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Dial caliper

  • Description: A low cost version of a precision tool. A six inch model with a thumb wheel is recommended. Battery-powered digital read outs are not required. Battery-powered digital calipers have the disadvantage that they don't work when the battery is dead, which can happen when the caliper is stored unused in your toolbox.
  • Purpose: To measure parts to within 0.001 inch, usually to inspect or verify dimensions. We will use calipers to measure parts so that we can create accurate CAD models.
  • Source: Various sources, online or local. At, see item number 66541. Other options are at home depot, or a search for “dial caliper” at Amazon.
  • Approximate Cost: $20 and up. A $20 dial caliper is sufficient for this course.


dial_caliper.txt · Last modified: 2018/10/02 23:47 by gerry