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-  * **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 or recommended+  * **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.+  * **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 www.harborfreight.com, see item number 66541. Other options are at home depot, or a search for "dial caliper" at Amazon.   * **Source**: Various sources, online or local. At www.harborfreight.com, see item number 66541. Other options are at home depot, or a search for "dial caliper" at Amazon.
-  * **Approximate Cost**: $20 and up.+  * **Approximate Cost**: $20 and up.  A $20 dial caliper is sufficient for this course.
  
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