Survey - Micrometer Vernier Usage

To All:
I was just curious as to how many use the vernier on the sleeve/barrel
of a micrometer (even when measuring to tenths)
[ ] I use the vernier every time I use a micrometer or depth mic.
[ ] I use the vernier only when the accuracy requires it.
[ ] I don't use the vernier - just estimate the tenths from the
distance to the next .001 mark - from experience I've found it makes
little real difference.
[ ] What's a vernier?
[ ] That's what digital mics are for.
Comments:
Reply to
BottleBob
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[X] I use the vernier only when the accuracy requires it.
Reply to
Black Dragon
[addendum]
Black Drag> BottleBob wrote:
Comment:
Never without first checking the mic with a standard.
Reply to
Black Dragon
and I always check against standards..
Reply to
tnik
Some mechanical digitals also have verniers Unka' George [George McDuffee] ------------------------------------------- He that will not apply new remedies, must expect new evils: for Time is the greatest innovator: and if Time, of course, alter things to the worse, and wisdom and counsel shall not alter them to the better, what shall be the end?
Francis Bacon (1561-1626), English philosopher, essayist, statesman. Essays, "Of Innovations" (1597-1625).
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F. George McDuffee
fwiw, my answer is this, if you were fortunate enough to be trained the correct way to read verniers then good for you, you don't need anything more. Too many people were never trained how to properly read a set of verniers, show me someone who detests verniers and I'll show you someone who missed the proper training in reading verniers.. I trust verniers no different than digitals, only the vernier always works, the dials doesn't jump off track, the batteries never fail, they never fail to zero out, so if you actually know how to read a set of verniers what is not to like? Michael
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Michael
Black Dragon wrote in news:gtpqp8$rua$ snipped-for-privacy@bdhi.local:
Me too.
Reply to
Alphonso
My only problem with verniers, regardless of what they are used on, is that I have to carry a big-ass magnifying glass everywhere because I CAN'T SEE THE DAMN LINES!!!
Reply to
Alphonso
Who can read tenths on a 84 inch vernier? I use a rail mike with calibration standards for tight measurments of large diameters.
John
Reply to
John
Judging by responses, I'd say there are a few here that have not ever heard of a Mic with a vernier on it!
Reply to
Joe788
Other than being easy to read, how does digital guarantee accuracy over mechanical?
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Jon Banquer San Diego, CA
Reply to
jon_banquer
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Jon Banquer San Diego, CA
Reply to
jon_banquer
after checking zero with a standard. I rarely need to go to tenths. Thank You, Randy
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Reply to
Randy
Not much help for the type of astigmatism I have. And advancing cateracts. And just gettin' old.
Reply to
Alphonso
What type do you have?
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Can't they be removed?
So you'd rather be young with no experience? ;>)
Jon Banquer San Diego, CA
Reply to
jon_banquer
"> [ ] I use the vernier every time I use a micrometer or depth mic.
Dale
Reply to
DrFrye
[X] I don't use the vernier - just estimate the tenths from the
Its all in your feel or squeeze where the barrel stops, as you said estimating the distance to the closest .001 line. Buy the time I pull it off the work piece I'm measuring on a machine & turn it to read the tenth lines the barrel moves. I know I'm clumsy & the lock does not work. Damn digital mics. I hate'em. I keep resetting 0 on my Starrett 733 1-2 because of the way I hold it in relation to the button. Bad design. Mititoyo is much better. F-it The thing is to bulky anyway. One shop I was at a few years back kinda "required" a digital 1-2 because that was the size range of their work. Gimme my B&S satin chrome slanted line any day. Just listen to others piss & moan about being .025 off when using it.:-) When I was in the "tenth zone" building gear molds, once in a while when really needed, I'd borrow one of the old timers Etalon - now thats a nice mic. .0005 graduations & smooooth. I gotta get me one o those! Thank you for reminding me BB. E-bay here I come. None of my depth mics, Starrett & Lufkin have a vernier. If I really want to raise a few eyebrows, I pull out the old lufkin manual vernier. Remember the big manual verniers used years ago, the ID measurement was reading the vernier scale then subtracting .400" for the tips. Shit talk about mistakes.
How many use tenth indicators? not me.
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