# HOW TO USE A MICROMETER CALIPER

1. The micrometer has two main scales: the vertical scale (VS) and the

horizontal scale (HS) whose readings are in millimeter. 2. Place the object to be measured between the anvil and the spindle. Tighten the setscrew enough to hold the object in place while getting the reading. 3. Look for the number on the VS that COINCIDES with middle line on the HS. 4. The FINAL micrometer reading will be = VS + HS LEAST COUNT (LC) – the smallest value that can be read directly in that scale LC = 1 unit of a scale N where: N = number of divisions on the given scale LC(HS) = __5__ 5 LC Vert Scale = FS(LC)__ N( r ) where: r = number of complete rotation of the thimble LC of Horizontal Scale = 1mm LC of Vertical Scale = 0.017cm HORIZONTAL SCALE READING (FS or HS) = 17mm VERTICAL SCALE READING (VS) = 0.323cm FINAL MICROMETER CALIPER READING = 17.323 cm

Given: N = 30

r=2

0 mm

5

10

15

25

1. nth line FS =
17th

20

2. nth line Vert Scale= 3. 4.
26th HSLC = 1mm Vert Scale

LC

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