The Fowler 52-085 series master inch/metric vernier caliper measures in inches and metric, has a 0.001″/0.02mm graduation, and two-way jaws for measuring the inside diameter (ID) and outside diameter (OD) of holes, grooves, and tube thicknesses. Three-inch jaws provide access to hard-to-reach areas and improved accuracy over longer measuring ranges. The open-face design allows both vernier scales to be located on one side of the gauge for both inside and outside measurements. A fine-adjustment screw ensures accurate measurements, and a locking screw secures the measurement tightly in place for accurate readings. An extra-long vernier ensures accuracy. Sharp black graduations and wide-spaced microfine graduations on a satin-finished bar ease reading. Raised sliding surfaces prevent wear of graduations for accuracy and long life. Verniers can be adjusted as wear occurs over time, and ground and lapped measuring faces ensure accuracy and wear resistance. Hardened stainless steel construction provides durability and wear resistance. The caliper includes a fitted case.
Vernier calipers are measuring instruments commonly used for inspection in manufacturing to provide the precise measurements of an object. A pair of jaws attached to a long beam with a marked scale is used to take inside, outside, and step measurements. An additional depth probe slides along the beam to take depth measurements. One jaw is fixed to the end of the scale, while the other jaw slides along it with gearless precision to take measurements. The main scale is engraved directly on the beam while the vernier scale is engraved on the slider mechanism. The base measurement is taken from the long beam, which provides the initial whole measurement in inches, centimeters, or millimeters. To obtain the total measurement, the base reading is added to the vernier scale reading, which provides fractional measurements in inches or millimeters. A locking mechanism provides the ability to take differential measurements for determining the difference in measurements between two objects. Compared to digital and dial calipers, vernier calipers are more durable because they do not have internal moving parts, and are less prone to inaccuracy caused by shock, debris, and other contaminants, but they can be more difficult to read than digital and dial calipers. Vernier calipers are commonly used in fields such as metalworking, mechanical engineering, machining, and carpentry.
The Fred V. Fowler Company manufactures inspection and measurement instruments such as electronic indicators, calipers, bore gauges, and digital scales. The company, founded in 1946, is headquartered in Newton, MA.
What’s in the Box?
- Fowler 52-085 series vernier caliper
- Fitted case
Master vernier caliper with inch/metric measuring range and 0.001″/0.02mm graduations for measuring the inside diameter (ID) and outside diameter (OD) of holes, grooves, and tube thicknesses
Accurate, engraved, machine-divided graduations, and raised sliding surfaces to prevent wear of the graduations
Hardened stainless steel construction provides durability and wear resistance
Fine-adjust screw ensures accurate measurements and locking screw secures the measurement tightly in place for accurate reading
Ground and lapped measuring faces provide wear resistance and long life