What is a Digital Caliper?

Digital calipers are valuable and inexpensive measuring tools. They are more accurate and more versatile than rulers. However, proper use is a little less intuitive. Price varies. In the USA big Chinese chain stores like Harbor Freight sell inexpensive digital calipers for about $20. We also included a link at left to an inexpensive digital caliper on Amazon for your convenience.

How to Use a Digital Caliper

We searched YouTube for digital caliper instruction videos. This is one of the better videos out there. It is short, clear, and concise. In the video, you will learn how to take four different kinds of measurements with a digital caliper:

  • Inside Dimensions
  • Outside Dimensions
  • Depth
  • Shoulder Dimensions

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