So, what is a micrometer?
A micrometer is tool built to take extremely precise measurements. They come in all shapes and sizes. These instruments are available in both metric and imperial versions.
- Metric – usually measures in 0.01mm
- Imperial – usually measures in 0.001 inches
How does a micrometer work?
Micrometers have a calibrated screw or thread on the inside of the instrument. This is how the measurement is taken. With each spindle revolution, the measurement reading is adjusted.