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Starrett 3810A Portable Hardness Tester with Printer & USB Output

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Starrett 3810A Portable Hardness Tester with Printer & USB Output

Call for pricing @ (252) 344-2309
Starrett 3810A 69871
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Product Description


The Starrett 3810A is a state-of-the-art digital instrument designed to test the hardness of large hard metal parts. Loaded with useful functions such as USB output and a built in printer, the 3810A is an ideal choice for fast accurate hardness testing. This versatile tester can perform tests that easily convert to the most popular hardness scales, including Rockwell, Brinell, Vickers and Shore. Easy to use - simply load the impact body, place the impact body on your test piece, then push the button to begin testing. The 3810A is designed to test large hard parts. For example, tool steel should be close to 1" thick of solid material. The 3810A comes with a D impact device, calibration block, cleaning brush, manual and a carrying case.

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  • Accuracy: +/- 0.5% (referred to L=800)
  • Repeatability accuracy: +/- 4L units L= Leeb
  • Measuring Range: 200-960 HL
  • For steel & cast steel, alloy tool steel, stainless steel, gray cast iron, spheroidal iron, cast aluminum, brass, bronze, wrought copper alloy
  • Tool steel should be about 1” thick solid material or larger
  • Operating temperature: 5-104 degrees F
  • Dimensions: 5.96 x 2.938 x 1.270” (150 x 74 x 32mm)
  • Weight: 8.6 oz. (245 grams)



  • Simple to use keypad
  • Auto identification of impact device
  • Large LCD with back light
  • USB output
  • Auto conversion to commonly used scales
  • Auto mean value and min & max values
  • Battery indicator
  • 100 group memory capacity


Data Sheet pdf For Starrett 3810A (click here)


 Which scales can this tester convert to?

Test results can easily convert to the more popular hardness scales: Rockwell (HRB & HRC), Brinell (HB), Vickers (HV), Shore, etc...


How thick does the part have to be?

For testing large hard parts such as tool steel, the thickness should be close to 1" thick or more. If the test piece is coupled, it is possible to test down to a 3mm thickness.


How easy is it to operate?

The 3810A is simple to operate. First you need to load the impact device by simply cocking it. This moves the impact body, which is within the impact device, into the start position. Next, place the impact device onto the surface of your test piece. Finally, push the button on top of the impact device to initiate test and obtain reading.


What do I get in this package?

Standard accessories are: Tester with built-in printer, Impact Device "D", Calibrated Test Block, Software, Custom Carry Case, Cleaning Brush, and Operation Manual.


What optional accessories are available?

  • A variety of impact devices are available such as DC, D+15, DL, G, and C. (see details below)
  • 12 piece Universal Support Ring Set is available for use on concave or convex parts (minimum radius of test piece curved surface without support ring: 1.2" (30mm) or 7/16" (11mm) with support ring).







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