Vernier calipers are measuring tools to give precise measurements of length, diameters, inner diameters, steps, and depths. The tool works very well when you need to measure objects, holes, spheres, and more. |
There are several kinds of vernier calipers in the market.
Basic Vernier Caliper
The basic vernier caliper will have two sets of jaws and a depth blade. The large jaws are used to clamp an object to measure outer diameters and widths. At the top of the caliper are smaller jaws. These jaws face outwards to measure inner diameters of objects. At the end of the body is the depth blade that slides out to measure the depth of holes.
Long Jaw Vernier Caliper
The long jaw vernier caliper is used when you need to measure hard to reach areas.
Knife Edge Vernier Caliper
The knife edge vernier caliper have the large and small jaws made sharp like a knife. This kind of caliper is used when you need to measure objects with thin grooves.
Chisel Edge Vernier Caliper
The chisel edge caliper has long jaws with a chiseled edge. This kind of caliper is used when you need to measure narrow grooves inside holes.
Groove Vernier Caliper
This caliper has points on the jaws to measure inside grooves. It can measure the width, depth, and shape of the grooves. A caliper with the points facing inwards measures outside grooves.
The several types of vernier calipers are also produced with an electronic display and referred to as digital calipers. Digital calipers have become the caliper of choice for many users since they can show the measurements instantly.