How to Read Vernier Calipers

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Fractional Reading Vernier Scale. 1/16" on the main beam is subdivided into eight or to 1/128". Because of .300" inside jaw thickness, the vernier is placed .300" off from zero point.

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aimsO-30 (2003) full size12/8/0310:13 PMPage 1CALIPERSHow to Read Vernier CalipersFractional Reading Vernier Scale.1/16" on the main beam is subdividedinto eight or to 1/128".Because of .300" inside jaw thickness,the vernier is placed .300" off fromzero point.Position of thevernier plate canbe readjusted.1/16"Graduationson the main beam.Decimal Reading VernierScale. 1/40th of an inch issubdivided into 25 by thevernier to read to onethousandth. One inch isfirst divided into ten, andthen 40 graduations.Each smallest graduationon the main beam represents .025".Inch Fractional and Decimal ReadingsThis vernier caliper has two scales which enable readings to a fraction of an inch as in the case of 1/128" graduated vernier (upper scale), or in decimals as in thecase of 1/1000" graduated vernier (lower scale).Each division on the fractional main scale represents1/16th of an inch. The vernier further subdivides eachdivision on the main scale to read 1/128 of an inch.Each division of the decimal main scale represents onefortieth of an inch or .025". Each fourth line marked by 1represents .100", the line marked 2 represents .200",and so forth.

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