How To Use Different Precision Measuring Tools

by | Apr 11, 2023 | Uncategorized

Using reliable precision measuring tools is essential for achieving accurate readings in business and manufacturing environments. Measuring standards are necessary to guarantee precise measurements, product form, and threading. By giving you accurate measurements, they help you make wise selections. The projects you’re working on will determine your required dimensions and how you gather the data. Access to various precision measurement tools is often advantageous to your requirements and tastes.

What Are Some Different Precision Measuring Tools?

The following is a collection of resources that covers the fundamental specifications for precision measuring tools:


Micrometers are made to the best standard and come in many different types: outside, inside, depth, bench, and heads. Electronic, digital, and traditional vernier measurement readouts come in different sizes and with other accessories.

Slide Calipers

Slide calipers provide a wide measuring range, flexibility, and 0.001 accuracy. These gadgets measure outside, inside, depth, and step. Full-featured electronic instruments with optional IP67 protection are included. Large, light carbon fiber versions and specialty tools with extended jaws, alternate connections, and other modifications are available in addition to 6”/150 mm, 8”/200 mm, and 12”/300 mm tools.

Height Gauges

Accurately measure the distance between a flat surface like a Starrett granite surface plate to a component feature. The Altissimo sophisticated electronic height gauge is accurate and feature-rich. Gauges have different ranges and features. Many choose the vernier height gauges for their precision. DIGI-CHECK gauges provide maximum accuracy.

Depth Gauges

Several scenarios require measuring the depth by sight using a precise rule in a hole or slot—various forms, complexity, cost, and accuracy. Depth micrometers—electronic, dial, and vernier—are the most accurate. The electronic depth gauge options include coolant protection and data output. Dial and vernier depth gauges are also accurate. 

Bore Gauges

They are used to measuring how big holes, cylinders, and pipes are on the inside. Wireless bore gauges make it easy to get measurements of holes, especially when there are a lot of holes. Users can measure and collect data without making mistakes, which can be used for Statistical Process Control analysis.

Indicators and Gauges

The main gauges are the mechanical dial, electronic display, lever-style test, and back plunger. Test, dial, and electronic or wireless indicators are offered. Indicators are used for several purposes, from monitoring run outs to assessing tolerances in go/no-go situations.

Hardness and Surface Testers 

A material’s hardness determines its resistance to shape change, bending, scratching, and abrasion. Analog, digital, and portable hardness testers are available. Shore portable hardness testers examine rubber, soft plastics, and leather.

Data Collection Systems

Manufacturing is moving toward electronic measuring equipment with output because data collecting is becoming more critical. DataSure Wireless Data Collection, the top Starrett line product, collects and transmits real-time measurement data. It simplifies steps, saves time, and eliminates data-gathering errors from measurement to entry.


Precision items need squareness or perpendicularity. Starrett has several high-quality solid squares, try squares, and unique goods. The combo squares and accessories are extensive. The initial product, combo square, is now the greatest.

Precision Rules, Straight Edges & Parallels 

These are the most exact and enduring precision rules with unmatched graduation sharpness, readability, and quality. The extensive assortment includes temper, 10 English and eight metric graduation types, width and thickness variations, lengths to 144”, attachments, and holders.

Fixed Gauge Standards

They provide a wide range of standard gauges to assess workpiece measurements quickly. They aid in-process and final inspection. Pin, drill, sheet, wire, center, screw pitch, radius, ball, diameter, angle, thickness, and feeler stock are available.


This segment uses precision metal tools with ground surfaces for machine shops and toolrooms, leveling with the ground and graded vials, precision bench levels with double plums up to 24″, cross-test, and bench levels.

What Is The Most Precise Measurement Tool?

The precision of the measuring tool affects measurement accuracy. A precision measuring instrument measures data in tiny increments. The caliper is more accurate since it can measure very minute length discrepancies. The more exact the measuring tool, the more precise the measurements.

Why Do We Need Precision Measuring Tools?

Precision measuring tools are tools or devices used to measure physical quantities precisely or to get indirect measurements by calculating real-world objects to give precise values. Usually, these instruments were limited to a few tools that worked on mechanical principles. But now, because there is a greater need for mechanisms that give accurate measurements quickly, devices are used that work on electronic, pneumatic, and optical principles, depending on what is needed.