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Use of Vernier Caliper

Vernier Caliper can be used to measure diameter, thickness very accurately.

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Different Parts of Vernier Caliper


Main Scale

Inside jaws

Depth Gauge

Vernier Scale Outside jaws


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Measuring Internal Diameter


Use the inside jaws of the caliper as shown

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Measuring External Diameter


Use the outside jaws of the caliper as shown

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Measuring Depth of a Hole


Use the depth gauge of the caliper as shown

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Reading the Vernier Scale

Read the 0 position of the vernier scale on the main scale to get a rough reading. Rough reading = 18mm
Look along the vernier scale until one of the vernier division coincides with the main scale Accurate reading = 18.46mm0.01 mm
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Exercise
What is the reading in the caliper shown? Please click on one of the following answer.
A. 3.51cm B. 3.57cm C. 3.62cm D. 3.642cm
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3.5

E. 3.67cm
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Solution
Read the 0 position of the vernier scale on the main scale to get a rough reading. Rough reading = 3.6cm Look along the vernier scale until one of the vernier division coincides with the main scale Accurate reading = 3.67cm0.005cm

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