What is a micrometer?

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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.