Welcome to MSC, this site is screen reader friendly.

  • Help
    • 1-800-645-7270
    • Live Chat
    • Help Center
    • About Us
  • Cart
Help

24/7 Customer Care

  • 1-800-645-7270
  • Live Chat
  • Help Center
  • About Us

Small Calipers Technical Information

Shop All Calipers
Basics of...Small Calipers

Calipers are extremely versatile measuring tools. Most calipers 12�?/300mm and under can perform OD, ID and step measurements and normally have a depth rod for measuring deep recesses. They are available with plastic, stainless steel and carbide jaws to match your measurement requirements and are available with either vernier, dial or electronic displays. English dial calipers are normally graduated in .001�? and have either .100" or .200" range per revolution. Metric dial calipers are normally graduated in 0.01mm or 0.02mm and have either 1.0mm or 2.0mm range per revolution.

Standard Electronic Calipers

standard electronic calipers

Standard Electronic Calipers are available with or without digital output. They are used throughout industry due to their rugged design and their easy to read display.

Dial Calipers

dial calipers

Dial Calipers are an extremely versatile measuring tool. They can measure OD, ID, steps, and normally have a depth rod for measuring deep recesses. They are easier to read than vernier calipers and are available in inch or metric models.

Plastic Calipers

plastic calipers

Plastic Calipers are available in electronic, dial or vernier configurations. They are designed to be used when a non-marring jaw is required, such as measuring X-rays, plants, animals or other fragile items and high accuracy is not required.

Vernier Calipers

Vernier calipers

Vernier Calipers are available in inch, metric and inch/metric models. Smaller vernier calipers have largely been supplanted by dial or electronic calipers.

Waterproof Electronic Calipers

waterproof electronic calipers

Waterproof Electronic Calipers are designed to be used in harsh fluid or dust environments. They are available with or without digital utput. They are currently available in IP65 to IP67 protection levels. IP67 has the greatest waterproof rating and can be subjected to flood coolant.

Solar Electronic Calipers

solar electronic calipers

Solar Electronic Calipers eliminate the problem of battery replacement/disposal and the inherent costs. They are available with or without digital output. IP67 rated waterproof models are also available.

Back to Index