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The 6 Inch Caliper is probably the first tool any young Fabricator should probably buy. It isĀ versatileĀ  in a number of ways,it can measure inside diameters, outside diameters and depth.

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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.

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This photo is showing .000 of an Inch.

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This photo is showing .041 of an Inch.

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This photo is showing .223 of an Inch.

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This photo is showing 1.075 inches.

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This photo is showing 1.736 inches.

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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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