The 6 Inch Caliper is probably the first tool any young Fabricator should probably buy. It is versatile in a number of ways,it can measure inside diameters, outside diameters and depth.
As you can see from the above demonstration it really is not that difficult to measure various surfaces. Yet, that leaves one issue at hand, how do you read a caliper? So to remedy this problem I have included a number of photo’s showing various measurements, lets see if you can get it right.
This photo is showing .000 of an Inch.
This photo is showing .041 of an Inch.
This photo is showing .223 of an Inch.
This photo is showing 1.075 inches.
This photo is showing 1.736 inches.
This photo is showing 1.228 inches.
It might take awhile to get used to reading a non-digital caliper however in machine shops where there is a lot of coolant being sprayed you don’t have to worry about your caliper quitting on you.
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