Digital Calipers, Dial Calipers, & Vernier Calipers
Calipers are one of the most popular precision measuring instruments because they are relatively inexpensive and versatile tools. Calipers are used to measure the distance between two opposite sides of an object. They are available in Digital, Dial, and Vernier styles with features such as SPC Output, Solar, and Waterproof and Dust Resistant. Calipers provide measurements of length, depth, inside diameter, and outside diameter - known as ID and OD. MSI Viking sells all the most popular brands of calipers, including Mitutoyo, Mahr Federal, Starrett, Brown & Sharpe, TESA, Fowler, and many more. Calipers should be frequently checked for accuracy. They are more susceptible to damage than other tools. Both the inside jaws and the outside jaws need to be calibrated, as well as the depth rod and the step measurement, if these are used. To check for wear in the jaws, do this: clean them and close them. Then hold them up to the light and if they're worn you'll see light shining through the gaps. The surfaces can be ground flat again by a professional. We offer calibration and repair on all the calipers we sell.