What will be the reading of this vernier calliper?

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• Micheal_Leo
Micheal_Leo

That is not a vernier caliper, it is a dial caliper.
If you zeroed the dial before the reading, it reads 6.34 mm.
It is very close to 1/4" = 6.35 mm.

Each mark on the bar is one millimetre. The reading is just over six.
The dial turns once every two millimetres.
The even millimetre zero is at the top of the dial.
The odd millimetre zero is at the bottom of the dial.

ohwilleke, berkeman and Micheal_Leo
Baluncore said:
That is not a vernier caliper, it is a dial caliper.
If you zeroed the dial before the reading, it reads 6.34 mm.
It is very close to 1/4" = 6.35 mm.

Each mark on the bar is one millimetre. The reading is just over six.
The dial turns once every two millimetres.
The even millimetre zero is at the top of the dial.
The odd millimetre zero is at the bottom of the dial.
so 6 on main scale and 0.34 on dial . on main scale i am seeing cm scale

Micheal_Leo said:
on main scale i am seeing cm scale
That appears to be subdivided into 1 mm divisions.
The 5 mm mark is slightly longer, as will be the 10 mm marks.
If the 10 mm multiples are marked 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 ... then it is in centimetres.
If the marks are 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 ... then it is in millimetres.

ohwilleke and Micheal_Leo
Baluncore said:
That appears to be subdivided into 1 mm divisions.
The 5 mm mark is slightly longer, as will be the 10 mm marks.
If the 10 mm multiples are marked 0, 1, 2, 3, 4 ... then it is in centimetres.
If the marks are 0, 10, 20, 30, 40 ... then it is in millimetres.
got it thank you so 6.34cm

sophiecentaur
Micheal_Leo said:
got it thank you so 6.34cm
That measured distance is less that 1 cm (10 mm), so it can’t be that value.

ohwilleke and sophiecentaur
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Lnewqban
Micheal_Leo said:
got it thank you so 6.34cm
No, it's 6.34mm. No instrument, however accurate, is useful without the user's common wisdom, sorry to be so blunt.

sophiecentaur and Mark44
apostolosdt said:
No, it's 6.34mm. No instrument, however accurate, is useful without the user's common wisdom, sorry to be so blunt.
It should be second nature to check the likelyhood of ones first reading. A factor of ten in measurement error should scream at the user. Using a twist drill of known size is an easy way - anyone with a calliper is sure to also have some twist drills; you don't need anything as posh as a feeler gauge.
Playing with measuring tools is a good habit to acquire; constant re-assurance about the sizes of things is bread and butter for a machinist (of any skill level).

My ex wife (a teacher) recounted the announcement at a sports day that the "Boys' 100mm race is about to start". ~We all knock PE teachers but . . .

ohwilleke

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