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Features of dial calipers

The dial caliper is one of the handiest measuring tools available, used by mechanics and toolmakers everywhere. It is direct reading, reliable and accurate.
Readability Features
?Sharp, clear dial graduation of .001″or 0.02mm in one resolution.
?Sharp,back graduations on the satin finished bar, every.100?or 1mm
?Choice of black, red, or white inch dials; millimeter dials are
Ease-of-Handling Features
?Knife-edge contacts for both inside and outside measurements
?One hand use with the thumb-operated, fine adjustment roll.
?Lock screw for dial bezel
?Lock screw for holding the sliding jaw in position
?6?150mm) ,8?200mm) and 12?300mm)models have a covered rack depth rod.
? Parallel lines can be scribed on a workpiece by setting the caliper jaw to the required dimensions, locking the movable jaw with the lock screw and then using the front edge of the fixed jaw as the scribing surface.
Accuracy and Long-Life Feature
?Long-wearing carbide faces on outside contacts on models Nos. 120AX-6 and 120 MX-150 only
?Hardened stainless steel bar, measuring surfaces, rack, gears and depth rod
?Positive, split-gear anti-backlash control
?Rack teeth point down to make it easy to shed foreign matter and thereby keep the area clean