How to Read a Vernier Caliper?


A vernier calliper is a precise measuring instrument that measures the length of very tiny object usually in centimetres. It has got two scales the first scale gives a reading of up to 1 decimal point while the second scale gives a reading up to 2 decimal points. If the first reading was 4.5 and tithe second reading is 9, the full reading would be 4.59cm.
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1. Review the Vernier caliper's parts. Notice how it has movable jaws and two measuring scales. One of the measuring scales moves with the jaws. Use the large jaws to measure objects
there is no zero reading for vernier caliper.
0 on the movement part is indicate actual number ,now if 0 is in between lines ,then you should check the numbers after 0 from 1 to 9 each number when is exact line up with measure
1. Close the caliper all the way to make sure no light can be seen through the jaws. If there is this means the caliper needs to be clean thoroughly or there is a metal burr on the
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How to Read a Vernier Caliper
Not everything that you measure with a ruler or a measuring tape is going to measure perfectly. There's a tendency to estimate the fraction measurement, then add it to the total. A Vernier caliper removes that guess work and brings the measurement down... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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