Should You Buy Masters for Your Thread Ring Gages? Gage users who have had bad experiences with rings that have not been set properly or who are just trying to keep their gage costs down, often ask "Should I buy masters for my thread ring gages?"
In recent columns I presented answers to the most-asked questions regarding measurement and calibration, and I hope some of them have been helpful. As more companies start calibrating their gages and instruments, more questions arise, but many of them are answered in a 28-page document titled, "Searching For Zero."
Like many instruments in measurement, gage pins are misused.
There are few inspection departments that don't have one or more sets of what are commonly known as gage pins. Ranging in size up to 1 inch or 25 millimeters to about 2 inches or 50 millimeters long, they are very handy for a wide range of measuring situations. But, like many instruments in measurement, they also are misused.