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  • Caliper Basics
    Calipers are extremely versatile tools for making a wide range of distance measurements, including both outside diameters (OD) and inside diameters (ID). While micrometers are more accurate, they have a limited measurement range, typically several inches. Calipers can span from 2 inches to 4 feet
  • What You Must Know About Calipers
    For the curious, the word caliper is short for caliper compass, which was a device with curved legs used to measure the caliber, or bore, of cannon and small arms. In today's machine shop, calipers are very versatile instruments used to make a wide variety of measurements, including ODs and IDs
  • Comparative ID/OD Gaging
    . Usually the big decision comes down to choosing between making measurements with either a caliper/micrometer or a comparative bench or portable gage. Working on the production floor, there are two critical points to think about: gage performance and speed of measurement.

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