Reading Micrometers - 1: Overview
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WARNING: Machine tools present a safety hazard. Improper operation can result in severe injury. These topics are for non-laboratory study only and are not to be used in conjunction with the operation of any tool or machine described herein. Never use a machine tool without the supervision of a qualified instructor.
This topic teaches you how to read a standard manual micrometer (mic). Primarily it emphasizes the manual mic but we will discuss how to read electronic micrometers as well. The reading of depth micrometers is covered in a different topic (Depth Micrometers) because they are bit confusing when compared to regular micrometers..

It may be a good idea to look over the topic titled "The Micrometer" first in that it covers the construction and proper handling of a the basic OD mic.

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