it would be great if they made one of these out of glass. Perhaps Pyrex could get involved.
J. Raven "Very Very Sane": The good reviews here are correct. I bought this thing on a whim about six months ago and at first I wasn't really sure what I would use it for since I already have various measuring cups, spoons, etc. I find myself using it constantly though. What's nice about it is you have a lot of different measurements in one place. Plus I've found it to be very accurate. It measures CUPS, OZ, TBSP, TSP, ML/CCM/, and PINT. I do wish it were glass instead of plastic. And yes, like others have said the cupped shape on the bottom sometimes get's dishwasher water in it, but that's not a big deal to me. I think it's a very reasonably priced item that is really handy to have if you like to cook and especially if you like to bake.