Gauge Types 1. Commercial Gauges - These are standard gauges used to inspect or gauge radii or fillets visually.

- They are the most common type of gauges

Figure 1. Commercial radius gauge and applications.

2. Screw Pitch Gauge - A screw pitch gauge is used to determine the pitch of a screw. - A screw pitch gauge does not check thread size and will not give adequate thread form for precision parts

Figure 2. Screw pitch gauge and method of application.

3. Plug Gauge - Plug gauges are used to inspect the diameter of holes - A plug gauge consists of two members: the go end, and the no-go or not-go end - A plug gauge consists of two parts: the gauging member and the handle - Plug gauges are made to follow the American Gauge Design (AGD) standard 3 types of AGD standard plug gauges: a. Single-end – has 2 separate gage members, each having its own handle. b. Double-end – consists of 2 gauge members mounted on a single handle, with one gauge member on each end.

Figure 5. Figure 3. It is held into the handle by a set screw or a collet chuck built into the handle. Trilock design – The gauge member is held to the handle by means of a sockethead screw.They are used in pairs. The frond two-thirds of the gauge member is ground to the go size and the remaining portion is ground to the no-go size. Reversible wire-type – The gauge member is simply a straight blank. . Ring Gauge . Progressive gauge . It is reversible. 3 methods of mounting gage members on the handle by AGD: a.consists of a single gauge member mounted on a single handle. Types of AGD standard plug gauges. b. Methods of mounting gauge members on the handle by AGD 4. . consisting of go and no-go members. c. It is not reversible. The gauge members can be reversed. Ring gauge.Ring gauges are used to inspect the diameter of shafts. Figure 4. Taper-lock design – The gauge member is tapered on one end.c.

. b. . 6.Contains a body and a sliding pin or plunger. Snap Gauge . Thread-roll snap gage – Used to control the size of the thread pitch diameter. d. Basic application of flush-pin gauge indicating various positions of plunger. thicknesses or widths. and thread form. lead of a thread. Flush-pin Gauge . parallel. Form-and-groove or blade-type snap gage – Used to control the size of grooves or checking close shoulder diameters. Plain adjustable snap gage – The distance between gauging members can be adjusted.5. Snap gauges. c.A snap gauge is a fixed gauge arranged with inside measuring surfaces for calipering diameters. nonadjustable anvils.A simple mechanical device used to measure linear dimensions or gauge the depth of holes. Figure 6. Figure 7. Types of snap gauge: a. lengths. Plain solid snap gage – Has fixed.