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Deep Thinking About Depth Gages

Like other hand tools, depth gages have undergone a gradual change from mechanical scales to digital wonders.

Depth gages are among the simplest of gages, typically consisting of an indicating device mounted through a reference bar or plate.


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A Master

What Do You Expect Your Master To Do For You?

Nothing makes life easier than having a ‘master’ for the dimension(s) you have to measure. But a simple request for one with a dimension attached to it, for example, is not enough information to get something that will do what you want it to.


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Calibration Cycles

Calibration frequency will vary with the application

A lot of people play fast and loose with the frequency of calibration on their gages, masters and instruments.


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Sending Gages Out For Calibration

Proper Packaging of the Gages is the Most Critical Step

My lab does a lot of fixed limit gage calibration and I sometimes wonder how the folks who deal with it on a day-to-day basis cope with it all.


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The Price of Precision

Higher tolerance “insurance” comes with a price tag.

There’s an old rule of thumb among suppliers of precision gages that tighter tolerances mean higher prices. This is understandable considering the extra effort involved working within such boundaries. But not all gage users understand this.


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Gage Block Calibration

Consider these steps before going through the process.

Gage blocks are the most used physical representation of length available to companies requiring the highest order of precision for their work.


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